About this actor
Stephen Dougray Scott (born 25 November 1965) is a British actor. The son of Elma, a nurse and Alan Scott, an actor and salesperson, Scott was born in Glenrothes, Fife and attended Auchmuty High School. Adapting his stage name from his French grandmother's surname, "Dougray", he enrolled in a foundation course in drama before going on to attend the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff (1984–87), where he earned the college's Most Promising Drama Student award in 1987. Scott began his acting career in regional theatre, television and puppet shows. He appeared in his first high-profile role on the television series Soldier Soldier, and made his film debut in Twin Town. His first major film roles were as Prince Henry in Ever After alongside Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston and Melanie Lynskey and the hero in the adaptation of Robert Harris' novel Enigma opposite Kate Winslet. In 2000, he signed to play the villain in Mission: Impossible II — hand-picked by star Tom Cruise — but...