Stephen Dougray Scott
(m. 2000; div. 2005)
Stephen Dougray Scott is a Scottish actor. He has appeared in the films Ever After (1998), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Enigma (2001), Ripley's Game (2002), Hitman (2007), and My Week with Marilyn (2011). He is a recipient of the International Emmy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the Scottish crime drama series Crime (2021).
Scott was the son of Elma, a nurse, and Alan Scott, a travelling salesman of refrigerators and freezers, and a former actor. He then gained a place on the full-time acting and performance course at Fife College’s Kirkcaldy Campus.
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. He played the villain in Mission: Impossible 2 (and was selected to do so by Tom Cruise). He was cast to play Wolverine in the feature film version of X-Men, but Mission: Impossible 2 went over schedule, and he was injured in a motorbike accident while shooting the chase scene. 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. 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. In 2013, he guest starred as para-psychological researcher/ghost hunter Alec Palmer in the Doctor Who episode "Hide".
Scott is in favour of Scottish independence. "The question a lot of people always ask is, how can Scotland pay for itself? That's not the question to ask, we can look after ourselves. We could outlast the English purely based on Irn-Bru profits..." he told The Big Issue. "The question is, would it serve the country better to have its own government? We have a particular vision of the world, which is why I think it makes sense to have independence and we have many great stories to tell."
|1990||Zorro||Don Pedro DeSoto||Episode: "Child's Play"|
|1992||Taggart||Colin Murphy||Episode: "Nest of Vipers Part One"|
|Tell Tale Hearts||David Sellors||3 episodes|
|1993||Stay Lucky||Alex||4 episodes|
|1994||Princess Caraboo||Dragoon captain|
|1995||Kavanagh QC||Terry Fisher||Episode: "A Family Affair"|
|Soldier Soldier||Major Rory Taylor||11 episodes|
|Highlander: The Series||Warren Cochrane||Episode: "Through a Glass, Darkly"|
|1996||The Crow Road||Lewis McHoan||Miniseries|
|1997||Regeneration||Captain Robert Graves|
|The Place of the Dead||Lance Corporal Richard Mayfield|
|Twin Town||Terry Walsh|
|1998||Ever After||Prince Henry|
|Deep Impact||Eric Vennekor|
|1999||Gregory's Two Girls||Fraser Rowan|
|This Year's Love||Cameron|
|2000||Mission: Impossible 2||Sean Ambrose|
|The Miracle Maker||John||Voice|
|Arabian Nights||Sultan Shahryar / Amin||Miniseries|
|2002||Ripley's Game||Jonathan Trevanny|
|To Kill a King||Thomas Fairfax|
|2004||The Truth About Love||Archie|
|Things To Do Before You're 30||Cass|
|2005||Dark Water||Kyle Williams|
|2006||The Ten Commandments||Moses||Miniseries|
|2006–2007||Desperate Housewives||Ian Hainsworth||18 episodes|
|The Donald Gray Show|
|2008||Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde||Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde|
|New Town Killers||Alistair|
|2009||False Witness||Ian Porter|
|The Day of the Triffids||Dr. Bill Masen|
|Father & Son||Michael O'Connor|
|2010||There Be Dragons||Robert|
|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|
|Doctor Who||Alec Palmer||Episode: "Hide"|
|Strike Back: Shadow Warfare||James Leatherby||2 episodes|
|Last Passenger||Lewis Shaler|
|The Wrong Mans||Walker|
|2013–2014||Hemlock Grove||Dr. Norman Godfrey|
|2014||Taken 3||Stuart St. John|
|The Vatican Tapes||Roger Holmes|
|2016||London Town||Nick Baker|
|Full Circle||Senator David Faulkner|
|Fear the Walking Dead||Thomas Abigail||2 episodes|
|Harley and the Davidsons||Randall James||Miniseries|
|2017||The Replacement||David Warnock||Miniseries|
|Jamie Johnson||Foxborough Scout||Episode: "End Game"|
|2018||The Woman in White||Sir Percival Glyde||Miniseries|
|Urban Myths||Arthur Miller||Episode: "Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder"|
|2019||Departure||Ethan Moreau||6 episodes|
|2019–2021||Batwoman||Jacob Kane||Main role (seasons 1–2), 35 episodes|
|2020||Sulphur and White||Donald Tait|
|2021-present||Irvine Welsh's Crime||Ray Lennox||Main role (12 episodes), also executive producer|
|2021||La Cha Cha||Roger Callaway|
|2023||A Town Called Malice||Tony Lord|
|Irena's Vow||Eduard Rügemer|
Awards and nominations
|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|
|2022||International Emmy Awards||Performance by an Actor||Irvine Welsh’s Crime||Won|
- Maddox, Garry (9 April 2009). "A canny X-man". Brisbane Times.
- White, Adam (9 March 2020). "Dougray Scott claims that Tom Cruise blocked him from Wolverine role that made Hugh Jackman a star". The Independent. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
- "BROSNAN COST ME 007 ROLE". Daily Record. 22 May 2006.
- "Vanessa Redgrave to star in BBC's The Day of the Triffids" The Daily Telegraph, 11 February 2009
- "BBC One - The Day of the Triffids". BBC.
- 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". 21 March 2016.
- Ge, Linda (4 February 2016). "'Fear the Walking Dead' Casts Dougray Scott for Season 2". The Wrap. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
- Agard, Chancellor (27 June 2021). "Original 'Batwoman' cast member exits after two seasons". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 28 June 2021. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
- "Dougray Scott preparing for second shot at marriage". The Scotsman. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- Tan, Michelle (8 June 2007). "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married". People. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. 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.
- "My team: Hibernian - Sport". The Observer.
- MacKenzie, Steven (16 May 2023). "Dougray Scott says Labour 'are a bunch of Conservatives dressed in the working man's rags' be in favour of Scottish independence". The Big Issue. Retrieved 4 June 2023.
- "'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.