Dougray Scott

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Dougray Scott
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Scott at the 2013 WonderCon
BornStephen Dougray Scott
(1965-11-25) 25 November 1965 (age 48)
Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Sarah Trevis (2000–2005)
Claire Forlani (2007–present)
Children2
 
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Dougray Scott
Dougray Scott (8609505278).jpg
Scott at the 2013 WonderCon
BornStephen Dougray Scott
(1965-11-25) 25 November 1965 (age 48)
Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, UK
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Sarah Trevis (2000–2005)
Claire Forlani (2007–present)
Children2

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 around 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.

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]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Princess CarabooDragoon captain
1995Soldier SoldierMajor Rory Taylor
1995Highlander: The SeriesWarren CochraneSeries 4, Episode 18: "Through a Glass, Darkly"
1996The Crow RoadLewis McHoan
1997RegenerationCaptain Robert Graves
1997The Place of the DeadLance Corporal Richard Mayfield
1997Twin TownTerry Walsh
1998Ever AfterPrince Henry
1998Deep ImpactEric Vennekor
1999Gregory's Two GirlsFraser Rowan
1999This Year's LoveCameron
1999FaeriesFaery PrinceVoice
2000Mission: Impossible IISean Ambrose
2000The Miracle MakerJohn
2000Arabian NightsShahryar
Amin
2001EnigmaTom Jericho
2002Ripley's GameTrevanny
2003The PoetAndrei
2003To Kill a KingThomas Fairfax
2004The Truth About LoveArchie
2004Things To Do Before You're 30Cass
2005Dark WaterKyle Williams
2006The Ten CommandmentsMoses
2006Perfect CreatureSilus
2006HeistMickey O'Neil
2006–2007Desperate HousewivesIan Hainsworth18 episodes
2007HitmanMike Whittier
2007The Donald Gray Show
2008Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
2008New Town KillersAlistair
2009False WitnessIan Porter
2009The Day of the TriffidsDr. Bill Masen
2009Father & SonMichael O'Connor
2010There Be DragonsRobert
2010Love's KitchenRob Haley
2011My Week with MarilynArthur Miller
2011UnitedMatt Busby
2012SinbadFather La Stessa
2013Death Race 3: InfernoNiles York
2013Hemlock GroveDr. Norman Godfrey
2013Doctor WhoAlec PalmerEpisode: "Hide"
2013Strike BackJames LeatherbySeason 4
2013Last PassengerLewis Shaler
2013The Wrong MansWalker
2014The Vatican TapesFilming
201?Division 19Filming

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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