DOUGRAY SCOTT (Mike Whittier) was born in Glenrothes, Fife,
Scotland, where he attended Auchmuty High School. He trained at the Welsh College
of Music and Drama where he received the "Most Promising Drama Student" award
before making his television debut in 1992 on popular British shows Taggart and
Lovejoy and soon after, taking a starring role in the miniseries Tell Tale Hearts.
Scott made his feature debut in 1994 appearing in Black Beauty and Princess
Caraboo before returning to television in a variety of series and one-off dramas
including Soldier Soldier, The Place of the Dead and The Crow Road. In 1997, he
appeared in the black comedy Twin Town followed by Love in Paris, Magic Moments
and Regeneration. In 1998, he appeared in Deep Impact and took the romantic lead in
the box office hit Ever After opposite Drew Barrymore for which he received a
Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination as Favorite Male Newcomer.
In 2000, Scott played the villain in Mission: Impossible II for which he
received another Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, this time as Favorite
Villain. In 2002, he starred in the WWII drama Enigma opposite Kate Winslet and
appeared in Liliana Cavani's Ripley's Game with John Malkovich. The following
year, he took a producing credit and co-starred with Tim Roth in the historical drama
To Kill a King as well as taking the lead in the thriller The Poet.
Other notable feature credits include The Truth About Love opposite Jennifer
Love Hewitt, Bill Forsyth's Gregory's Two Girls, David Kane's This Year's Love and
more recently, Walter Salles' Dark Water opposite Jennifer Connelly, and the stylish
vampire story Perfect Creature.
On television, Scott appeared in the recurring role of Ian Hainsworth in the
hugely popular series Desperate Housewives. He appeared as Moses in the Emmy
Award nominated miniseries The Ten Commandments and played Sultan Schariar in
the Emmy winning Arabian Nights.
On stage, Scott has appeared in Sam Mendes' production of To the Green
Fields Beyond at London's Donmar Warehouse in the critically-acclaimed role of
Scottish tank commander Lt. Child. He also starred in the title role of Becket in John
Caird's West End production alongside Jasper Britton.
Scott lives in Los Angeles and in the UK.
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