South Woodford actor Scott excited to star alongside Mark Strong in 6 Days

PUBLISHED: 15:13 01 August 2017

Actor Scott Wagstaff from South Woodford. Picture: Scott Wagstaff

Actor Scott Wagstaff from South Woodford. Picture: Scott Wagstaff

Scott Wagstaff

A South Woodford actor, who recently starred in BBC drama Doctors, has said he doesn’t want to just “play roles, but also make them”.

Joan Collins. Picture: PAJoan Collins. Picture: PA

Scott Wagstaff, of Queen Mary Avenue, started his theatrical journey at just eight, and began his professional theatre career aged 19.

The 30-year-old studied under US screenwriter Anthony Meindl, and was coached by several actors including acclaimed tutor Gary Condes.

Scott said he has always been intrigued with theatre as long as he can remember, and told the Recorder that “the only way I would not be an actor is if acting did not exist”.

During an 11 year career he has held feature and lead roles in genres from comedy to horror, while also exploring producing to increase his creative power.

He explained one of his most memorable experiences was working on sci-fi film called Pendulum in 2016, where he produced and played the lead role Gwilym.

“The sights I saw I can’t even put into words – it’s a project and a role that will always stay close to my heart.

“I even had to learn how to ride a motorbike in 20 minutes on the streets of India to film.”

Scott gained a role in criminal drama Color Me Grey, playing Scott Brown.

He also worked as an associate producer, and Scott explained this was one of his top projects so far.

“This was quite possibly one of the most fun projects and equally challenging projects and role I have stepped into to date.”

Director Adam Lyons commented: “It was excellent having someone who had no fear performing consistently within such a complex and high-energy role.”

Appearing in various independent films and television series, Scott has been seen in The Time Of Their Lives, opposite Joan Collins, and on August 4 will feature on the big screen in 6 Days with Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish.

He said he wants to be honest to audiences so they truly understand why he does the job.

“I wish audiences to really believe that it is OK to have your feelings, that you can feel sympathy, compassion,” he explained.

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