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getting behind, so they changed my birthplace. she said, o'brien that changed your birthplace. and i should really said yes, yes, you're not born in quebec anymore. i said so where my board and then he said some work done the scotland that exclusive in to be coming up. but 2 or 3 on comments on last week. sure. on call 26. the global saving climate conference now playing in glasgow. susan says, it's actually very simple. stop the greet, doable. it says, we'll never stop it. we can at least treat our mother earth with dignity, change must come. cuddle, said sad about the many missed opportunities. very informative program discussion. robert said shocking that this has been a success by scotland to find the carbon capture project idea. but every turn westminster mysteriously adapt to things to make scotland a loser. nisa says, my husband worked long on it for 34 years and was made redundant when not to cause due to the carbon capture being cancelled. gordon mackenzie says fascinating. that
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was science for dummies. master class, thank you for the to learned. professors course mainly says, i feel it's going to be co pipe $26.00 with leaders of the so called big nations all passing each other on the back on the small and eastern leaders leaving bitterly disappointed. and finally, hot mike says, will just be a lot of hot air and lip service. now brian cokes began his acting career done, did repartee theater after 60 years of award winning success on states. i've been film. he won a golden globe play for fame, taciturn meter magnet logan roy bessie cassim, the publication of his autobiography, putting the rabbit in the alex. 7 catches up with brian called and delighted to be joined by logan roy or brian cox. brian, welcome back to the alex simon. show. nice to see a ride. they've been,
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they've been many cases of actors who work for decayed to become of might successes . be an example of somebody who's be the success of the best part of half, essentially. but now you become all of a sudden a superstar of it totally recognizable international figure that i was that impacting on, on your life. as a pastor, as well as an actor. well there's, there's, you know, it's, it's great in many ways, but it's so, so the sad thing is i've now lost my anonymity, so people know who i am and they're constantly asking me to tell them to do a certain thing at off. basically i can list because to really reaches video, telling us to f off. and cuz it's the easiest thing in the world is the efforts, if not. so it's it's, it's kind of odd, it's very odd situation. but of course, there are other things which are nice, you know, there's a lot, the good outweighs the bad. but i mean, the people think of us logan roy of another expecting you to be tough for places
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casa sutherland offensive. some people are intimidated by me, which isn't a bad thing because they think i'm logan roy and there's like i was written something this morning that this problem back stiffness, supercilious is magdalana mine. and i thought they were talking about me and i saw something like that. and i realized that when talking about me, they were talking about logan lee, evil twin. so one last question on, that's amazing. success in succession well into the the some series i'm watching and it appears that logan's got we've got a vulnerability as a, has a, has dysfunctional family seem to be combining against them. i'm. i'm a great defender of logan. i mean, you have to, you miss 7, just your character one way or the other. you know, that's rule number one when you. but i, i look at, look at, and i think, you know, he's, course james got in, but of course he's, he's, you know,
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he's free with these language. but all you need to do is find the success of funds from maybe a horrible firm. but that's what he's trying to do and he's hoping it's going to be kids, but his kids are being persistently disappointing. so it's very hard for him in many ways. so i actually have a lot of sympathy from because, you know, yeah, she's ruthless. yeah, she's a tough business. fine. yes. he talks about being a killer and all of that stuff, but that's all part of what is really and he says that very early on. this is a game. it's an elaborate game. and of course, when you play any game, you have to play it seriously, but it is a game, but the kids, they don't see it as a game, they see as a matter of life and death. and so it's very hard for him to kind of extricate from that belief system. and therefore, i know that just behaving truly appallingly. i think yes, she's under a lot of pressure on a stroke. he's trying to get his family is trying to get
