Dougray Scott

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Dougray Scott
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Scott at the 2013 WonderCon
Born Stephen Dougray Scott
(1965-11-25) 25 November 1965 (age 49)
Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Sarah Trevis (2000–2005)
Claire Forlani (2007–present)
Children 2

Stephen Dougray Scott (born 25 November 1965), better known as Dougray Scott (pronounced DOOG-ray), is a Scottish actor.

Early life[edit]

Scott was born in Glenrothes, Fife, the son of Elma, a nurse, and Alan Scott, an actor and salesperson.[1] He attended Auchmuty High School. Adopting his stage name from his French 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.[2]

Career[edit]

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 II (hand-picked by star Tom Cruise) but was also due to play Wolverine in the feature film version of X-Men. When Mission: Impossible II went over schedule, Scott was replaced by Hugh Jackman in X-Men.[3]

After the 2002 release of Die Another Day, Scott was a frontrunner to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.[4] 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.[citation needed] 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 popular video game. 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.[5] The drama was broadcast in December 2009 as part of the BBC 1 Christmas schedule.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] In 2013, he guest starred as para-psychological researcher/ghost hunter (and War Hero) Alec Palmer in the Doctor Who episode "Hide" alongside Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Jessica Raine.

Scott has signed up to play the main primary villain in Tak3n (hand-picked by star Liam Neeson) in 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Scott is the father of twins, Eden and Gabriel Trevis Scott (b. 1998), with ex-wife Sarah Trevis, to whom he was married from 2000 to 2006.[10] On 8 June 2007, he married actress Claire Forlani in Italy.[11]

Scott is an avid fan of Hibernian Football Club and a celebrity supporter of the British Red Cross.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Princess Caraboo Dragoon captain
1995 Soldier Soldier Major Rory Taylor
1995 Highlander: The Series Warren Cochrane Series 4, Episode 18: "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
1999 Faeries Faery Prince Voice
2000 Mission: Impossible II Sean Ambrose
2000 The Miracle Maker John
2000 Arabian Nights Shahryar
Amin
2001 Enigma Tom Jericho
2002 Ripley's Game Trevanny
2003 The Poet Andrei
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 Perfect Creature Silus
2006 Heist Mickey O'Neil
2006–2007 Desperate Housewives Ian Hainsworth 18 episodes
2007 Hitman Mike Whittier
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
2011 United Matt Busby
2012 Sinbad Father La Stessa
2013 Death Race 3: Inferno Niles York DVD movie
2013 Doctor Who Alec Palmer Episode: "Hide"
2013 Strike Back James Leatherby Season 4
2013 Last Passenger Lewis Shaler
2013 The Wrong Mans Walker
2013-2014 Hemlock Grove Dr. Norman Godfrey A Netflix Original Series
2015 The Vatican Tapes Roger Holmes Filming
2015 Taken 3 Stuart St. John Filming
Division 19 Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dougray Scott Biography (1965–)" FilmReference.com
  2. ^ Dougray Scott Bio & FAQ DougraysScottInFocus.com
  3. ^ Maddox, Garry; coo "A canny X-man" BrisbaneTimes.com.au, 9 April 2009
  4. ^ "BROSNAN COST ME 007 ROLE" DailyRecord.co.uk, 22 May 2006
  5. ^ "Vanessa Redgrave to star in BBC's The Day of the Triffids" Telegraph.co.uk, 11 February 2009
  6. ^ BBC One - The Day of the Triffids
  7. ^ Nissim, Mayer (29 June 2011). "Gordon Ramsay's 'Love's Kitchen' flops with just £121 at box office". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  8. ^ United (2011) - IMDb
  9. ^ "Sir Matt Busby's family incensed over TV portrayal of iconic Manchester United manager". The Daily Telegraph. 22 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dougray Scott preparing for second shot at marriage". Scotsman. October 20, 2006. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ Michelle Tan (June 8, 2007). "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married". People.com. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Entertainment and Artists Supporters Network: Dougray Scott" RedCross.org.uk

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