Brian Cox unleashed expletive-filled Brexit tirade: ‘That f***er Farage!’

Brexit is 'unthought through' says Brian Cox in 2018

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Succession is back and as brilliant as ever. The hit series follows billionaire Logan Roy, played by Scottish actor Brian Cox, and his broken family who stab each other in the back on a daily basis in a desperate bid to become the new CEO of their family’s global media empire when their father dies. Mr Cox said there may only be one or two more series of the drama. He will appear on the Jonathan Ross Show tonight where he discusses the third series and what the future holds for the Roy family.

Actress Joan Collins and comedian Rob Beckett will join him on the chat show, while legendary pop band Duran Duran will perform in the studio.

Speaking to British GQ, he said: “I would say possibly two more series and then I think we’re done. But it just depends and may just be only one more series. It depends what the writers feel.

“I know they’ve got an endgame. They haven’t told us what the ending is, but there is an endgame.”

Succession, created by the maker of Channel 4 series Peep Show, Jesse Armstrong, airs weekly on Sky Atlantic in the UK. 

Mr Cox won a Golden Globe for Best Actor after the second series of Succession, and the show also cleaned up at last year’s Emmys.

The Scotsman, 75, has never been one to shy away from voicing his political opinions.

He has previously called for a second referendum on Scottish independence, given his support for the recreational use of cannabis, and laid into the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

He told PA last year at the Bafta Tea Party that Scotland is “organically” moving towards a decision to become independent after the Brexit vote.

On another occasion last year, Mr Cox launched into a rant about Brexit in an interview with former Labour Party spin doctor Alastair Campbell. Writing in the New European, Mr Campbell claimed Mr Cox described the UK’s decision to leave the bloc as a “massive act of self-harm”.

His character Logan swears an awful lot in Succession, something Mr Cox said he now finds himself doing on a day-to-day basis, according to an article in GQ this week. Any mention of those involved in orchestrating Brexit, and the F-bombs come flying out again.

Mr Campbell recalled him saying: “That f***er Farage… Johnson with all his f***ing lies… Cameron, what a stupid f***ing thing to do.”

Dundee-born Mr Cox lent his support for the ultimately unsuccessful People’s Vote, and provided a voiceover for one of their adverts three years ago.

Recalling Winston Churchill’s thoughts on a united Europe, he said in the advert: “The opportunistic clowns of Brexit, Gove, Johnson and the little Englander Farage and the feudalist Rees-Mogg have not shown an iota of Churchill’s vision and Wisdom.”

He added: “A People’s Vote is vital in order that they be given the opportunity to reflect and review how the referendum of 2016 has been altered by the social, political and economic nature of our lives today in 2016.”

Much to Mr Cox’s regret, the campaign was unsuccessful. 

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Writing in the New European, Mr Campbell claimed Mr Cox thought they were “so close” to getting a second Brexit referendum.

Mr Cox reportedly told him: “It makes my blood boil, all the lies, all the promises that aren’t going to be kept.

“That f***er [Nigel] Farage with his phoney man of the people act, and Johnson pretending that this is the right thing for the country, when the whole thing was a vehicle for him to become Prime Minister.

“Brexit makes me so sad about what we have become as a country, and now all that rubbish about Big Ben bongs and new 50p coins and Johnson saying ‘let’s all put it behind us and get along together.’ F*** off!”

He reportedly claimed Brexit has been “about English nationalism” and Scotland being an independent country in Europe would be his preference.

Mr Cox reportedly told him: “It makes my blood boil, all the lies, all the promises that aren’t going to be kept.

“That f***er [Nigel] Farage with his phoney man of the people act, and Johnson pretending that this is the right thing for the country, when the whole thing was a vehicle for him to become Prime Minister.

“Brexit makes me so sad about what we have become as a country, and now all that rubbish about Big Ben bongs and new 50p coins and Johnson saying ‘let’s all put it behind us and get along together.’ F*** off!”

He reportedly claimed Brexit has been “about English nationalism” and Scotland being an independent country in Europe would be his preference.

He said: “The idea that this Government has the faintest clue or interest in Scotland — forget it.”

Under the current Conservative Government, which he labelled “f***ing feudal”, the people are “just pawns”.

That’s why, in Mr Cox’s opinion, Scotland must “go it alone”.

He finished: “We get held back by it again and again.”

The Jonathan Ross Show airs on Saturday at 9:30pm on ITV and ITV Hub. It will also be available on ITV Player.

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