AWARD-WINNING Scottish actor Brian Cox has recorded a special video in character as Succession’s Logan Roy for Alex Salmond’s upcoming Fringe show.

We previously told how the actor was forced to pull out of appearing at the event in-person due to filming commitments.

Cox’s video will see him read the audience the “riot act”, Salmond said, to make it clear to the audience that “there will be no bevvying and certainly no swearing”.

Dundee-born Cox won multiple plaudits for his portrayal of media mogul Roy in the HBO series Succession (below), which concluded at the end of May.

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He has already won a Golden Globe for his performance and was recently nominated for an Emmy

Salmond’s political debate show – titled The Ayes Have It! The Ayes Have It! – will see two teams led by the former FM and Tory MP David Davis go head-to-head on a variety of issues from Brexit to Scottish independence.

Members of the audience will be able to intervene and a chair will take on the role of Commons speaker or Holyrood presiding officer to keep a “watchful eye over the proceedings”.

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Salmond told The Scotsman: “It would have been fantastic to have Brian in person for one night in the chair but now instead on every night each audience will be read the riot act by Logan Roy.

“It will certainly get people in the mood for the verbal fisticuffs to come as Roy makes it clear that ‘there will be no bevying and certainly no swearing’.”

Politicians set to take part include SNP MSP Fergus Ewing, ex-Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, former SNP leadership contender Kate Forbes and SNP MSP Michelle Thomson.

The second night, August 5, will see a special motion on the “public sector’s right to strike” with Salmond’s team backed by union leader Mick Lynch while Davis’s side will be supported by Talk TV’s Mike Graham.