Scott Wright (actor)

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Scott Wright
Scott wright 2014-03-28 21-27.jpg
Scott Wright in 2014
Born Scott Wright
(1974-10-02) 2 October 1974 (age 42)
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actor, singer, presenter, DJ, musician
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Kate Linsell (11 November 2007 – 2011)
Website www.scottwright.org.uk

Scott Wright (born 2 October 1974) is a British actor, singer, and musician. He was nominated for a national television award as most popular newcomer for his role as Sam Kingston in Coronation Street and has been awarded a "Rear of the Year" title.[1]

Career[edit]

Wright had a three-year stay in ITV's Coronation Street, playing Sam Kingston.[2] Wright's other acting credits on television include ITV's Crossroads and BBC One's Casualty.[3] Added to this he played the title role in Tristan in the Merlin International films production. Wright has also appeared in ITV's Emmerdale and Channel 4's Shameless.[4]

Scott first displayed his singing talents nationally on Celebrity Stars in their Eyes and has since gone on to share the stage with multimillion selling artists such as David Cassidy, Alexander O'Neil and Motown legends Martha Reeves, Candi Staton and New Kids on The Block star Jordan Knight to name but a few. Scott also plays guitar and Harmonica.

Over many year Scott has travelled far and wide performing with his band The Sound Corperation at prestigious venues such as The Point, Old Trafford; Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester; Harvey Nicols, Manchester; Reebok Stadium, Bolton; Opera House, Manchester; Belfast Grand, Northern Ireland; Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

He has taken part in reality shows including Trust Me - I'm A Holiday Rep where he spent two weeks in Cyprus for Granada Television pretending to be a holiday rep. Wright took part in the celebrity special in the fourth season of Fort Boyard in 2001. He hosted the This Morning Puzzle Book on ITV Play. Wright impersonated George Michael on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes and also hosted a weekly radio show on 106.5 Central Radio in Preston between September 2008 and September 2009.

Wright founded Screen Academy which provides acting classes for television, film and stage in the North of England.[5]

In 2015 Wright appeared in several plays and ITV 1's Midwinter of the Spirit playing Anna Maxwell Martins' husband Sean Watkins the drama also starring David Threlfall. In 2016 Wright toured with The Shawshank Redemption playing Jordan Dawkins for Bill Kenwright productions.

Filmography[edit]

Television

Production Role Company
Casualty Gerry Lomas BBC 1
Shameless Bradford Channel 4
Emmerdale Gary Dench Granada Television
Doctors Ralph Jones BBC
Crossroads Jeff Larson Carlton Television
Coronation Street Sam Kingston Granada Television
Hidden Love Trevor Channel 4
Emmerdale Brian Yorkshire Television
Midwinter of the Spirit Sean Watkins ITV

Theatre

Production Role Company
Shady Business Jerry Talking Scarlett Productions Out of Order Ronnie I Dickens Productions
Dancing at Lunasa Gerry Partington
Dean Guilty Gary Partington
Communicating Doors Reece
The Crucible Rev Hale BLT Co
Aladdin (Arabian Nights) Aladdin Pele Productions
Cinderella Prince Qdos Entertainment
Snow White Prince Spillers Pantomimes The Shawshank Redemption Jordan Dawkins Bill Kenwright Productions

Film

Production Role Company
Tristan Tristan Merlin Films
Restraint Phil
Manchester Lads Johnson Ozenburg Films
The Domino Effect Agent Taylor Mirror Image
Gobsmacked Tash Narnia Productions
Interrogation D.I. Harris Mirror Image

Presenting

Production Company
Central Radio Presenter Central Radio 106.5 FM – Preston
Wright Hand Drive Granada Television
Safety on the Railways Railtrack
Breakfast Show Co-host BBC Radio Lancashire
Rovers Return Quiz Night ITV Play
This Morning Puzzle Book ITV Play

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emma Innes, 'Church Wins Bottom Award' [1], Daily Mail, 5 January 2002
  2. ^ Scott Wright, 'Internet Movie Database' [2], IMDB, Retrieved 29 July 2013
  3. ^ Scott Wright, 'Internet Movie Database' [3], IMDB, Retrieved 29 July 2013
  4. ^ Scott Wright, 'Internet Movie Database' [4], IMDB, Retrieved 29 July 2013
  5. ^ www.screenacademy.co.uk

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