Ken Stott Actor

Ken Stott

Ken Stott’s next performance is in the long-awaited two-part film version of The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson.

Audiences have seen him in such features as Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave; Mike Nichols’ Charlie Wilson’s War; S.J. Clarkson’s Toast; David Yates’ multi-Emmy Award-winning telefilm The Girl in the Café, Lasse Hallström’s Casanova; Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur; Mike Hodges’ I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead; Anand Tucker’s Saint-Ex; Jake Scott’s Plunkett & Macleane; Jim Sheridan’s The Boxer; Bill Forsyth’s Being Human; He also starred opposite Richard E. Grant in Peter Capaldi’s Academy Award-winning short film Franz Kafka’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

Mr. Stott is well-known for playing the title role of the detective inspector in the television drama Rebus, as well as for the series Messiah and The Vice. His other notable credits for U.K. television include Richard Laxton’s telefilm Hancock & Joan, in which he starred as the celebrated comedian Tony Hancock; Nicholas Renton’s telefilm Uncle Adolf, in which he starred as the title character; and the classic miniseries The Singing Detective, written by Dennis Potter and directed by Jon Amiel.

A veteran of the theatre, Mr. Stott has appeared in numerous productions at the Royal National Theatre, including The Recruiting Officer, directed by Nicholas Hytner and for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award; and Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, directed by David Thacker and for which he won an Olivier Award.

His many other stage credits include Lindsay Posner’s Duke of York production of A View from the Bridge as well as his Royal Court stagings of American Bagpipes, 1953, Colquhoun & Macbryde, and (at the Young Vic) The Misanthrope; Terry Hands’ Royal Shakespeare Company  stagings of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor; Franco Zeffirelli’s staging of Filumena, with Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay; Hamlet, directed by Jonathan Miller; Oklahoma!, staged by James Hammerstein; The Rose Tattoo, under the direction of Peter Hall; and the original London production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage as well as the Broadway staging, both directed by Matthew Warchus.

Filmography Ken Stott

The Hobbit: There and Back Again by Peter Jackson 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Peter Jackson 2012
One Day de Lone Scherfig 2011- 2011
Toast by S.J. Clarkson 2010
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by Andrew Adamson 2008
Charlie Wilson's War by Mike Nichols 2007
Casanova by Lasse Hallstrm 2005
The Mighty Celt by Pearse Elliott 2005
King Arthur by Antoine Fuqua 2004
Spivs by Colin Teague 2004
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead by Mike Hodges 2003
The Miracle Maker by Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov 1999
The Debt Collector by Anthony Neilson 1999
Guns 1748 by Jake Scott
The Boxer by Jim Sheridan 1997
Fever Pitch by David Evans 1997
Saint-Ex by Anand Tucker 1996
Shallow Grave by Danny Boyle
Being Human by Bill Forsyth 1994
For Queen & Country by Martin Stellman 1998