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STOTT, Ken 1955–

PERSONAL

Born 1955, in Edinburgh, Scotland; father, a teacher and educational administrator; mother, a lecturer; married Elizabeth (a director; marriage ended); children: Bill. Education: Trained at Mountview Drama School, London.

Addresses: Agent—Michael Foster, Artists Rights Group, 4 Great Portland St., London W1W 8PA, England.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Laurence Olivier Award nomination, Society of West End Theatre, best supporting actor, 1992, for The Recruiting Officer; Laurence Olivier Award, best supporting actor, 1995, for Broken Glass; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best actor, 1996, for Art; Television Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best actor, 2001, and RTS Television Award nomination, Royal Television Society, 2002, both for The Vice.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Jamy, Henry V, Royal Shakespeare Company, Brooklyn Academy Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City, 1976.

Alexei Salomaten, The White Rose, 1985.

Otto, Through the Leaves, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1985.

Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman, 1990.

Alvaro Mangiacavallo, The Rose Tattoo, 1991.

Kite, The Recruiting Officer, 1992.

Macbryde, Colquhoun and Macbryde, 1992.

The Sea, Royal National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1992.

Harry Hyman, Broken Glass, 1995.

Alceste, The Misanthrope, 1995.

Yvan, Art, 1996.

Scotty Scot, Princes Play, 1996.

Frank (title role), Faith Healer, Almeida Theatre, London, 2001.

Appeared as Douglas, Henry IV, Part 1, as Gower, Henry IV, Part 2, and in The Merry Wives of Windsor, all Royal Shakespeare Company. Appeared as Willie Nauldie, American Bagpipes; as Sullen, The Beaux Stratagem; as Cloten, Cymbeline; as Nocella, Filumena; as Rosencrantz, Hamlet; as Ali Hakim, Oklahoma; as Antonio, The Tempest; and as Autolycus, The Winter's Tale. Appeared in Jacobowsky and the Colonel, The Magistrate, 1953, and Three Men and a Horse.

Film Appearances:

Civil servant, For Queen and Country, Atlantic, 1988.

Detective inspector McCall, Shallow Grave, Gramercy, 1994.

Gasper Dias (some sources spell name Gasper Diez), Being Human, Warner Bros., 1994.

Woland the knifeman, Franz Kafka's "It's a Wonderful Life," 1994.

Pichel, Star Hunter, 1995.

Ike Weir, The Boxer, Universal, 1997.

Prevot, Saint–Ex, 1997.

Ted Thickbroom, Fever Pitch, Phaedra Cinema, 1997.

Gary Keltie, The Debt Collector, Channel Four Films/Dragon Pictures, 1998.

General Chance, Plunkett & Macleane, Gramercy/USA Films, 1999.

Jack, Spivs, Content International, 2003.

Turner, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Paramount, 2003.

Marcus Honorius, King Arthur, Buena Vista, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Fraser Boyle, Your Cheatin' Heart, BBC, 1990.

Eddie McKenna, Takin' Over the Asylum, BBC–2, 1994.

McCaffrey, A Mug's Game, BBC, 1996.

Inspector Pat Chappel, The Vice, Independent Television, 1999–2003 then BBC America, beginning 2004.

Himself, Grumpy Old Men, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Uncle John, The Singing Detective, BBC, 1986, later PBS, 1988.

Barney Barnotto, Rhodes, BBC, 1996, later PBS, 1998.

Detective chief inspector Red Metcalfe, Messiah (also known as Messiah I: The First Killings), BBC and BBC Northern Ireland, 2001.

Detective chief inspector Red Metcalfe, Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine, BBC and BBC Northern Ireland, 2003.

Detective chief inspector Red Metcalfe, Messiah III: The Promise, BBC and BBC Northern Ireland, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story (also known as Dark Music), NBC, 1993.

Redfern, Stone, Scissors, Paper, BBC, 1997.

Martin Cahill, Vicious Circle (also known as Cast a Cold Eye), BBC, 1999.

Tommy Walton, Dockers, [Great Britain], 1999.

Voice of Simon Peter, The Miracle Maker, ABC, 2000.

Mike, Promoted to Glory, Independent Television, 2003.

Good Joe, The Mighty Celt, TV3 (Ireland), 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jemmy Twitcher, The Beggar's Opera, BBC, 1983.

Billy, The Key, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Baroja, "Child's Play," Secret Army, BBC, 1977.

Dr. MacNaughten, "Murder in Season," Taggart, Scottish Television, 1985.

Bernie Schiller, "Headcase," Anna Lee, Independent Television, 1993.

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