Succession’s Brian Cox: ‘I was touched up by Princess Margaret’

Brian Cox

Fresh from winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of media tycoon Logan Roy, the actor talks about class, cannabis and an odd royal encounter

Doing an interview over the phone can be a thankless job: lines get crossed, you awkwardly interrupt one another and, without the intimacy of a face to face encounter, it’s hard to get a sense of the other person. But doing a phone interview with Brian Cox – the acclaimed actor, that is, not the pop-star-turned-particle-physicist with the same name – is such a hoot that if we met in person I would have probably dissolved into a puddle of hysteria.

“No, no, not now, I’m having an important conversation!” he barks when someone has the temerity to try to enter his hotel room 45 minutes into our chat. “So where was I? Ah yes …” And he launches back into the anecdote about the time Princess Margaret felt him up. The man has so much charisma – and so many anecdotes – to burn, I can practically feel my phone melting against my face. Continue reading

Vanessa Kirby says playing Princess Margaret was ‘enough’ after Bafta win 

“I just felt like the luckiest person in the world to play somebody that was so colourful and vivid and brave and strong”

Actress Vanessa Kirby says the chance to get to know the character of Princess Margaret was “enough” of an honour after she won a Bafta award for her portrayal of the royal.


In May Kirby, 30, received the Bafta TV award for best supporting actress for her performances as the Queen’s sister in Netflix series The Crown.Kirby won the category after being selected by the judges over fellow actors Anna Friel, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Liv Hill [ . . . ]

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