Ken Stott, born 1955. Actor (1 May 2000)
About this artwork
Stott’s acting career has built up steadily over the years. Born in Edinburgh, in his youth he was part of a band whose members later went on to form the Bay City Rollers. Stott instead chose to study acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. But it was not until the 1990s that Stott made a full-time career out of acting, with high profile roles in the likes of ‘Takin’ Over the Asylum’, 1994, and ‘The Vice’, 1999. In 2006 he was cast as the title character in ‘Rebus’, a detective series based on Edinburgh author, Ian Rankin’s, books. He has continued to act on the stage and has also worked in film, with roles in ‘Shallow Grave’, 1994, and more recently ‘One Day’, 2011, and ‘The Hobbit’, 2012.
- title: Ken Stott, born 1955. Actor
- accession number: PGP 284.8
- artist: Donald MaclellanScottish (born 1967)
- depicted: Ken Stott
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Performing Arts Stage and Screen
- date created: 1 May 2000
- measurements: 44.00 x 35.40 cm
- credit line: Purchased 2002
- copyright: © Donald Maclellan photographer
Donald MacLellan was born in the West Highlands in 1967. He is a leading portrait photographer whose first solo exhibition 'Black Power' showed at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1998. Empire magazine commissioned MacLellan to create a portfolio of Scotland's best actors in 2000. It was mounted as an exhibition first at the Cannes Film Festival (May 2000), then in London, finally coming to Edinburgh in 2001/2. MacLellan's work appears regularly in current newspapers and magazines.