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a phone together and, and, and the children. i'm not helping i talk and with the ambition and also this is the other thing. ready so technical element of the piece, there's a sense of entitlement, you know, in this entitlement because it leaves a lot to be, you know, considering, i mean, that's not something that's happening all the world over know we've got the same influences in the, in the media business so everybody thinks are entitled you go, no, you're not. and then out of that we have this book and cancel culture. and it's become really kind of like liberal fashion that's happening at the moment. and the scottish as logan roy, i mean, does he make secret visits back to that and in the holidays to look is that kind of a buffet? when i read that whole a done deal? i mean, what, you have to understand knowledge that started the serious. i was born in quebec
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canada and i played it with a kind of american kid in action. and i played most of this is about and then they decided an episode 9 after i'd go episode 9. peter friedman who was who had placed friday, who i keep fighting and behind shed he's just on an a d i session or a d. i was when you do dump it. ready coast guards on this, on the screen, you know that they want to put and so they changed my bus, but she said bryan to change the booklets and i should really said, yes, yes, you are not born in quebec anymore. he said, i said so where am i going? and he said, oh, i don't really, so i kind of him and then he took his device and he said, oh you a, i guess some work i'm done the scotland. and i went with that's where i'm from. and he said, oh yeah, well apparently you went from there, done these look done these continent. and i said i went up to jesse. i'm so i said,
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what's going on? i mean, i for 9 episodes, i've been playing this character and now you told me i'm from my home town. he said, oh yeah, we thought to be a little surprised. i said it's a hell of a bloody surprise. and i know this is, i've been playing at somebody's a coach. ok. it's ok. you, you left doesn't be when you look very young and you came to canada, you went back, but you came to comes in a very young age. so that was it. that was like giving away too much to the upcoming city, is a look at a good time for these enemies as a life of neal dog. yet i'm keeping them on your just stuff to watch and see a blind i was i was thanks florida. but you're a remarkable 60 year old son, the am the acting business strengths me that bit. abolition can a working class edge and actors when one thinks of people of the sixties and seventies her mouths like michael kane, sean connelly, peter o'toole,
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all from real walk in class or humble backgrounds like yourself a i s lead acting certainly in the u. k. becoming a met gentrified. no. well, it has been moving that way in many ways. i don't, you know, it's very hard to, you know, i'd say easy to accuse, you know, the public school system because they have a lot of money. so they have fantastic tension resources, and apparently the kid is both and how and eaten are phenomenal. and of course kids get into that at the red main benefit come batch, dominant west. they're all public school boys and that's fine. i got nothing against that. i like, well you have to understand, you know, we've been younger than me, but what you have to understand is the sixty's was the time of tremendous social mobility. there was never anything like it, there's never been anything like it since. and the certainly wasn't anything like it before, because as we rightly said, that the end of the great cry was 15 years of tory mas room,
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which was often the labor government lost seats in the, in the, immediately after the war. they were empowered. and the last and that it was 30 years of tourism. but out of that became this desire. and of course some of these things like the wrong court, which we're creating you writing and they were open to actors from all classes coming on board, you know, but mainly there were edgy more to the humbler classes. so when i saw albert finney, who was my great hero, when i saw him do saturday night and sunday morning, because i wanted to be an act i was want to be an american. i thought that was my was my fantasies. but when i saw him at the plaza and the whole time and dandy, he was 24, i was 14, i suddenly thought, oh my god, it's possible it's possible. and then i got this lovely job, but the rap which is purely happens chance i got it. and i worked there for 2 and a half years and had the best time in my life. and i was very prepared to go to
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drama school. and when i went to drama school, i had a grunt, i had all my expenses paid and, and also living alone, i had 11 pounds, living alone, which was on hand off. no unhappy event. oh it's, it's so punitive. know why i'm sick kids. and that was and we want to know 5 better worse off time at that time economically than we are now. you know, so it kind of odd to me that, that this is happened. the gentrification is moved in in a big way and it's, it's happened in london. you can see in london now, you know, young people have to share houses where they could have a decent flock in the i hear, you know, 757 kind of young, couple sharing a house where they, they have to share bathrooms and everything. and it's got, it's got so out of hand because of the monstrous rise in property prices for one thing. but also in education to says about is exception to that. and if you look
