Campbell Scott Biography

Date of Birth: July 19, 1961 (57)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male

Campbell studied with Stella Adler and Geraldine Page and got his first break playing Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet in summer stock in New England. Following that, Campbell understudied in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, starring Jeremy Irons and later, Nicol Williamson. He has also appeared on Broadway in an acclaimed production of Long Day's Journey Into Night with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhust, Ah! Wilderness, Hay Fever and The Queen And The Rebels. Off-Broadway, Campbell has appeared in The Last Outpost, Copperhead, A Man For All Seasons, On The Bum and most recently in the title role of The Atheist. He played the title role of Hamlet at the Old Globe in San Diego, receiving excellent reviews. He played Hamlet again at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. Campbell’s other Shakespearean roles include Angelo in Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center, the title role of Pericles at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Iago in Othello at the Philadelphia Drama Guild. Regionally, Campbell has been seen in Our Town, Gilette, School for Wives and for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Miss Julie and Dead End. His first film role was in From Hollywood To Deadwood followed by the highly praised Longtime Companion, The Feud, and Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky. Scott appeared in Dead Again directed by Kenneth Branagh and starred opposite Julia Roberts in Dying Young directed by Joel Schumacher, Singles directed by Cameron Crowe, The Innocent directed by John Schlesinger, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle directed by Alan Rudolph, Only With You and Let It Be Me. He co-stars with Steve Martin in David Mamet's film The Spanish Prisoner. His most recent film appearances include Big Night, The Daytrippers, Ship of Fools, Hi-Life, Top of the Food Chain, Spring Forward, Other Voices, Lush, Delivering Milo, Roger Dodger, Secret Lives of Dentists, Loverboy, Marie and Bruce and has completed the upcoming features Duma, Saint Ralph, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and The Dying Gaul, for which he starred and produced. For television he starred in, co-directed and produced “Hamlet” for the Odyssey Network. He also starred as Joseph Kennedy, Jr. in “The Kennedys of Massachusetts,” co-starred with Ben Kingsley and Joanna Lumley in “Sweeney Todd” for Showtime, co-starred with Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Love Letter” for Hallmark Hall of Fame, “Shot in the Heart” for HBO and “Follow the Stars Home” for Hallmark Hall of Fame, again co-starring with Jennifer Jason Leigh. He starred in the series “Six Degrees.” As a director, Mr. Scott co-directed the film Big Night with Stanley Tucci and has finished directing Off the Map. For the stage, he has directed Miss Julie, Snake Pit and Recruiting Officer. He has also completed directing and producing his film Company Retreat and appeared off Broadway with great success in the one man play The Athiest. He appeared prominently on the second season of the hit TV series “Damages” and is currently on “Royal Pains.”

Campbell Scott Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Campbell Scott, The Atheist