Stephen Dougray Scott (born 26 November 1965) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Ever After (1998), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Hitman (2007), and My Week with Marilyn (2011).
Scott in 2010
Stephen Dougray Scott
26 November 1965
|Education||Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama|
(m. 2000; div. 2005)
Claire Forlani (m. 2007)
Scott was born 26 November 1965 in Glenrothes, Fife, the son of Elma, a nurse, and Alan Scott, a travelling salesman of refrigerators and freezers, and a former actor. He attended Auchmuty High School. Adopting his stage name from his grandmother's surname, "Dougray" (//), he enrolled in a foundation course in drama before going on to attend the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff from 1984 to 1987; here, he earned the college's Most Promising Drama Student award. In 1988, he moved to London.
Scott began his acting career in national theatre, television, and puppet shows. He appeared in his first role on the television series Soldier Soldier and made his film debut in Twin Town. His first major film roles were as Prince Henry in Ever After and the hero in the film adaptation of the Robert Harris novel Enigma. In 2000, he signed up to play the villain in Mission: Impossible 2 (hand-picked by star Tom Cruise). He was going to play Wolverine in the feature film version of X-Men. When Mission: Impossible 2 went over schedule, he was forced to drop out of the project and was replaced by Hugh Jackman in X-Men.
After the 2002 release of Die Another Day, Scott was a candidate to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. Despite the numerous reports that Eon Productions was leaning towards naming Scott as the new Bond in the 007 adventure Casino Royale, the role eventually went to Daniel Craig. In January 2006, he appeared in the miniseries The Ten Commandments as Moses. He also appeared in the NBC series Heist, which aired in March 2006 for five episodes. From 2006 until 2007, he starred in the third season of Desperate Housewives as Teri Hatcher's character's new love interest. In 2007, he played the primary antagonist in the film Hitman, based on the Hitman video games. He appeared in the title role(s) of a modern re-telling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In May 2009, it was announced that he was to play ex-con Michael O' Connor in the new RTÉ-ITV drama Father & Son.
Scott starred in The Day of the Triffids. The drama was broadcast in December 2009 as part of the BBC 1 Christmas schedule. In 2011, Scott featured in the film Love's Kitchen alongside his wife Claire Forlani, who played his love interest in the film. On the opening weekend in the UK it took just £121 in June 2011. In April 2011, Scott portrayed football manager Matt Busby in the BBC TV drama United, which was centred on the Munich air disaster of 1958, in which Busby was badly injured but survived. Busby's family were reportedly "incensed" by Scott's portrayal, with Busby's son commenting that his father's character "had the appearance of a gangster rather than a football manager" and wore an overcoat and trilby hat instead of a tracksuit, despite Busby famously being the first "tracksuit" manager of the post-World War II era. In 2013, he guest starred as para-psychological researcher/ghost hunter Alec Palmer in the Doctor Who episode "Hide".
As of 2019, Scott stars as Jacob Kane, the titular character’s father on the CW series Batwoman, set in the DC ArrowVerse.
Scott is the father of twins, Eden and Gabriel Trevis Scott (b. 1998), with former wife Sarah Trevis. On 8 June 2007, he married actress Claire Forlani in Italy. They have an adopted son named Milo, born 27 December 2014. Dougray is also a fan of Scottish football team Hibernian.
|1994||Princess Caraboo||Dragoon captain|
|1995||Soldier Soldier||Major Rory Taylor|
|1995||Highlander: The Series||Warren Cochrane||Episode: "Through a Glass, Darkly"|
|1996||The Crow Road||Lewis McHoan|
|1997||Regeneration||Captain Robert Graves|
|1997||The Place of the Dead||Lance Corporal Richard Mayfield|
|1997||Twin Town||Terry Walsh|
|1998||Ever After||Prince Henry|
|1998||Deep Impact||Eric Vennekor|
|1999||Gregory's Two Girls||Fraser Rowan|
|1999||This Year's Love||Cameron|
|2000||Mission: Impossible 2||Sean Ambrose|
|2000||The Miracle Maker||John|
|2003||To Kill a King||Thomas Fairfax|
|2004||The Truth About Love||Archie|
|2004||Things To Do Before You're 30||Cass|
|2005||Dark Water||Kyle Williams|
|2006||The Ten Commandments||Moses|
|2006–2007||Desperate Housewives||Ian Hainsworth||18 episodes|
|2007||The Donald Gray Show|
|2008||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde|
|2008||New Town Killers||Alistair|
|2009||False Witness||Ian Porter|
|2009||The Day of the Triffids||Dr. Bill Masen|
|2009||Father & Son||Michael O'Connor|
|2010||There Be Dragons||Robert|
|2010||Love's Kitchen||Rob Haley|
|2011||My Week with Marilyn||Arthur Miller|
|2012||Sinbad||Father La Stessa|
|2013||Death Race 3: Inferno||Niles York / Frankenstein||Direct-to-DVD|
|2013||Doctor Who||Alec Palmer||Episode: "Hide"|
|2013||Strike Back||James Leatherby||2 episodes|
|2013||Last Passenger||Lewis Shaler|
|2013||The Wrong Mans||Walker|
|2013–2014||Hemlock Grove||Dr. Norman Godfrey|
|2015||Taken 3||Stuart St. John|
|2015||The Vatican Tapes||Roger Holmes|
|2016||London Town||Nick Baker|
|2016||Fear the Walking Dead||Thomas Abigail||2 episodes|
|2016||Harley and the Davidsons||Randall James||Miniseries|
|2017||The Replacement||David Warnock||Miniseries|
|2018||The Woman in White||Sir Percival Glyde||Miniseries|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1999||Teen Choice Awards||Film - Breakout Performance||Ever After||Nominated|
|2009||AFI Awards||Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama||False Witness||Nominated|
|2010||Astra Awards||Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male||Nominated|
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- Maddox, Garry; coo "A canny X-man" BrisbaneTimes.com.au, 9 April 2009
- "BROSNAN COST ME 007 ROLE" DailyRecord.co.uk, 22 May 2006
- "Vanessa Redgrave to star in BBC's The Day of the Triffids" Telegraph.co.uk, 11 February 2009
- "The Day of the Triffids - BBC One".
- Nissim, Mayer (29 June 2011). "Gordon Ramsay's 'Love's Kitchen' flops with just £121 at box office". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- "United". 24 April 2011 – via IMDb.
- "Sir Matt Busby's family incensed over TV portrayal of iconic Manchester United manager". The Daily Telegraph. 22 April 2011.
- Lee, Maggie (31 December 2014). "'Taken 3' Review: Liam Neeson Stars in Mind-Numbing Misfire". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
- "BP's First Ad Campaign for a Decade".
- "'Fear the Walking Dead' Casts Dougray Scott for Season 2". www.thewrap.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
- "Dougray Scott preparing for second shot at marriage". Scotsman. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- Michelle Tan (8 June 2007). "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married". People.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- Ferguson, Donna (12 January 2018). "Dougray Scott: 'Mum's parents didn't approve of Dad. They cut off all contact'". The Guardian.
- "Teen Choice Awards - 1999 | Winners & Nominees". awardsandwinners.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- "'Samson & Delilah': Australian Film Institute Awards". Alt Film Guide. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- "ASTRA Awards 2010: Nominees". TV Tonight. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2016.