Kenneth Campbell "Ken" Stott (born 19 October 1954) is a Scottish stage, television and film actor who won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1995 in the play "Broken Glass" at Royal National Theatre he is more recently known for his role as the dwarf Balin in The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–14), and as Ian Garrett in the 2014 BBC TV mini-series The Missing. His many notable roles in UK television include the role of Edward 'Eddie' McKenna in the Scottish BBC Mini-series Takin' Over The Asylum (1994) and the title character in the crime fiction-mystery series Rebus (2006–07) and as DCI Red Metcalfe in Messiah (2001–05),
Stott has continued to act on stage, and in 1997 was nominated for Best Actor at the Laurence Olivier Awards for his role in the Yasmina Reza play Art in which had appeared with Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay. In 2008 Stott starred in another West End production of a Reza play, this time God of Carnage, alongside Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ralph Fiennes at the Gielgud Theatre. He starred in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge at the Duke of York's Theatre in early 2009 and reprised his role of Michael in God of Carnage on Broadway (as a replacement for James Gandolfini) at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York.
He is a popular choice for voice work, as narrator for series such as Trawlermen, a documentary following North Sea trawlers, and Send in the Dogs, following the work of UK Police Officers and their canine partners...
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