Ken Stott Biography
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Balin’ in ‘The Hobbit’ Film Series)
Birthday: October 19, 1955 (Libra)
Born In: Edinburgh, Scotland
Kenneth Campbell “Ken” Stott is a Scottish actor best known for his role in the play ‘Broken Glass.’ In his more than four-decade-long career, he has been equally active in all mediums of performing arts. Originally from Edinburgh, Stott was a son of two educators. He developed an interest in acting quite early in his life and studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. He began his career on stage performing for the Royal Shakespeare Company. However, he had to work as a double glazing salesman to support himself as his earning was meagre in the initial days of his career. He made his screen debut in an episode of the BBC show ‘Secret Army’ in 1977. His cinematic debut came about a decade later, in the 1988 crime-drama thriller film ‘For Queen & Country’. In the ensuing years, he has portrayed Edward 'Eddie' McKenna in the BBC miniseries ‘Takin' Over the Asylum’, DI John Rebus in the crime fiction-mystery series ‘Rebus’, DCI Red Metcalfe in ‘Messiah’, the dwarf Balin in ‘The Hobbit’ film trilogy, and Ian Garrett in the BBC mini-series ‘The Missing’.