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March 30, 2014 1:30 PM   Subscribe

Actor Brian Cox meets Professor Brian Cox. After having been mistaken for one another for years, even to the point of apparently being invited to events when the other was expected, the two Brian Coxes hadn't previously met. Now here they are bumping into one another live on camera at the Empire Film Awards (on YouTube).
posted by feelinglistless (24 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Apparently, if you take two Brian Coxes, and you keep one on Earth, and you rocket the other out of the solar system at near light speeds, when the second one returns, he will be younger, taller, and a physicist. Science marches on!
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:36 PM on March 30 [13 favorites]


Brian Coxes? Brian Coxi? Brain Coxopodes? Brians Cox?
posted by The Whelk at 1:39 PM on March 30 [11 favorites]


Just a couple of days ago I sat down to watch an episode of QI with guest "Brian Cox", and instead of the shouting I expected I got clever comments about science. It was momentarily quite confusing.
posted by jess at 1:45 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]


I think a "Brain Coxopode" would have the brains of the Brians Cox for feet. And that would not be right.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:49 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Brian Coxes? Brian Coxi? Brain Coxopodes? Brians Cox?

Brian Coxen.
posted by Thing at 1:51 PM on March 30 [14 favorites]


Given the current fluffle over the Hannibal series it's amusing to note that Brian Cox (the actor) was the first person to ever play Hannibal Lecter in a movie, before either Sir Hopkins or Mads back in 1986.
posted by localroger at 2:08 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Coxswoon
posted by zippy at 2:09 PM on March 30


This is wonderful. Dare I hope this is the dawning of a new Sir Ian and Sir Patrick style of friendship?
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:14 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Brian Cox is one of my favorite QI quests; I wonder if the other Brian Cox might ever be on the show.
posted by Anitanola at 2:16 PM on March 30


Looks like that show is being hosted by YoungAmerican's UK doppelganger, Jesse Thorne-with-an-e.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 2:23 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Kevin Macdonald meets Kevin McDonald on WTF.
posted by wensink at 3:18 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]


This made me smile and also reminded me I haven't yet listened to the most recent episode of Infinite Monkey Cage. So, thanks.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 3:28 PM on March 30


Kevin Macdonald meets Kevin McDonald on WTF.

Not really (they never do meet), but yeah, that goof-up is what I immediately thought of too.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:01 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


John McPhee redux.
posted by maniabug at 4:27 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Brian Coccyx.

> [Prof.] Brian Cox is one of my favorite QI quests; I wonder if the other Brian Cox might ever be on the show.

I thought that he had, but I realized that the bit I remembered the actor saying was on his appearance on the Top Gear "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment (YT: 9:11), when he drove an unfortunate 2:01.0 in the Chevy Lacetti on a dry track. Professor Cox has not been on Top Gear, yet.

Ideally they should both be on QI at the same time, followed by both appearing on Top Gear to take a turn in the Vauxhall Astra.
posted by Sunburnt at 6:05 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


I'm glad someone was able to provide the necessary Cox succor to finally get these Cox in touch
posted by threeants at 6:33 PM on March 30 [5 favorites]


I was thinking Bryan Brown, that guy from F/X and Cocktail. From the video, I see that it is in fact Brian "Blackbriar/Treadstone" Cox.
posted by blueberry at 10:09 PM on March 30


That's a lot of Cox.
posted by homunculus at 10:17 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


I see that it is in fact Brian "Blackbriar/Treadstone" Cox

Brian "Captain O'Hagan" Cox.
Shenanigans!
Meow.

posted by yerfatma at 7:33 AM on March 31 [2 favorites]


From the sounds of it, they're trying to get Brian the actor to appear on The Infinite Monkey Cage so undoutably we will find out what the collective noun for Brian Coxen is.
posted by bruzie at 10:11 AM on March 31


Brian Coxtwain.
posted by thewumpusisdead at 10:42 AM on March 31 [3 favorites]


Brian Cox (the actor) was the first person to ever play Hannibal Lecter in a movie
And he was very, very good.
He plays Lecter as he sees himself, not as the monster we see and it's all the more terrifying.
The way he talks about God killing his worshippers as though he's a peer is both absurd and horrifyingly real at the same time.

One of my very favourite actors and incredibly underrated.
posted by fullerine at 12:12 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Timecop has already explored this issue
posted by PorcupineQuills at 1:14 PM on March 31


Rather short segment in a long video-- practically a Cox-tease.
posted by Sunburnt at 7:25 PM on March 31


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