James Ronald Gordon Copeland , known professionally as James Cosmo, is a Scottish film and television actor known for his appearances in films including Highlander, Braveheart, Trainspotting, Jagame Thandhiram, Troy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Ben-Hur and Wonder Woman, as well as television series such as Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and His Dark Materials. He appeared in the nineteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother, finishing in fourth place.
Cosmo is the son of actor James Copeland and Helen Goodlet Findlay. He attended Hartfield Primary School in Dumbarton. Through his father, young James played cricket on Hampstead Heath with Sean Connery while his father was in the pub with Peter O’Toole. He also has a sister named Laura. When he was 11, he moved back to Glasgow and later he worked for a time at Arnott Young shipbreakers in Dalmuir.