Ken Stott

Ken Stott

Highest Rated: 88% The Dig (2021)

Lowest Rated: 24% Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1954

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Before he was an aspiring hospital radio DJ on "Takin' Over the Asylum" (BBC Two, 1994), a detective on shaky ground on "The Vice" (ITV, 1999-2003), and the gruff Balin in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), Ken Stott was just a would-be actor selling double-glazed siding in his native Edinburgh, Scotland, hoping he'd be able to make next month's rent. Stott studied at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and spent several years with the Royal Shakespeare Company before joining the British National Theatre in the late 1980s. Having already made his TV debut in 1977 on the BBC series "Secret Army" (1977-79), the talented Stott spent the 1990s balancing his steady theatre career with a number of film and TV projects, including the BBC miniseries "Messiah" (2001). After leaving "The Vice" in 2003, Stott portrayed the future Nazi leader in "Uncle Adolf" (ITV, 2005), and briefly returned to the role of "Messiah's" DCI Metcalfe, before taking over as the eponymous DI in the well-received "Rebus" (ITV, 2000-07). Following a memorable turn as an alcoholic comedian in "Hancock & Joan" (BBC Four, 2008) and a string of acclaimed theatre performances, in 2012 Stott transformed himself into one of 13 dwarves in Peter Jackson's epic prequel. Whether he was on stage or screen, Ken Stott embodied a deep intensity and jagged toughness that is not easily forgotten.

Highest rated movies

The Dig Charlie Wilson's War
Man Up
The Boxer
The Mercy
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Café Society
Shallow Grave




88% 78% The Dig Charles Phillips (Character) - 2021
83% 79% Strike The Boss (Voice) $15.7K 2019
74% 32% The Mercy Mr. Best (Character) - 2018
41% 36% A Hundred Streets Terence (Character) - 2016
71% 56% Café Society Marty Dorfman (Character) $11.1M 2016
80% 69% Man Up Bert (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 57% An Inspector Calls Unknown (Character) - 2015
59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Balin (Character) $255.1M 2014
74% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Balin (Character) $258.4M 2013
64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Balin (Character) $303.0M 2012
36% 49% One Day Steven (Character) $13.8M 2011
62% 52% Toast Dad (Character) - 2010
66% 73% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Trufflehunter (Voice) $141.6M 2008
82% 73% Charlie Wilson's War Zvi (Character) $66.6M 2007
67% 65% The Mighty Celt Good Joe (Character) - 2005
44% 58% Casanova Dalfonso (Character) $11.3M 2005
No Score Yet 85% The Girl in the Café Chancellor (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 58% Uncle Adolf Adolf Hitler (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messiah: The Harrowing Unknown (Character) - 2005
31% 59% King Arthur Marius Honorius (Character) $51.9M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messiah III: The Promise Unknown (Character) - 2004
44% 35% I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Turner (Character) $358.8K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine DCI Red Metcalfe (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promoted to Glory Mike (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 86% The Miracle Maker Simon Peter (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 74% The Debt Collector Gary Keltie (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dockers Tommy Walton (Character) - 1999
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Chance (Character) $471.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vicious Circle Martin Cahill (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cast a Cold Eye Martin Cahill (Character) - 1998
50% 59% Fever Pitch Ted (Character) $113.4K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stone, Scissors, Paper Redfern (Character) - 1997
80% 74% The Boxer Ike Weir (Character) $5.8M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saint-Ex Prevot (Character) - 1996
71% 83% Shallow Grave Detective Inspector McCall (Character) $1.7M 1995


No Score Yet 50% Crime Bob Toal (Character) 2021
84% 64% Fortitude Erling Munk (Character) 2017-2018
93% 91% The Missing Ian Garrett (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vice Unknown (Character) 1999-2003