Ken Stott

Actor
Before he was an aspiring hospital radio DJ on "Takin' Over the Asylum" (BBC Two, 1994), a detective on shaky ground on "The Vice" (ITV, 1999-2003), and the gruff Balin in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), Ken ... Read more »
Born: 10/19/1954

Filmography

Actor (33)

Man Up 2015 (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

Cast a Cold Eye 2014 (Movie)

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Balin (Actor)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Balin (Actor)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Balin (Actor)

One Day 2011 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Toast 2011 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 (Movie)

Trufflehunter (Voice)

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Zvi (Actor)

Rebus: The Falls 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Rocket Post 2006 (Movie)

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Casanova 2005 (Movie)

Dalfonso (Actor)

The Mighty Celt 2005 (Movie)

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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2004 (Movie)

Turner (Actor)

King Arthur 2004 (Movie)

Marius Honorius (Actor)

Messiah 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Spivs 2004 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Vice 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Fever Pitch 1999 (Movie)

Ted Thickbroom (Actor)

Plunkett & Macleane 1999 (Movie)

General Chance (Actor)

The Debt Collector 1999 (Movie)

Gary Keltie (Actor)

The Boxer 1997 (Movie)

Ike Weir (Actor)

Stone, Scissors, Paper 1996 (Movie)

Redfern (Actor)

Franz Kafka's "It's a Wonderful Life" 1995 (Movie)

Woland (Actor)

Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

Detective McCall (Actor)

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

Gasper Dias (Actor)

For Queen & Country 1989 (Movie)

Civil Servant (Actor)

The Singing Detective 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Rhodes (TV Show)

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The Girl in the Café (TV Show)

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The Miracle Maker (TV Show)

Voice

The Missing (Tv Show)

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War and Peace (TV Show)

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Biography

Before he was an aspiring hospital radio DJ on "Takin' Over the Asylum" (BBC Two, 1994), a detective on shaky ground on "The Vice" (ITV, 1999-2003), and the gruff Balin in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), Ken Stott was just a would-be actor selling double-glazed siding in his native Edinburgh, Scotland, hoping he'd be able to make next month's rent. Stott studied at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and spent several years with the Royal Shakespeare Company before joining the British National Theatre in the late 1980s. Having already made his TV debut in 1977 on the BBC series "Secret Army" (1977-79), the talented Stott spent the 1990s balancing his steady theatre career with a number of film and TV projects, including the BBC miniseries "Messiah" (2001). After leaving "The Vice" in 2003, Stott portrayed the future Nazi leader in "Uncle Adolf" (ITV, 2005), and briefly returned to the role of "Messiah's" DCI Metcalfe, before taking over as the eponymous DI in the well-received "Rebus" (ITV, 2000-07). Following a memorable turn as an alcoholic comedian in "Hancock & Joan" (BBC Four, 2008) and a string of acclaimed theatre performances, in 2012 Stott transformed himself into one of 13 dwarves in Peter Jackson's epic prequel. Whether he was on stage or screen, Ken Stott embodied a deep intensity and jagged toughness that is not easily forgotten.

EDUCATION

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Milestones

2012

Played a dwarf named Balin in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit."

2008

Appeared in BBC Four's "Hancock & Joan."

2006

Took over the role of DI Rebus on ITV's "Rebus."

2005

Landed the lead role in the ITV movie "Uncle Adolf."

2001

Cast as DCI Metcalfe in the BBC miniseries "Messiah"

1999

Featured as a detective on ITV's "The Vice."

1994

Portrayed a hospital radio DJ on BBC's "Takin' Over the Asylum."

1977

Made TV debut in the BBC series "Secret Army."

Bonus Trivia

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Grew up in Edinburgh the son of a Scottish father and Sicilian mother; he was the head of the English department at George Heriot's School, she was an Italian literature professor at Edinburgh University.

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Was a glazing salesman before he took up acting, and sang in a few local rock bands.

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In 1997 he was nominated for Best Actor at the Laurence Olivier Awards for his role in the French-language play "Art."

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Learned British sign language for his role as DCI Metcalfe on the BBC series "Messiah."

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