Succession's Brian Cox has won a battle to say 'faggot' on the show and slammed 'cancel culture' in an interview centred around his candid new memoir and the fate of Logan Roy.

The Scots actor decided to open up on life behind the scenes of the award winning drama which sees him play Logan Roy, the Dundee -born billionaire founder of fictional media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar RoyCo.

In an interview with Esquire magazine Brian admitted that he can’t bear the whole cancel and woke culture 'because it’s a sort of righteousness which is not based on anything of real value'.

Explaining his stance, he told the publication: 'You have to accept the past and realise there were modes of behaviour which were disagreeable, but they existed and they contribute to the now.

"There’s a line of correction that has happened out of something that was horrific.

"Logan Roy is a man who doesn’t curb his language, so Jesse [Armstrong, the creator of Succession] had written this line where I had to say, “What are you, a nancy?”

"I kept saying, 'I’m sorry but Logan wouldn’t do that'. This is a horrible word, but he would say, 'a f*ggot', because he’s part of that generation.

"Cancel culture [is] not acknowledging history and the awful things that happened, it’s trying to pretend it didn’t happen.

"You have to acknowledge where you’ve come from, warts and all."

Brian who has just written about his experience in life and on set in new memoir ‘Putting the Rabbit in the Hat', has admitted he won the war over the use of the word on this occasion but it remains a constant battle with writers.

He also spoke of his character Logan's fate in Succession, admitting he will probably die on the show.

He explained: "I completely trust Jesse, the man and his team have such integrity that they will bring it to completion.

"They’ve already got an end in sight. It may be five series, I don’t think it’s going to be any more than that, but it will come to an end. Logan will probably die, or not, or he’ll go off somewhere and disappear."