Scot Williams

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Scot Williams (born 29 November 1972), is an English actor, writer and producer for stage, film and television. As an actor, Williams made his film debut in the 1994 Iain Softley film Backbeat, in which he played the role of The Beatles original drummer Pete Best.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Scot Williams (born 29 November 1972), is an English actor, writer and producer for stage, film and television. As an actor, Williams made his film debut in the 1994 Iain Softley film Backbeat, in which he played the role of The Beatles original drummer Pete Best. Subsequently he later discovered that he was a distant relative of the late Alun Owen, who in 1964 received an academy award nomination for his Beatles screenplay A Hard Days Night. In 1995 Williams played the lead role of Shaun Caine in the Jonathan Harvey play Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club. The play premiered at Londons Donmar Warehouse before later transferring to The Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly. In 1996 he was given the role of Joe Glover in the powerful television drama Hillsborough. Written by the legendary Jimmy McGovern, Hillsborough was based on the football stadium disaster of 1989 in which 96 Liverpool Football Club supporters unlawfully died and directed by the BAFTA and Emmy winning Charles McDougall. It went on to win dozens of awards around the world, including the 1997 Best Single drama BAFTA award. In 1999 he played the role of Buddy alongside Lisa Stansfield, Rita Tushingham and Alexei Sayle in the musical comedy Swing as well as the part of Patrick Callaghan a one legged heroin addicted informer in the gritty crime drama Liverpool One. On playing a one-legged herion addict Scot said it was a role I was destined to play. 2003/04 saw Williams feature in a trilogy of films written and directed by Peter Greenaway, called The Tulse Luper Suitcases. The first of which The Moab Story was an official selection for the Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival.