‘I don’t watch tv’: how two Brian Coxes stumped one lodge receptionist | Brian Cox

It provides an entire new that means to double reserving. Or maybe it’s extra of a mathematical drawback: clear up Brian Cox squared? However when the query was raised by a lodge receptionist, it was left to an actor and a physicist to search out a solution.

Brian Cox, the previous musician turned physics professor, was the primary to come across the issue when trying to get a key to his room within the lodge through which Brian Cox, the Scottish actor finest identified for starring in Succession, was additionally staying earlier than a joint TV look.

Chatting with BBC Breakfast on Friday, the 2 males defined what had occurred the day prior to this when trying to verify in.

“Effectively, final night time was very complicated,” the actor Brian Cox stated. “As a result of Brian arrived on the lodge and [they] stated there are two Brian Coxes, so that you’ve obtained two rooms.

“And he stated: ‘No, no, there’s just one, however I believe there is perhaps one other Brian Cox,’ to which the lodge employee replied: ‘We will’t have two Brian Coxes.’”

The physicist Brian Cox, 54, then chimed in, saying: “They wouldn’t verify me in!”

The actor added: “They wouldn’t verify him in, so he had to make use of his assistant’s identify.”

The physicist stated: “I needed to change my identify. They couldn’t do it on their laptop system. They didn’t consider me. And I obtained an image up on my cellphone and stated: ‘Look, that is Brian Cox, he’ll be coming later, after which this one …’ and he stated: ‘I do know neither of you, I don’t watch tv.’”

The actor Brian Cox, who first gained recognition for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Firm and the Royal Nationwide Theatre, has beforehand revealed he was initially extraordinarily aggravated on the prospect of getting to share his identify with one other celeb.

In a Guardian interview with each Brian Coxes earlier this yr, the actor stated: “It aggravated me initially – however has been such an ideal lesson – to search out somebody who is awfully profitable with the identical identify as me. It irked me at first, then I assumed: it’s not vital.

“I imply, we’ve got the identical identify, however then one thing comes into play the place you go: ‘Effectively, it’s solely a reputation.’ So it has been fantastic assembly you, Brian, as a result of it’s proved that identify doesn’t matter. I’m more than happy that we’ve obtained the identical identify, however in the end it’s simply a type of curiously unusual accidents.”