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James Cosmo, b. 1948. Actor
© Donald Maclellan

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James Cosmo, b. 1948. Actor 28 April 2000

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
James Cosmo has had a prolific acting career which extends back to the 1960s. Born in Clydebank he trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). His imposing stature has meant that he is often cast as tough characters, however, he played Father Christmas in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (2005). Other films in which he has starred include ‘Highlander’, ‘Braveheart’, ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Troy’, alongside performances in TV shows, ‘Merlin’, ‘Flashforward’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy’. This striking portrait shows Cosmo’s interesting face in great detail.


  • Acc. No. PGP 284.23
  • Medium Silver gelatine bromide toned print
  • Size 44.90 x 35.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2002