Ken Stott
Ken Stott

I've got a feeling that with the best coppers - and in fact the best people in any field of work - what sets them apart is a maverick quality. People who are not afraid to bend the rules in order to achieve the universally desired end.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

In every area, we seem to have thrown everything away and embraced reality television. It's nauseating, programme after programme.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

There are many actors who'll make their living in other areas, and they'll say they don't like theatre. What they're saying is that they're afraid of theatre because they know it will separate those who can from those who can't.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

The establishment is a dirty, dangerous beast, and the BBC is a mouthpiece for that.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

An actor has power, and their power is very simple: it's the power to say no.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

I always leave room for serendipity and chance.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

I read 'the Hobbit' at the age when you're supposed to read it. I didn't read 'The Lord Of The Rings.' My father, who was an English teacher, advised me that once I had read 'the Hobbit,' that would be enough. I could then move on to Dostoyevsky.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

I used to be under the impression that if a role wasn't difficult, then there was nothing happening. Then a director said to me: 'Ken, you've got to realise, acting can be fun, too.'

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

Whenever I see pointless use of special effects, I reach for something else.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

I like to play these unconventional characters, yes. They're close to the way I feel as a human being.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

Producers and directors think they have the power, but what they think of as the weakest link, the actor, is all-powerful.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

Villains are often attractive.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

My first major role was in a play called 'Through the Leaves.'

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

Inspector Rebus is a great character, so when the opportunity came up to revive the role for 'BBC Children in Need,' and really have a bit of fun with it, I was happy to take part.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

'Death Of A Salesman' is a great acting job.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

No acting, no production, could take the place of that moment when you come out in the dark on to the stage and the drummer plays four beats on the hi-hat and then lights and music. It just takes your breath away. No words can do what music can.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

No one will die if they don't know how old I am.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

Nobody's going to say hello to me in the street, really, because there'll be someone a bit more famous coming along the street in a minute. That typifies London, really.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

I am wholeheartedly in favour of an independent Scotland.

Ken Stott
Ken Stott

I am very aware of how warmly Scotland is regarded around the world, and a vote for self-determination would raise our international profile even further, with lots of benefits for Scottish arts and culture.