Bay actor James Cosmo plays Bill Bradwell in the second series.
He stars in the ITV crime drama alongside Morven Christie, Daniel Ryan, Sunetra Sarker and others.
How much do you know about the seasoned actor? Read on to learn more about his life and work.
Who is James Cosmo?
James is a 73-year-old Hollywood star from Scotland.
He is married to Mrs. Annie Harris and lives in Surrey.
The couple have two sons, Ethan and Findlay.
James Cosmo in the Bay
James plays Bill, the patriarch of the seedy family that Stephen Marshbrook, who was brutally murdered in the first episode, married into.
In a chat with The guardhe was asked if Bill would turn out to be a murderer.
And he jokingly compared himself to Johnny Tightlips, a character from The Simpsons. He’s a big fan of the longtime cartoon.
James told the newspaper, making an impression of the gangster, “Do you know this character in The Simpsons? Johnny tightlips? I’m not saying I did it, I’m not saying I didn’t. What? The Bay? I don’t know The Bay. Who?”
He also said the Simpsons would be his mastermind subject. James explained, “If I went to Mastermind – which is very unlikely – my particular subject might just be The Simpsons.
“I spoke to Andrew Neil a while ago. We come from places that are very close and were born within a few years of each other. He’s had an amazing career, but he once told me, “Jimmy, I’m the man who brought the Simpsons to the UK.” Back when he was the boss of Sky. More than anything he was so proud of it. “
What else was James in?
James has appeared in a number of blockbuster films, including the epics Braveheart, The Chronicles of Narnia and Troy.
He was also in the 1986 fantasy film Highlander and the recent BBC adaptation of the His Dark Materials books.
James was also in The Durrells and played the role of Captain Creech.
James in Games Of Thrones
One of James’ most famous acting appearances in recent years has been his role in the fantasy series Game Of Thrones.
He appeared on 12 episodes of the hit show as Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night Watchman soldiers in Castle Black.
Celebrity Big Brother stint
James also took part in Celebrity Big Brother.
He was on Series 19 of the Channel 5 reality show, which aired in 2017.
The show’s other roommates were Bianca Gascoigne, James Jordan, Calum Best, Coleen Nolan, Kim Woodburn, Jedward, and Chloe Ferry.
James won a pass to the finals and finished fourth.
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