Dougray Scott

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).

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Scott in 2010
Born
Stephen Dougray Scott

26 November 1965 (age 53)
EducationRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)
Sarah Trevis
(m. 2000; div. 2005)

Claire Forlani (m. 2007)
Children3

Early life

Scott was born 26 November 1965[1] in Glenrothes, Fife, the son of Elma, a nurse, and Alan Scott, a travelling salesman of refrigerators and freezers, and a former actor.[2][3] 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.[4]

Career

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.[5]

After the 2002 release of Die Another Day, Scott was a candidate to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.[6] 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.[7] The drama was broadcast in December 2009 as part of the BBC 1 Christmas schedule.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] In 2013, he guest starred as para-psychological researcher/ghost hunter Alec Palmer in the Doctor Who episode "Hide".

In 2014, Scott signed up to play the main villain in Taken 3 (hand-picked by star Liam Neeson) in 2015.[12]

In March 2016, Scott became the voice of Orby in adverts for British oil and gas company BP.[13]

In April 2016, Scott appeared in the second season of Fear the Walking Dead playing the character Thomas Abigail, the business partner and lover of Strand.[14]

Personal life

Scott is the father of twins, Eden and Gabriel Trevis Scott (b. 1998), with former wife Sarah Trevis.[15] On 8 June 2007, he married actress Claire Forlani in Italy.[16] They have an adopted son named Milo,[17] born 27 December 2014. Dougray is also a fan of Scottish football team Hibernian FC.

Filmography

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Scott at the 2013 WonderCon
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 2 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/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 Tiger House Shane
2015 The Vatican Tapes Roger Holmes
2016 London Town Nick Baker
2016 Division 19
2016 Fear the Walking Dead Thomas Abigail Season 2, 2 episodes
2016 Harley and the Davidsons Randall James Miniseries
2016 The Rezort Archer
2017 The Replacement David Warnock Miniseries
2017–2018 Snatch Vic Hill Main cast
2018 The Woman in White Sir Percival Glyde Miniseries

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1999 Teen Choice Awards Film - Breakout Performance[18] Ever After Nominated
2009 AFI Awards Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama[19] False Witness Nominated
2010 Astra Awards Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Male[20] Nominated

References

  1. ^ Duff, Seamus (14 March 2017). "Who is Dougray Scott? The Replacement actor who plays David Warnock and star of Mission Impossible and Taken". The Sun. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/12/dougray-scott-mums-parents-didnt-approve-of-dad-they-cut-off-all-contact
  3. ^ "Dougray Scott Biography (1965–)" FilmReference.com
  4. ^ Dougray Scott Bio & FAQ Archived 15 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine DougraysScottInFocus.com
  5. ^ Maddox, Garry; coo "A canny X-man" BrisbaneTimes.com.au, 9 April 2009
  6. ^ "BROSNAN COST ME 007 ROLE" DailyRecord.co.uk, 22 May 2006
  7. ^ "Vanessa Redgrave to star in BBC's The Day of the Triffids" Telegraph.co.uk, 11 February 2009
  8. ^ "The Day of the Triffids - BBC One".
  9. ^ Nissim, Mayer (29 June 2011). "Gordon Ramsay's 'Love's Kitchen' flops with just £121 at box office". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  10. ^ "United". 24 April 2011 – via IMDb.
  11. ^ "Sir Matt Busby's family incensed over TV portrayal of iconic Manchester United manager". The Daily Telegraph. 22 April 2011.
  12. ^ Lee, Maggie (31 December 2014). "'Taken 3' Review: Liam Neeson Stars in Mind-Numbing Misfire". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  13. ^ "BP's First Ad Campaign for a Decade".
  14. ^ "'Fear the Walking Dead' Casts Dougray Scott for Season 2". www.thewrap.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Dougray Scott preparing for second shot at marriage". Scotsman. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  16. ^ Michelle Tan (8 June 2007). "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married". People.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  17. ^ Ferguson, Donna (12 January 2018). "Dougray Scott: 'Mum's parents didn't approve of Dad. They cut off all contact'". The Guardian.
  18. ^ "Teen Choice Awards - 1999 | Winners & Nominees". awardsandwinners.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  19. ^ "'Samson & Delilah': Australian Film Institute Awards". Alt Film Guide. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  20. ^ "ASTRA Awards 2010: Nominees". TV Tonight. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

External links

Dark Water (2005 film)

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.

The film was released on July 8, 2005, to mixed reviews and grossed almost $50 million worldwide.

Faeries (1999 film)

Faeries is a 1999 British animated film directed by Gary Hurst from a screenplay written by Jocelyn Stevenson, and featuring the voices of Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott and Jeremy Irons.

Father

A father is the male parent of a child. Besides the paternal bonds of a father to his children, the father may have a parental, legal, and social relationship with the child that carries with it certain rights and obligations. An adoptive father is a male who has become the child's parent through the legal process of adoption. A biological father is the male genetic contributor to the creation of the infant, through sexual intercourse or sperm donation. A biological father may have legal obligations to a child not raised by him, such as an obligation of monetary support. A putative father is a man whose biological relationship to a child is alleged but has not been established. A stepfather is a male who is the husband of a child's mother and they may form a family unit, but who generally does not have the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent in relation to the child.

