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Scot actor Brian Cox regrets CBE and would 'never accept knighthood'



Scots actor Brian Cox has said he regrets becoming a CBE and would never accept a knighthood.

The Dundee-born star said he should have “thought better” after accepting the honour in 2003 for his services to drama.

Cox, 73, has campaigned for Scottish independence and said he didn’t think he would be made a sir because of that.

But he insisted he’d turn it down anyway as he feels uncomfortable with the honours system.

Cox said: “When I became a CBE, I accepted it because I’m fickle. I have a royalist sister and a republican sister and I thought, ‘Well, my royalist sister will be happy,” but she couldn’t give a s**t.

“Now I would never be a knight. I wouldn’t want to do that. A CBE is usually a precursor to getting a knighthood. I got my CBE a while ago and I have been so active in Scottish independence.”

Cox won best actor in a TV drama for his role as media magnate Logan Roy in Succession at the Golden Globe awards this month.

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