Dougray Scott, b. 1965. Actor (17 December 1999)
About this artwork
Born in Glenrothes, Dougray Scott studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama from 1984-7. Whilst there he won the award for most promising actor. His first high-profile role came in 1991 when he was cast as part of the long-running TV series, ‘Soldier Soldier’ (1991-7). This was followed by roles in the films ‘Ever After’ (1998) and ‘Enigma’ (2001). In 2000 he was cast as the villain in ‘Mission Impossible: II’ and as Wolverine in ‘X-Men’. However, the filming of ‘Mission Impossible’ overran and so Hugh Jackman replaced him in the ‘X-Men’ lead role. Scott was a favourite to replace Pierce Brosnan as James Bond before Daniel Craig was revealed as the next 007. From 2006-7 he was in the American TV series ‘Desperate Housewives’. More recently he played Marilyn Monroe’s husband, Arthur Miller in ‘My Week with Marilyn’ (2011).
- title: Dougray Scott, b. 1965. Actor
- accession number: PGP 284.14
- artist: Donald MaclellanScottish (born 1967)
- depicted: Dougray Scott
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Performing Arts Stage and Screen
- date created: 17 December 1999
- measurements: 43.70 x 35.50 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.