SCOTT SPEEDMAN continues to captivate audiences on both the big and small
Speedman has begun production on Ryan Murphy's new drama OPEN for HBO opposite
Michelle Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Cheyenne Jackson. The project, which
Murphy co-wrote, is a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and
He can next be seen in Lluis Quilez's Out of the Dark alongside Julia Stiles as
well as Atom Egoyan's psychological thriller Queen of the Night opposite Ryan
Reynolds. Both films will premiere later this year.
In 2012, he was seen in The Vow starring opposite Rachel McAdams and Channing
Tatum for director Michael Sucsy. He also starred in Nathan Morlando's Citizen
Gangster playing the lead role of Canada's most infamous bank robber Edwin Boyd
as well as Mary Harron's The Moth Diaries. Both films were released by IFC in
April 2012. Speedman also recently co-starred starred opposite Andre Braugher in
the ABC television series LAST RESORT, directed by Martin Campbell. Memorable
roles include Barney's Version opposite Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman for
director Richard Lewis, Good Neighbours opposite Jay Baruchel for director Jacob
Tierney and Adoration for director Atom Egoyan. In 2007, Speedman starred
opposite Liv Tyler in Universal/Rogue's box-office smash The Strangers, and IFC
Films' Anamorph, starring opposite Willem Dafoe for director Henry Miller.
Additional credits include Allan Moyle's Weirdsville; Len Wiseman's Underworld
and Underworld: Evolution, starring opposite Kate Beckinsale; Ron Shelton's Dark
Blue, opposite Kurt Russell; Isabel Coixet's My Life Without Me, opposite Sarah
Polley, for which he won Best Actor at the Bordeaux International Film Festival;
Tony Piccirillo's The 24th Day, opposite James Marsden; Bruce Paltrow's Duets,
co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Maria Bello; Lee Tamahori's xXx: State of the
Union; and Gary Burns' Kitchen Party.
His first film was the short feature Can I Get a Witness?, directed by Kris
Lefcoe. The film was developed at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, founded
by Norman Jewison, and was screened at the 1996 Toronto International Film
Festival. Speedman then began studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York
before landing the role of Ben Covington in the popular WB Network drama
Felicity, which had a successful four-season run. He made his stage debut during
his summer 2000 hiatus from Felicity, performing the lead in the Edward Albee
play The Zoo Story at the Equity Theatre in Toronto.