Scot Williams, 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 1965 received an academy award nomination for his Beatles screenplay "A Hard Day's Night".
In 1995 Williams played the lead role of Shaun Caine in the Jonathan Harvey play Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club. After a regional tour, the play transferred to London's Donmar Warehouse and then onto the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly.
In 1996 Williams was offered the role of Joe Glover in the powerful television drama Hillsborough. Written by Jimmy McGovern, Hillsborough was based on the football stadium disaster of April 1989 in which 96 Liverpool F.C. supporters unlawfully died and was 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.