Alan Cox (actor)

Alan Douglas Cox (born 6 August 1970) is an English actor. He is perhaps most widely known for portraying a teenage Dr. Watson in Barry Levinson's production Young Sherlock Holmes (1985).

Alan Cox
Born
Alan Douglas Cox

(1970-08-06) 6 August 1970 (age 50)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Years active1976–present
Parent(s)Brian Cox (father)
Caroline Burt (mother)

Life and careerEdit

Cox was born in Westminster, London, and is the son of Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox and his first wife, actress Caroline Burt. Cox was educated at St Paul's School in London. He has a sister, Margaret, and two half brothers Orson Jonathan Cox and Torin Kamran Cox.

Cox portrayed the young John Mortimer the 1982 TV adaptation of his play A Voyage Round My Father, starring opposite Laurence Olivier. He is probably most widely known for his role in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), where he played a teenage version of Dr. Watson. Other films include An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Mrs. Dalloway (1997), and The Auteur Theory (1999). In 2011, Cox also co-starred as a nudist named Cory Beck in the independent comedy Act Naturally.

Cox is unmarried and has no children.

FilmographyEdit

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Television filmsEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 381.

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