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Brian Cox new ambassador of Lyceum

posted 6 Nov 2012, 06:34 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 6 Nov 2012, 06:39 ]

Hollywood actor Brian Cox said he is ready to return to the stage in Scotland as he was confirmed as a new ambassador for a theatre where he first performed almost half a century ago.

• 66-year-old actor joined Lyceum company in 1965, the year it was formed

• Theatre relies on around £160,000 private funding to meet annual running costs of £3.2 million

• Brian Cox will help establish a new network of patrons ahead of the theatre’s forthcoming 50th anniversary