Dougray Scott (born Stephen Dougray Scott; 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" (/ˈduːɡreɪ/), 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 and he was injured in a motorbike accident, 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".
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 FC.
|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|
|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||DVD movie|
|2013||Doctor Who||Alec Palmer||Episode: "Hide"|
|2013||Strike Back||James Leatherby||Season 4, 2 episodes|
|2013||Last Passenger||Lewis Shaler|
|2013||The Wrong Mans||Walker|
|2013–2014||Hemlock Grove||Dr. Norman Godfrey||A Netflix Original Series|
|2015||Taken 3||Stuart St. John||Replacing Xander Berkeley from the first film|
|2015||The Vatican Tapes||Roger Holmes|
|2016||London Town||Nick Baker|
|2016||Fear the Walking Dead||Thomas Abigail||Season 2, 2 episodes|
|2016||Harley and the Davidsons||Randall James||Miniseries|
|2017||The Replacement||David Warnock||Miniseries|
|2017–2018||Snatch||Vic Hill||Main cast|
|2018||The Woman in White||Sir Percival Glyde||Miniseries|
|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|
Dark Water is a 2005 American horror drama film directed by Walter Salles, starring Jennifer Connelly and Tim Roth. The film is a remake of the 2002 Japanese film of the same name, which is in turn based on the short story "Floating Water" by Koji Suzuki, who also wrote the Ring trilogy. The film also stars John C. Reilly, Pete Postlethwaite, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dougray Scott and Ariel Gade.
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Ripley's Game is a 2002 thriller film directed by Liliana Cavani. It is adapted from the 1974 novel of the same name, the third in Patricia Highsmith's "Ripliad", a series of books chronicling the murderous adventures of infamous psychopath and anti-hero Tom Ripley. John Malkovich stars as Ripley, opposite Dougray Scott and Ray Winstone. Highsmith's novel was previously adapted in 1977 as The American Friend by director Wim Wenders, starring Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz.Sea Fever (film)
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The Vatican Tapes is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Mark Neveldine from a screenplay written by Christopher Borrelli, which is in turn based on a story by Chris Morgan and Christopher Borrelli.
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