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across the r one thinks of martin calling, see smith, general buttons and painting these are all very humble bike, and some people have broken up and they are. and the climate in scotland has always been towards scotland is very generous in that way. and thanks to what you did with frederick for university education. if you're a scott, you know, that's correct. that's kept, you know, i'm, you know, i'm a socialist, i believe in a gallon pain us. and i believe that we're all, as i say in scotland, all jock thompson's bins and we all need equal opportunity. unfortunately, some people are more equal than us. and that's what's happened. edge happened in the theater and i think it's really sad. and i've been one of my, the heroes. of course brian list was how to wilson in the office of god the most, most of the 2 great achievements one was keeping the button vietnam. but the, the 2nd was the open university of course, and what that meant in terms of access to education. so you saying and settling the
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losing lot, losing the access we're going into the vassal social ability. well, it looks like it's certainly from the arts point of view. it looks like it. i'm sure the people who say cox is talking nonsense, but just just, i'm comparing it to a, a really how student time in the sixty's when we didn't have any money. we had less money now, but that was social mobility like i have not seen and has sort of slowly, slowly over the years, shut down. and when we come back, i'm going to talking to brian cox about how he brought flu in the theater and how you behave know become less astonishing and to marshal super stop. ah, the british and american governments have often been accused of destroying lives in
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their own interests. what you see in this, these techniques is the state devising methods to end to essentially destroy the personality of an individual. by scientific means. this is how one doctors, theories were allegedly used in psychological warfare against prisoners deemed a danger to the state. that was the foundation for the method of psychological interrogation, psychological torture, the ca, disseminated within the u. s. intelligence community, and worldwide among allies for the next 30 years. and how the victim say they still live with the consequences today. ah, well, welcome back. alex is in conversation with the 2 most famous men to hear from dandy
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media magnet logan roy from the see the succession played by brian cox. i speaking to brian cox logan roy, but he's do autobiography putting the rabbit in the hot blank on that title. robert and the women that come from well, it comes from when we did campbell in the grade all those years ago. it was the opening production of the new national theater on the south bank. and then last strikes a lot of delays and we ended up doing other plays in the middle and we were doing the whole thing that lasted 7 months, which was a long time. so anyway, we come back to rehab shows and we are having difficulties because it's been a rhetorical company. so big speeches. so we're having difficulty in there are 3 kings who are attendant large to, to cumberland. and so our was penny was st on lots come on. it's, you know, it's like you just, you just get there the other i'm so we do, we get
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a rama my great friend overcoat and he said, yeah, but how do we get to run into that in the 1st place? and so i'm not why i got the title putting the rub because it's all very well, you know what you see, but that's the process of actually we got the rub it into that. so, i mean, after all these great rules in movies and films and live in the city is of course you still got yourself as a thief. back to me is that you know, your 1st a great love. well, actually if i'm absolutely honest my 1st great love was the movies because it was stopped with the sort of, you know, i was the beginning of a kind of, you know, when you're, when you're a kid, when i was a kid, i used to put the pictures, you know, we have double features and we have in my hometown to bending at 21 cinemas at one time and i visited them all from the age of. i started going to pictures, went out on cinema when i was about to ice, when i was about spite,
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i start to go on my own, which is unheard of. and we had double features so that, you know, you start at 6 o'clock, you get 2 pictures, it'll be 3 days in the us to cinemas office at one another. and so you could see as many as 8 movies in a week. and i was kind of was attractive. i was always the american stuff that i really loved. the nation started american action when i was about 5. but of course, what happens to you when you start learning to the business, i'm acting as your introduced to the extraordinary world of the theatre, particularly the starting about shakespeare, who is singularly the greatest writer plays ever, ever. so in a way it distracts you, you got, you get, you follow the lane of a theater, korean, and i, i follow that line, you know, till i was in my mid fourties and i thought, wow, this is, i've done that. but then i felt and exhausted it, i had no less response, always got to just back and i still want to do theater. but in the end, i thought,
