I Saw A Playhouse, My Daughter Saw A Jail | With Brian Cox

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David Chelsea for The New York Times
David Chelsea for The New York Times

All parents have dreams for their kids. But what happens when you children have very different dreams for themselves?

Ronald Berger takes on that question in his essay, "I Saw A Playhouse, My Daughter Saw A Jail." It's read by Brian Cox. He recently won a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Logan Roy in the HBO show "Succession."

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Brian Cox is the lead of the hit HBO show “Succession.” He starred as ‘Winston Churchill’ in the 2017 feature film “Churchill.” He also plays ‘Rory’ in the film “The Etruscan Smile,” and ‘Captain O’Hagan’ in “Super Troopers 2.” He starred alongside Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in “Pixels,” and in “The Campaign” with Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell. He also starred in “Edwin Boyd” and “Coriolanus.” He has starred in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Red,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Escapist,” Wes Craven’s “Red Eye,” “Troy,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” Spike Lee’s “The 25th Hour,” Spike Jonze’s “Adaptation,” and Gore Verbinski’s “The Ring.” Other film credits include “The Boxer,” “Kiss the Girls,” “L.I.E.,” and “Rushmore.” His work as Daphne’s father on “Frasier” has garnered him a nomination for a 2001-2002 Emmy Award. In 2001, he won the Emmy for his portrayal of Nazi war criminal ‘Hermann Goering’ in TNT’s “Nuremberg” for which he was also a Golden Globe and SAG nominee. Brian has collaborated with award-winning playwright Conor McPherson in several productions, including “The Weir,” and “Dublin Carol,” in which Brian starred as grim alcoholic undertaker ‘John Plunkett.’

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