BURGER van man, King Lear, a media mogul — from Bob Servant to Shakespeare and Succession, Brian Cox has played just about every role going.

Now the Dundee actor's career has taken another twist — as he interviews a cat in a purrfect new video for animal charity Peta.

As Logan Roy in HBO's media drama Succession, Cox plays the head of a dysfunctional family.

In the charity campaign, he's urging pet owners to choose their furry families by adopting animals from shelters and having them neutered.

It's all laid out in a "conversation" with feline friend Patches.

Yes supporter Cox, who has two adopted cats, said: "The thing I love about cats is their independence.

READ MORE: Brian Cox: Scottish independence is inevitable

"They can take it or leave it, and that's their power – that's their strength. They're very dependable. They have an instinct about what you need, and sometimes you don't always know, and then a cat comes, and then you go, oh, thank you."

The National:

Cox joins a long list of celebrities including Twiggy, Simon Cowell, Paul McCartney, and Joaquin Phoenix who have teamed up with Peta and its affiliates to promote animal welfare.