is well known for his roles as the warrior Campbell in Mel Gibson
's Oscar-winning epic, Braveheart
, and, more recently, Glaucus, a Trojan ally and co-captain of the Lycian forces, in Wolfgang Petersen
's global box-office hit Troy
. A native of Scotland, Cosmo grew up in the west central town of Clydebank, known for its shipbuilding industry. He honed his acting skills in dozens of British film and television productions dating back almost four decades, making his motion picture debut in the 1969 WWII epic, Battle of Britain
Cosmo has since appeared in five dozen feature and TV films, including Young Winston, Highlander, Stormy Monday, Trainspotting, Emma, Shekhar Kapur's recent remake of Four Feathers, The Reckoning, To End All Wars and HBO's The Last of the Blonde Bombshells. In George Miller's enchanting sequel, Babe: Pig in the City, he provided the voice of Thelonius, the orangutan. Recent projects include The Last Legion and the Scottish thriller Half Light. He has guest-starred on such English TV series as Badger, The Bill, Hammer House of Horror, Quiller, The Sweeney, Fairly Secret Army and Roughnecks. For his outstanding work onscreen and his charitable work off, he received the lifetime achievement award for the Sunday Mail/McEwan's People's Film Festival.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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