Following his recent Golden Globe nomination, we’re joined by acting royalty Brian Cox who, after 54 years in the industry, admits he’s finally arrived at his perfect role: playing media mogul, Logan Roy in the hit HBO drama Succession.
“I remember, I had Mayor Bloomberg, I just did a show on Broadway and he came to see the show. It’s set against a background of Vietnam and he was saying, ‘I was all ready to go to Vietnam, yeah I was absolutely ready’. He said ‘Mind you, I would never have gone as a private, only as a lieutenant.’ And I thought, ‘That says it all.’ It’s that sense of entitlement of, I am who I am. And that’s kind of scary when you meet it head on.”
The titan of stage and screen joins us on the sofa, ahead of the show’s third series next year.