The British American Drama Academy is pleased to announce that Brian Cox, CBE is its new Patron. An Emmy, Lortel, Golden Globe and Olivier award-winning actor and director, Brian is a celebrated presence on stage and screen in both Great Britain and the United States and has been for more than five decades. His career spans theatre: King Lear and Richard III (Royal National Theatre), Rat in the Skull (Royal Court), Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Championship Season (Broadway), Rock ‘n’ Roll (Broadway), and Art (Broadway); film: Churchill, The Bourne Identity, X2: X-Men United, Adaptation, Rob Roy, and Braveheart; and television: Frasier, Nuremberg, and Deadwood.

In the past year alone, he starred as President Lyndon Johnson in The Great Society on Broadway, directed the UK premiere of Joshua Sobol’s Sinners, and can be seen as Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, for which he won the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama.

“We are thrilled to have Brian Cox join us as our new Patron.” says Eunice Roberts, Dean of BADA. “Not only is he an actor with a remarkable career on stage, in film, and on television, but he is also a thoughtful and insightful masterclass instructor, one whose guidance students continue to refer to years later.”

Brian has had a decades-long association with BADA, including directing several collaborations with the Moscow Art Theatre and holding regular Masterclasses for participants on BADA’s programs. He succeeds Sir Derek Jacobi, CBE, who has served as BADA’s Patron for more than two decades.

Brian Cox headshot by David Ho.