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James Cosmo Biography

Birth Name:
James Ronald Gordon Copeland
Birth Place:
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Studied at Hartfield Primary School in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • Played cricket with actor Sean Connery on Hampstead Heath when he was a boy
  • Worked at Arnott Young shipbreakers after leaving school at the age of 15
  • Lost a couple of front teeth when he was hit by an elbow during a football match
  • Cosmo, his stage surname, is his mother's middle name
  • Finished fourth in the 19th season of Celebrity Big Brother
  • In 2018, was honored by her Majesty the Queen with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to Drama


  • James Copeland -- Father
  • Helen -- Mother
  • Helen Copeland -- Mother
  • Laura -- Sister
  • Ethan -- Son
  • Findlay -- Son
  • Annie Harris -- Wife