James Cosmo


Date Of Birth

May 24, 1948


Scottish actor James Cosmo has been in the TV and film industry for over five decades. His extensive list of credentials spans over a hundred movies and TV shows, most of which he is seen playing "tough guy" characters. On the big screen, he is most noted for his work in In the Devil's Garden, Highlander, The Fool, Trainspotting, Babe: Pig in the City, The Match, One More Kiss, To End All Wars, The Reckoning, The Four Feathers, The Runway and Donkeys, which earned him an award. On the small screen, he became part of the cast of Warship as Reg. Fuller, Thundercloud as CPO Hawkins, Roughnecks as Tom, Solider Soldier as Lt Col Philip Drysdale and Sons of Anarchy as Father Kellan Ashby. In 2011, he joined the cast of HBO's Game of Thrones as Jeor Mormont.

Place of Birth

Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

Birth Name

James Cosmo



Fun Facts

-He's been married to Annie Harris since 2000.
-He's been cast as Santa three times.


2011: BAFTA Scotland Award - Best Actor for Donkeys


2012 Game of Thrones (TV series)
2012 Silent Witness (TV series)
2012 Citadel
2011 The Glass Man
2011 No Saints for Sinners
2010 The Santa Incident (TV movie)
2010 Sons of Anarchy (TV series)
2010 The Runway
2010 Donkeys
2010 FlashForward (TV series)
2010 Outcast
2010 Castle (TV series)
2010 One Night in Emergency (TV movie)
2009 Merlin (TV series)
2009 The Clan
2009 2081 (short)
2008 The Color of Magic (TV movie)
2007 Futureshock: Comet (TV movie)
2007 Where Have I Been All Your Life? (short)
2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
2007 The Last Legion
2007 Midsomer Murders (TV series)
2006 The Lives of the Saints
2006 Free Jimmy
2006 Half Light
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch
2005 Greyfriars Bobby
2005 Little House on the Prairie (TV mini-series)
2004 Troy
2004 One Last Chance
2004 Biography (TV series documentary)
2003 Solid Air
2003 Man Dancin'
2003 Skagerrak
2003/I The Reckoning
2002 The Four Feathers
2002 Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
2001 All the Queen's Men
2000-2001 Rebus (TV series)
2001 To End All Wars
2001 Best of Both Worlds (TV series)
2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV movie)
2000 Reflections Upon the Origin of the Pineapple (short)
2000 Badger (TV series)
2000 Honest
2000 Tales from the Madhouse (TV mini-series)
2000 The 10th Kingdom (TV mini-series)
1989-1999 The Bill (TV series)
1999 One More Kiss
1999 Comedy Lab (TV series)
1999 Split Second (TV movie)
1999 Billy and Zorba (short)
1999 The Match
1999 Sunset Heights
1999 Cleopatra (TV mini-series)
1998 Babe: Pig in the City
1998 Urban Ghost Story
1997 Soldier Soldier (TV series)
1997 Ain't Misbehavin' (TV mini-series)
1997 Ivanhoe (TV mini-series)
1997 Santa/Claws (short)
1996 Emma
1996 Bad Boys (TV series)
1996 Trainspotting
1994-1995 Roughnecks (TV series)
1995 Braveheart
1994 Screen Two (TV series)
1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV series)
1994 The House of Eliott (TV series)
1993 Between the Lines (TV series)
1993 Scene (TV series)
1989-1993 Casualty (TV series)
1992 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV series)
1992 Heartbeat (TV series)
1992 Medics (TV series)
1992 Screaming (TV series)
1991 Stay Lucky (TV series)
1991 Sharp End (TV mini-series)
1990 The Fool
1990 El C.I.D. (TV series)
1990 The Campbells (TV series)
1990 Treasure Island (TV movie)
1989 The Nightwatch (TV movie)
1989 Saracen (TV series)
1989 The Justice Game (TV series)
1989 Winners and Losers (TV mini-series)
1989 Crossbow (TV series)
1988 Taggart (TV series)
1988 Stormy Monday
1988 Codename: Kyril (TV mini-series)
1987 Brond (TV series)
1987 Super Gran (TV series)
1986 Lost Empires (TV mini-series)
1985-1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV series)
1986 Running Scared (TV series)
1986 Highlander
1985 Operation Julie (TV movie)
1985 Big Deal (TV series)
1985 Lytton's Diary (TV series)
1984 Fairly Secret Army (TV series)
1984 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV series)
1984 Murder Not Proven? (TV series)
1984 Minder (TV series)
1982 Living Apart Together
1981 Strangers (TV series)
1981 The House on the Hill (TV series)
1981 The Nightmare Man (TV movie)
1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV series)




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