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Scot was born in Liverpool in 1972, (in the very hospital in which John Lennon had been Born, 32 years previous). He grew up in the PENNY LANE area of the City, just two streets away from where Lennon had once lived and attended the same School that Paul McCartney had attended several years earlier.
At the age of 18, (whilst in Czechoslovakia performing Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM with The Liverpool Playhouse), he wrote his first stage play, GROWING YOUNG. The Liverpool Playhouse selected the play to go into production and in 1992 it was staged under the direction of Scot to great critical acclaim. (See Press)
At aged just 19, Scot was represented by the respected literary agent Alan Brodie and encouraged to write. What followed was five full length stage plays, THE HERD OF BRUTES, GET ANOTHER LOVER MOTHER, THE PLASTIC DAFT, LEVEL MINUS 99 and HUGGERMUGGER, three of which where produced at The Liverpool Playhouse and Unity Theatres between 1992 and 1995, earning him nominations in both the BEST NEW THEATRE TALENT and BEST NEW TALENT IN LITERATURE categories at the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post arts awards.
(Further nominations in the BEST ACTOR and BEST CONTRIBUTION TO FILM categories, makes Scot the only person to ever receive nominations in FOUR different categories at these awards).
It was during this time, that Scot was cast (alongside fellow Writer Chris O’Neill) in the 1994 Beatles Biog Motion Picture BACKBEAT (directed by Iain Softley) in the Role of original drummer PETE BEST.
The BAFTA winning movie was a huge international success and sprung Scot into a successful acting career, a career he has enjoyed ever since. In the years that have followed, he has starred in over a dozen films, Two dozen Television Dramas and played lead roles on both the West End's prestigious Criterion and Donmar Warehouse theatres.
Amongst Scot’s many credits are:
The Palm D’or nominated trilogy of films entitled THE TULSE LUPER SUITCASES (written and directed by the legendary film maker Peter Greenaway). The BAFTA award winning drama HILLSBOROUGH; written by BAFTA winner Jimmy McGovern and directed by Emmy Award winner Charles McDougall (Desperate Housewives, Sex In The City). Lead roles in the U.S. movies TEMPESTA alongside Malcolm McDowell and Rutger Hauer (directed by Walt Disney’s great nephew Tim Disney).
As well as SWING (opposite Lisa Stansfield, Tom Bell and Rita Tushingham), and the US Thriller PERFECT LIFE (opposite Jesse Bradford and Stephen Berkoff). More recently, Scot has starred in the Hit British Crime Thriller THE CREW (alongside Stephen Graham), the award winning feature BEYOND THE FIRE (opposite Cara Seymour), CLUBBED (with Colin Salmon and Maxine Peake) and the recent hit movie DEAD MAN RUNNING (starring Brenda Blethin, Phil Davis and 50 Cent).
Scots latest film HARD BOILED SWEETS has been produced by Margaret Matheson’s BARD Entertainment and Co-Stars Ian Hart, Peter Wight, Paul Freeman, Elizabeth Berrington and Danny Sapani and is due to be released World Wide by UNIVERSAL PICTURES in 2012.
Besides Feature Films, Scot has also starred in regular roles in the TV drama’s LIVERPOOL 1 (Alongside Samantha Womack), MERSEYBEAT, NICE GUY EDDIE (With Ricky Thomlinson), and most recently the hugely popular period drama LILIES for The BBC (as Father Melia) and the mysterious CAPEWRATH for Channel 4 and Showtime in The United States, (alongside David Morrissey, Tom Hardy and Felicity Jones).
Scot has also guested in some of Britains most popular television shows including CASUALTY, HOLBY CITY, NEW TRICKS, HEARTBEAT, WHERE THE HEART IS and MURDER IN MIND. Despite this busy work load, Scot has continued to write; notching up two screenplays THE GUILTY GUESSED and FROM GRACE (the later being optioned by Kasander Films for a possible future movie production).
Scot's brand new stage play DESERTED is due to receive it's World Premiere this Winter at the Contemporary Urban Centre in Liverpool.
Most recently Chris has also been writing songs for the singer Ren Harvieu. Their debut single will be released in October for Island Records with the album release most likely to be in January 2012. Chris will also be filming a new movie in The Shetland isles in the spring of 2012 called BETWEEN WEATHERS . (See Press).