Succession’s Brian Cox Reclaims His Grandfather’s Legacy | Finding Your Roots

10 April 2023
by Ancestry® Team

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Brian Cox, known as the Roy family patriarch in HBO’s Succession, learns about the incredible service of his grandfather in WWI, unknown to him for most of his life.

“Actor Brian Cox came to me with a mystery. Brian’s maternal grandfather, a man named James McCann, died before Brian was born after a very troubled life. Growing up, Brian’s mother had told him that James had served in the military, but Brian’s many efforts to investigate the story had come to nothing. Even a photo of James that Brian recalled from his childhood had disappeared….”

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