Brian Cox to star in ABC fantasy pilot 'Gotham'

Published Mar 20 2012, 16:47 GMT  |  By

Actor Brian Cox

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Brian Cox has landed a role in ABC pilot Gotham.

The veteran actor will play the wise and secretive Alderman Morrill, according to Deadline.

Gotham will follow Annie Travers (Megan Ketch), an NYPD detective who discovers a magical world that exists within New York.

Cox's character appears to be the owner of a simple clock shop, but is entrusted with maintaining order in the secret world.

The 65-year-old actor, acclaimed for his theatre work, has appeared in such films as 1986's Manhunter, 1998's Rushmore and last year's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

He also recently signed up to star in BBC Four comedy Bob Servant Independent.

Other stars attached to Gotham include The Walking Dead actor Lennie James and former Hollyoaks star Barry Sloane.

The River's Michael Green has written the pilot, which will be helmed by I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence.

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