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Also Known As: Died: February 12, 1997
Born: December 4, 1933 Cause of Death: heart disease
Birth Place: Beckenham, Kentucky, USA Profession: actor

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James Cossins was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1958, he joined the Nottingham Playhouse. Cossins's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Julie Christie drama "Darling" (1965), the dramatic adaptation "How I Won the War" (1967) with Michael Crawford and the Bette Davis dramatic adaptation "The Anniversary" (1968). He also appeared in "Otley" (1969) with Tom Courtenay, the Jean Simmons comedy "Say Hello to Yesterday" (1970) and "The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer" (1970) with Peter Cook. His film career continued throughout the seventies in productions like the horror flick "Blood From the Mummy's Tomb" (1971) with Andrew Keir, the action picture "Villain" (1971) with Richard Burton and the romance "Melody" (1971) with Jack Wild. He also appeared in the Judy Geeson thriller "Fear in the Night" (1972). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Sean Connery action movie "The First Great Train Robbery" (1979), "Sphinx" (1981) and "Gandhi" (1982). He also appeared in the Albert Finney crime flick "Loophole" (1986) and the drama "Immaculate Conception" (1992) with James Wilby. Cossins last appeared in "Unnatural Causes" (PBS,...

James Cossins was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1958, he joined the Nottingham Playhouse. Cossins's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Julie Christie drama "Darling" (1965), the dramatic adaptation "How I Won the War" (1967) with Michael Crawford and the Bette Davis dramatic adaptation "The Anniversary" (1968). He also appeared in "Otley" (1969) with Tom Courtenay, the Jean Simmons comedy "Say Hello to Yesterday" (1970) and "The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer" (1970) with Peter Cook. His film career continued throughout the seventies in productions like the horror flick "Blood From the Mummy's Tomb" (1971) with Andrew Keir, the action picture "Villain" (1971) with Richard Burton and the romance "Melody" (1971) with Jack Wild. He also appeared in the Judy Geeson thriller "Fear in the Night" (1972). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the Sean Connery action movie "The First Great Train Robbery" (1979), "Sphinx" (1981) and "Gandhi" (1982). He also appeared in the Albert Finney crime flick "Loophole" (1986) and the drama "Immaculate Conception" (1992) with James Wilby. Cossins last appeared in "Unnatural Causes" (PBS, 1993-94). Cossins passed away in February 1997 at the age of 64.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Immaculate Conception (1992) Godfrey
2.
 Loophole (1986) 1st Interviewer
3.
 Gandhi (1982) Brigadier
4.
 Sphinx (1981) Lord Carnarvon
5.
 The Great Train Robbery (1979) Harranby--Scotland Yard Inspector
6.
 What's Next? (1974)
7.
 Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) German Officer
8.
 Fear in the Night (1972) Doctor
9.
 Young Winston (1972) Barnsby
10.
 Villain (1971) Brown
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1958:
Joined the Nottingham Playhouse
1961:
West End debut in "Celebration"
1965:
Cinema debut in John Schlesinger's "Darling"
1968:
Co-starred with Bette Davis in "The Anniversary"
1982:
Retired to Surrey, England
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: -

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