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you know, this is a time for me to go further into the cinema and i, at that time there wasn't a great cinema industry here. i mean, there was television, there's always been television, but it wasn't a great sort of industry. so i decided to take myself off the hollywood. and i didn't, you know, i wasn't a happy decision, but i thought i need to, you know, because you have to reinvent yourself after a while. you know, you can't always paddle the same boat. so i went and i decided that having a leading turn this in the theater, i decided i would become a can i track that? you'll have to invent yourself as the 1st hannibal lecter on screen. well, i got that. i run it. may i go through a theater pins? i did a play about and i'm going to play by ron hutchison, which i did in new york on raton, the skull, and it was actually brian dennehy, the actor brian denny being offered the role of hannibal lecter. but he felt he was,
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it was not his role because he thought he was too big into imposing. you know, i mean, he's gone sadly. dear friend, and so he recommended me to michael man. no michael and i had to be didn't know what it was, but then you had this brilliant casting director called bonnie tenement. and bonnie came to see me in the play and was completely blown away my by my performance, which was very flattering. but when i went for the film edition with my friend phillip jackson who played the other characters he played will brain, he was my voice off. we're right there. and she said, i don't want to see you. and i said, i don't really want to see you. i said why? i said, well i, i could when i got to the theater, i was late and i couldn't, i my, she was in a very bad position. i could only hear you and it was your voice. i was just trying to fix for your voice. so i started the whole thing with my back to the camera,
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which is actually what i do in the film. i mean, if you look up when let you know tony hopkins, he stands in the middle of the set, you know, meeting tardies. but i was, i my back and i had my back to the, the camera numbers like that. and then i ton. so that's what happened and that's what, you know, that's how i became an elector. and of course it was a great opportunity for me. but then i had to read, you know, i was living in america, i just on to place one off to the other. and if the claimant stringent sco stringent to which i did on broadway, that i did display the public and i was having a great time but, but then my 1st marriage was falling apart and i realized i'd have to go home because you know, my kids were leaving me and so i, i just came back, i didn't follow the american thing that and i came back and then out of that i go, i went to stratford and probably had the best time of my theater career strap. it was a great time and playing great rules. i played title sandrani cars,
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which was my signature role, a d r i c. and then i went on to the national to play king leah. but i've reached a point where i thought i want to shift. now i don't want to become one of those actors who i have huge respect for. and i got a jack a, you know, who did to see it on a regular basis. ian mckellen, i just wasn't me. so i thought, no, i'm going to go and just be jobbing work and it was a dangerous decision to know it's 50. but it was probably the best decision i ever made. a known for. but just to be a ferocious what ray of in your cheese, 1995, a notable a de marsh by being starting in both the 2 scottish blockbusters of that year. brave huh. and rob roy, i mean i have to go off without buy the detail, rob roy, you wouldn't brief up and vice versa. well, i wish i remember i was doing rob roy,
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i infinitely prefer allen shop script. so rob roy, to the strange bray plot, which i thought because i actually played wallets and played a wallace on the television some years before. and it was, you know, it was that that strip was a complete fantasy. but you know, it's a very entertaining course from scots. why? hey, position. it was incredible. and but the best bet a script i thought was rob roy and i was doing rob roy and then a male was definitely he wanted me to be in braveheart. so he said why i said, now i really want to do this because i want to play mel gibson was actually offered rob roy before he was offered the film thing and actually be running a good a roy because he's actually physically the right high. it's ironic that liam neeson should have played wallace because, well, it was very, very tall. and rob roy, of course, had it rickets and was small and red headed, you know, anyway,
