Multi-award-winning Scottish actor and star of HBO’s Succession, Brian Cox CBE, will be Grand Marshal of the New York City Tartan Day Parade for the event’s 22nd year, taking place on Saturday 4 April 2020.

The Dundee-born actor, whose work in film, television and theater over the past 40 years has made him a household name on both sides of the Atlantic, will lead this year’s parade.

Brian Cox CBE in Edinburgh on 18 February 2020 arriving at the Hunter Foundation Dinner. PHOTO ©2020 The Edinburgh Reporter

It’s the first time since NYC Tartan Day Parade moved to Manhattan’s iconic Sixth Avenue that a previous Grand Marshal has been asked to be Grand Marshal for a second time.

Cox originally led the parade in 2012, but this is a big year for him as he triumphed at this year’s Golden Globes Awards winning ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama’ for his role as Logan Roy in the award-winning TV show, Succession. He also lives in Brooklyn, making him perfect for the starring role in April which also marks 700 years since the Declaration of Arbroath.

As Grand Marshal, he will lead 3,000 or so who take part in the NYC Tartan Day Parade, with solo pipers, drummers, full pipe bands, highland dancers, Scottish clans and the ever-popular Scottish dogs, in tow.

Brian Cox CBE said: “I’m honoured to be returning to my role of a lifetime – Grand Marshal of the New York City Tartan Day Parade. America holds a dear place in my heart, and to be able to celebrate my heritage and homeland of Scotland along with thousands of New Yorkers is a feeling unlike any other.”