The adjective "paternal" refers to a father and comparatively to "maternal" for a mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the noun "fathering". Biological fathers determine the sex of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male). Related terms of endearment are dad (dada, daddy), papa, pappa, papasita, (pa, pap) and pop. A male role model that children can look up to is sometimes referred to as a father-figure.

Frankenstein (Death Race)

Frankenstein is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Death Race franchise. Within the film universe, the character is an alias taken on by other characters who participate in the titular race. The character has been played by David Carradine, Jason Statham, Luke Goss, Dougray Scott, Manu Bennett, and Velislav Pavlov.

Heist (TV series)

Heist is an American television series that premiered March 22, 2006, on NBC, but was almost immediately canceled due to low ratings. The series was from director Doug Liman and revolved around professional thief Mickey O' Neil (Dougray Scott), who created a team of experts to try to pull off the biggest heist in history — to simultaneously rob three jewelry stores on Rodeo Drive during Academy Awards week. Meanwhile, Amy Sykes (Michele Hicks), lead detective for LAPD's Robbery Division, led the task force investigating a series of thefts committed by this new crew. Under high pressure from her superiors, she had to figure out not only who was behind the crimes, but also what larger job they were leading up to.

Hitman (2007 film)

Hitman is a 2007 French-American-British action-thriller film directed by Xavier Gens and based on the video game series of the same name. The story revolves around Agent 47, a professional hitman, who was engineered to be an assassin by the group known as "The Organization". He becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy and finds himself pursued by both Interpol and Russian intelligence. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko and Dougray Scott and was released on November 21, 2007 in the United States, November 30, 2007 in the United Kingdom and December 26, 2007 in France. Though critically not well-received, it was a financial success, grossing $99 million against a $24 million budget.

A sequel was canceled during the production, but it was followed by a reboot titled Hitman: Agent 47 starring Rupert Friend as Agent 47 and written again by Skip Woods, released on August 21, 2015.

London Town (2016 film)

London Town is a 2016 American-British drama film directed by Derrick Borte and written by Matt Brown. The film stars Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone, Nell Williams and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

The film had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 3, 2016. The film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on October 7, 2016, by IFC Films.

Love's Kitchen

Love's Kitchen (originally titled No Ordinary Trifle) is a 2011 British romantic comedy film directed by James Hacking and starring Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani, Michelle Ryan, and featured celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay in his first acting role. Hacking also wrote the script for the film, and it was the director's first feature-length film. It received a limited theatrical release in the UK, taking £121 on its opening weekend from five screens. It was released direct to DVD in the United States. Film critics gave it mostly negative reviews, and the film received a score of 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.

New Town Killers

New Town Killers is a British drama film written and directed by Richard Jobson, starring James Anthony Pearson and Dougray Scott. New Town Killers follows two business men, portrayed by Dougray Scott and Alastair Mackenzie, who play macabre cat and mouse games with people from the fringes of society. The film was an official selection for both The Times BFI London Film Festival, 2008 and The International Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2008.

Ripley's Game (film)

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)

Sea Fever is an upcoming Irish Sci-Fi-thriller film directed by Neasa Hardiman, the film stars Connie Nielsen, Hermione Corfield and Dougray Scott.

Snatch (TV series)

Snatch is an American crime comedy-drama web television series based on the film of the same name directed by Guy Ritchie that premiered on March 16, 2017 on Crackle (now Sony Crackle). The series was created by Alex De Rakoff and stars Luke Pasqualino, Rupert Grint, Lucien Laviscount, Phoebe Dynevor, Juliet Aubrey, Marc Warren, Stephanie Leonidas, Tamer Hassan, and Dougray Scott.

The Truth About Love (film)

The Truth About Love is a 2005 film directed by John Hay and starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jimi Mistry and Dougray Scott.

The Vatican Tapes

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.

The film stars Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Andersson, Kathleen Robertson, and John Patrick Amedori, and was released on July 24, 2015, by Lionsgate.

To Kill a King

To Kill a King is a 2003 English Civil War film directed by Mike Barker and starring Tim Roth, Rupert Everett and Dougray Scott. It centres on the relationship between Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax in the post-war period from 1648 until the former's death, in 1658.

Twin Town

Twin Town is a 1997 British dark crime comedy drama film filmed and set in Swansea, Wales. It was directed by Kevin Allen and had a working title of Hot Dog; a hot dog van features in a number of scenes in the film. It stars real-life brothers Rhys Ifans (in his first major movie role) and Llŷr Ifans (credited as Llyr Evans) along with Dougray Scott. The director appears on screen, briefly seen as a show host on a TV set in the static caravan home of the twins while co-writer Paul Durden briefly appears as a rude taxi driver.

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