Ken Stott

Ken Stott was born in 1954, in Edinburgh. Stott attended the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, after which he worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Earlier in his career, Stott focused on theatre, with a leading role in The Folk Singer at the Belfast Lyric Theatre.

Outside of theatre, he began appearing on BBC television series such as The Singing Detective and Secret Army.  Eventually, he was starring in roles such as Takin’ Over The Asylum, Messiah, The Vice, and Uncle Adolf. In film, he has played a number of supporting roles in movies such as The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and most recently as Balin in The Hobbit, which he played to critical acclaim.

In his stage work, he was award a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in Art in 1997. In 2008, he played the lead role in God of Carnage at the Gielgud Theatre alongside the likes of Tasmin Greig and Janet McTeer. He also played the lead role in A View From The Bridge in 2009 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

In 2016 is was announced that Stott, alongside Reece Shearsmith would star in a revival of The Dresser at the Duke of York’s Theatre in October 2016.

Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
The Dresser Sir Duke of York's 2016 News
A View From The Bridge Eddie Carbone Duke of York's 2009 Review
God of Carnage Michel Gielgud 2008 Review
Heroes Phillipe Wyndham's 2005 Review
Prince's Play Scotty Scott Olivier, National Theatre 1996  
Broken Glass Dr Harry Hyman Lyttelton, National Theatre 1994  


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