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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 September 1975London, England, UK
Birth NameRobert Scott Speedman
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Scott Speedman was born in London, England, to Scottish parents, Mary (Campbell), a primary school teacher, and Roy Speedman, a department store buyer. He grew up in Toronto, Canada. He was an aspiring swimmer and held a record amongst the best for distance freestyle, unfortunately, an accident put that career path on hold forever. He went to Earl Haig High School in Toronto and went to the University of Toronto in 1994 - 1996. On a dare, he went on a show called "Speakers Corner" and later went to audition for the role of Robin in Batman Forever (1995). When the part went to Chris O'Donnell, he managed to land an agent. Other movies he has done include Kitchen Party (1997) and Duets (2000) starring Gwyneth Paltrow. The show Felicity (1998) introduced Scott to the world and has formed quite a standing amongst fans. When the show ended in 2002, Scott's movie career took off with his breakthrough role in Underworld (2003) starring Kate Beckinsale and Bill Nighy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Suzey

Trivia (9)

Once aspired to be a swimmer for the Canadian team.
He was raised in Canada, which is where he got his start in acting.
Tried out for the role of Robin in Batman Forever (1995)
Attended, with many other celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Jackson, the grand opening of the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island. This event was full of music, food, belly dancers and, of course, fireworks.
His mother was an Olympic athlete.
Attends David Rothenberg's on-camera acting class with fellow actors Rachel McAdams, Kenneth Mitchell and Polly Shannon.
Attended Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto with fellow actors Sarah Polley and Kenneth Mitchell.
Sometimes confused with Creed's frontman, Scott Stapp.
Good friend of Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman. Often attends barbecues at their Los Angeles house. As Ms. Beckinsale stated during an interview on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009): "After making Underworld (2003), we adopted him as a sort of pseudo family pet. We stroke him and feed him and it's good for him".

Personal Quotes (18)

Sexy is a girl who's comfortable with herself. Long legs are beautiful...and also a nice neck.
You've got to just go do what you do - you can't really worry about who was attached to the movie before.
There's nothing worse - I don't like listening to actors talk about the process, especially when - I mean, for me I've played a lot of guys, dudes, boys in a sense and this was a challenge for me just to play that official character.
I'd like to do the young cadet thing again for sure, but that's why I wanted to do this, to see if I could do it. I took the scenes out of the script and put them together and read them as one little arc, story and that seemed to work.
It's an interesting time that way. It's hard to meet good girls down here. It seems like they're all after something and interested in their own lives.
I'm pretty picky about what I want to do.
[on actors] What we really look for is something we haven't done before and something that challenges us or creates a bit-of-a-fear moment when you're reading it. Like 'Oh Jeez, I don't know if I can pull this off'. You always sorta can get there but it's scary to jump off the edge.
[on portraying bank-robber "Edwin Boyd" in Citizen Gangster (2011) (aka "Citizen Gangster")] He would go in there and that really became his art. I really wanted to get that. That was the thing he was searching for, and he found it robbing banks. It wasn't about the money. I think he tricked himself into thinking it was for his family, but it was really for him. It was a selfish endeavour. He wanted an edge in his life and he found it through this.
Well, when I did Underworld 2, I was in Vancouver for five months and I was reminiscent to be back up there.
And once you cease to be a real person, you stop being a good actor.
Probably the most difficult things were my favorite parts. The make-up and the big fight sequence at the end of the movie were very difficult but really fun and challenging.
I don't think I would be getting any of these movies without that show, and that's a strong show, a great fan base and it's helped me out a lot. It took me out of Canada and brought me down to the states and gave me my career basically.
There's such good writing now on television and I don't see a lot of great writing on films sadly.
Duets is about six people, so it's like three different movies - three different duets. I was on the set 18 days, spread out over three and a half or four weeks.
I'd rather not make films than make bad ones.
I remember listening to Cube's music when I was like 14 years old, my friends listening to it up in Toronto.
If you don't live a normal life, how do you relate to people?
I can't swim at the level I used to. I had to retire because of an injury to my shoulder.

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