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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.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|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|
|Prince's Play||Scotty Scott||Olivier, National Theatre||1996|
|Broken Glass||Dr Harry Hyman||Lyttelton, National Theatre||1994|