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he played and im liam played rob roy. so i told the people, i said that and now it's kind of big me see, i really want you to be in the fell and try to much and i wrote a vessel bryan for fascinating mill mill, mill, gibson, liam neeson. you've been in the big of a complimentary about mel gibson, a rough time and recent years, but you see him as a a. another great human being. i do, i mean, i mean it's just because you can find it on males mows got problems. there's no question about it, but he is not a bad man. he really isn't a bad man and i will defend him. you know, because i know him and i know about his generosity. i've seen him deal with because you've had problems with the alcohol and he was magnificent. he was always generous and kind and caring. i have great compassion come to my post. humble, by glad end, in a label support of
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a long tam socialist for $1000.00 due towards the idea, the scottish independence, and becoming a, a strong figure in the yes campaign. a 2014 was of any single policy on was at mora, a sense of change in social direction. while it was, you know, it seemed that social democracy was absent from the country except north and also a rock and a certain person's behavior with the government of the united states. when clearly everybody knows it was, you know, there were no weapons of mass destruction. and we knew that dick cheney was really, it was all about how about was all about the oil. and i, i just thought nobody can, can they not see the avarice of that we've caused such. i mean, i think the middle east was very finally balanced anyway. and we cause we,
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we cause such may have and i was so angry about that and, and, and the humorous of tony in many ways dealing with that. so i just, i, i, you know, i felt i was there after because i was the voice of labor in the 97 election. and i was so live in mind that i just really believed in the party big time. but i saw the party slowly getting sold on the river. i don't think the party is recovered to quite frankly, i really don't. and i think it's tragic because i still am, i am a socialist, so therefore i don't it. but also we live in the u. k. in a very futile system. you know, everybody in that place of this goes on full upcoming, you know, it's still that it's a bit it's, it's a bit more. i'll agree like, but it's still there and i found really unacceptable. and i think when do we move on? when do we move on? and i looked at my country, i went to scotland to, i've always had a very complicated relationship with when i saw that getting it right. that's
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something about what's going on. it's gotten that getting it right. and i just felt that i had to shift my allegiance and it was very painful, very tough to do that. but i was, i was really worried about these items and it was worried particularly about and you know, in scotland that you know so much of the history of scotland, especially in recent times they always got the and the boss as far as things are concerned. i was, but i kind of get fed up of the, you know, and i just suddenly got to me, you know, and it really is a question of, you know, my country right or wrong. you know, i just, i just felt that that's what i had to, you know, because i, you know, because of the celtic thing i just spoke about was my allegiance. and i had to give that me since it was difficult for me because i remember in the ninety's i used to laugh at you alex, i used to laugh it, shaun, you know, the idea of shot possibly coming, the president of scotland. and i thought, well, surely kind of the president sean connery, it won't work. but no,
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i mean in the end it was a, it was a journey that i had to take. it was a tough and hard, but i haven't regretted it. i still think that a huge problems back, huge problems. i was up there recently and i and there's a lot of no party party political criticizing. you know, i was on the question, i'm not, i just very shocked by and, but because of the desperate times that we're in. no one last question about logan roy. i've been what she was. i mean, if somebody comes to me after something you said an interview, the, it doesn't, it doesn't just do volga, fractions. it does very short sentences. when you're going to be many soliloquies. playing logan roy as a brian. no, no, not in my old age, that's. that's a great blessing. the fact that she is monosyllabic bride casa. thank you so much for lots of luck with the bo griffin. thank you so much for joining again. i'm
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alex. i'm unsure. thank you alex, it's pleasure to talk to brian cox. his autobiography couldn't have been better titans. let me start to ask for sale feats. fewer asked by their adoring bonds. just the way the, the one thing that cooks and logan, who i do have in common is that they are self made. man who take no nonsense. and few prisoners that is reflected in cox is tensioned by tumors may walk on a car because he has encountered in his rags to riches story. other than not, david disagree on just about everything. brian cox is view on life. show business on politics will always fight. i read your kids on this program. and so from alex, nice open all at the shoe. thank you for watching, stacy. i will see you all again next week. ah
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