“Years ago, I was involved in making a documentary about Russian history where Brian Cox came in to do the voiceover. Sadly, Cox turned out to be a moody old git. Most annoying was his habit of checking every line with his daughter who he’d brought along to watch (she was doing Russian at A Level). Based on her advice, he insisted on changing half the script that had been months in the making, often to the detriment of the film. Things got so testy that the dubbing mixer had to step in before Cox and a member of the production came to blows.
“Many years later, I was at a party and got chatting to someone who loved the series Deadwood as much as I did. I told her that my one caveat about the series was its inclusion of Brian Cox, who I couldn’t stand after he’d turned up at a VO recording with his daughter. I told her I thought Cox was basically “a cunt” and explained why.
“She smiled at me, and asked if I was joking – because she was his daughter and she remembered that day very fondly.”