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Also Known As: Stephen Scott Died:
Born: November 25, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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A talented actor who saw two separate star-making roles slip through his fingers, Dougray Scott instead settled for a comfortable career as working actor. Appearances in European projects paved the way for his international breakthrough as the enlightened Prince Henry to Drew Barrymore's empowered Cinderella in "EverAfter" (1998). Hollywood took note, and Tom Cruise personally picked him to play the villain in "Mission: Impossible II" (2000). That film's tumultuous production forced Scott to surrender the role of Wolverine in "X-Men" (2000) to Hugh Jackman. Similarly, widespread industry rumors that Scott would replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond proved for naught, so the actor moved to television, starring in the short-lived, sticky-fingered series "Heist" (NBC, 2006), and romancing Teri Hatcher for season three of "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). Married to actress Claire Forlani in 2007, Scott appeared as a big screen heavy in the successful video game-to-movie "Hitman" (2007), won praise on the small screen as an ex-con in the family drama/crime thriller "Father & Son" (RTÉ One, 2009; ITV, 2010), and essayed the playwright Arthur Miller among a cast of heavyweights in "My Week with Marilyn"...

A talented actor who saw two separate star-making roles slip through his fingers, Dougray Scott instead settled for a comfortable career as working actor. Appearances in European projects paved the way for his international breakthrough as the enlightened Prince Henry to Drew Barrymore's empowered Cinderella in "EverAfter" (1998). Hollywood took note, and Tom Cruise personally picked him to play the villain in "Mission: Impossible II" (2000). That film's tumultuous production forced Scott to surrender the role of Wolverine in "X-Men" (2000) to Hugh Jackman. Similarly, widespread industry rumors that Scott would replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond proved for naught, so the actor moved to television, starring in the short-lived, sticky-fingered series "Heist" (NBC, 2006), and romancing Teri Hatcher for season three of "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). Married to actress Claire Forlani in 2007, Scott appeared as a big screen heavy in the successful video game-to-movie "Hitman" (2007), won praise on the small screen as an ex-con in the family drama/crime thriller "Father & Son" (RTÉ One, 2009; ITV, 2010), and essayed the playwright Arthur Miller among a cast of heavyweights in "My Week with Marilyn" (2011). Although the Hollywood A-list seemed to have eluded him, the actor enjoyed a solid professional reputation, a steadily growing résumé and a quiet but sustained success.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Generation Z (2015)
2.
 There Be Dragons (2011)
3.
 Love's Kitchen (2011)
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 Hitman (2007)
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 Dark Water (2005)
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Raised in Glenrothes, Scotland
1989:
After drama school, made professional debut in stage production of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
1992:
Guest starred on such popular British TV series as "Kavanagh Q.C." and "Taggart"
1993:
Acted on stage in London in "Unidentified Human Remains"
1994:
Feature debut in small role in "Princess Caraboo"
1996:
Co-starred in the four-part BBC drama "The Crow Road"
1995:
Landed featured role on the British TV series "Soldier Soldier" (ITV)
1997:
Breakthrough screen role as a corrupt psychotic cop in "Twin Town"
1997:
Portrayed poet Robert Graves in Gillies MacKinnon's "Regeneration"
1998:
Had small role as a cameraman in "Deep Impact"; part was originally larger but was cut for time
1998:
Cast as the Prince opposite Drew Barrymore in "Ever After," a retelling of "Cinderella"
2000:
Played the villain opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible II"; when filming ran over schedule by two months, Scott was forced to withdraw from the role of Wolverine in "X-Men"
2000:
Appeared on the London stage in the Sam Mendes directed "To the Green Fields and Beyond"
2001:
Co-starred in "Enigma"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival
2002:
Appeared opposite John Malkovich in "Ripley's Game"
2005:
Cast opposite Jennifer Connelly in the thriller "Dark Water"
2006:
Joined the cast of the ABC series "Desperate Housewives" as a love interest for Teri Hatcher's character
2007:
Cast as the primary antagonist in the film adaptation of the popular video game "Hitman"
2009:
Co-starred in the Irish TV series "Father & Son"
2011:
Cast in "My Week with Marilyn," starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
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Education

Auchmuty High School: -
Kirkcaldy College of Technology: -
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama: - 1984 - 1987

Notes

"Acting was the only thing I got excited about doing. It wasn't about being famous or that starry thing. I was genuinely interested in stepping inside the skin of other people. . . . " --Dougray Scott to the London TIMES, October 4, 1998

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Sarah Trevis. Casting director. Born c. 1963; mother of Scott's twins; has been erroneously reported to be his wife; separated in September 2001.

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father:
Alan Scott. Salesman, former actor. Sold refrigerators.
mother:
Elma Scott. Nurse.
son:
Gabriel Scott. Twin of Eden; born c. December 1997.
daughter:
Eden Scott. Twin of Gabriel; born c. December 1997.
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