Post your questions for Dougray Scott | Movies
Not many actors can put “selected by Tom Cruise” on their resume. Scottish actor Dougray Scott was personally cast by TC to play the role of rogue Impossible Missions Force agent and chief villain in 2000s Mission: Impossible II – famous for that Cruise/Scott motorcycle fight scene. It’s a role that propelled the Twin Town and Deep Impact actor to international fame, even if it meant he lost the role of Wolverine for 2000’s X-Men (to Hugh Jackman) after filming on the MI2 exceeded. Scott was also apparently in the running to reprise Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, but was nudged into the job by Daniel Craig.
But let’s not worry about all that. It’s a safe and happy space where we can ask the Scot about his collaboration with John Malkovich in 2002’s Ripley’s Game; Emilia Fox and Billie Piper in 2005 British caper Things to Do Before You’re 30; and Liam Neeson in 2014’s Taken 3. On the small screen, he’s appeared in everything from Taggart and Batwoman to Desperate Housewives and the 2009 BBC adaptation of The Day of the Triffids, and played everyone, from Moses to Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde.
Taking his stage name from his grandmother’s surname, Stephen Dougray Scott would love to draw your attention to the first-ever Kingston International Film Festival taking place in Kingston on Thames this very weekend (June 24-26 ), to which Scott lends her name as a festival ambassador. In return, Scott kindly offered to answer all your questions about his career, breaking the industry, and what he had for breakfast. (Oats, presumably. But which are better? Quaker or Scott’s?) So ask your best question in the comments below by noon June 29, and we’ll post its answers in Film & Music and online soon.