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Ken Stott

Ken Stott was born in 1955 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Kenneth Campbell Stott. He is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). See full bio »
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 2019 Strike (completed)
The Boss
 2018 The Mercy
Mr. Best
 2017 Fortitude (TV Series)
Erling Munk
 2016 100 Streets
 2016 Café Society
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Osip Alexeevich Bazdeev
 2015 An Inspector Calls (TV Movie)
Arthur Birling
 2015/I Man Up
 2014 The Missing (TV Series)
Ian Garrett
 2011 One Day
 2011 The Runaway (TV Mini-Series)
 2010 Toast (TV Movie)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Trufflehunter (voice)
 2008 Hancock & Joan (TV Movie)
Tony Hancock
 2006-2007 Rebus (TV Series)
DI John Rebus
 2005 Casanova
 2005 Messiah: The Harrowing (TV Mini-Series)
Red Metcalfe / DCI Red Metcalfe
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie)
 2005 The Mighty Celt
Good Joe
 2005 Uncle Adolf (TV Movie)
Adolf Hitler
 2004 Spivs
 2004 Messiah: The Promise (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Red Metcalfe
 2004 King Arthur
Marius Honorius
 2003 Promoted to Glory (TV Movie)
 2003 The Key (TV Series)
 1999-2003 The Vice (TV Series)
D.I. Pat Chappel / Inspector Pat Chappel / DI Pat Chappel
 2003 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
 2003 Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (TV Mini-Series)
DCI Red Metcalfe
 2001 Messiah (TV Mini-Series)
Red Metcalfe
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Simon Peter (voice)
 1999 Vicious Circle (TV Movie)
Martin Cahill
 1999 Dockers (TV Movie)
Tommy Walton
 1999 The Debt Collector
Gary Keltie
 1999 Plunkett & Macleane
 1997 The Boxer
Ike Weir
 1997 Screen Two (TV Series)
 1997 Fever Pitch
Ted, the Headmaster
 1996 Rhodes (TV Mini-Series)
Barney Barnato
 1996 Saint-Ex
 1996 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Sergeant Bob Claire
 1996 A Mug's Game (TV Series)
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
 1994 Shallow Grave
Detective Inspector McCall
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Mini-Series)
 1994 Being Human
Gasper Dias
 1993 Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (Short)
Woland the Knifeman
 1993 Bad Company (TV Movie)
Joe Hickey
 1993 Anna Lee: Headcase (TV Movie)
Bernie Schiller
 1991 All Good Things (TV Series)
Lawrence Wilson
 1990 Your Cheatin' Heart (TV Mini-Series)
Fraser Boyle
 1988 For Queen & Country
Civil Servant
 1988 London's Burning (TV Series)
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle John
 1985 Taggart (TV Series)
Dr. MacNaughten
 1983 The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie)
Jemmy Twitcher
 1982 King Lear (TV Movie)
 1977 Secret Army (TV Series)
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He acted in Arthur Miller's play, "Broken Glass", at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Henry Goodman and Margot Leicester. See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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When unions were involved you had to be a member of Equity to be an actor. There was a closed shop operating. It made life very difficult, it made it very, very difficult to become an actor. But those who did did so because they persevered. It would sort out the wheat from the chaff in that those who stuck with it, those who persevered went on. And of course it also meant that the standard of ... See more »


His mother is Italian. He also speaks Italian fluently. See more »

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