|Andrew Scott Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||October 21, 1976|
Andrew Scott is an accomplished Irish actor who garnered much recognition for his character Jim Moriarty in the widely popular BBC crime drama series Sherlock. His portrayal of one of Shakespeare’s iconic characters, Hamlet, in the play of the same name directed by Robert Icke has also brought him great critical acclaim. He has won many awards for his contribution as an actor.
South East London, England
Andrew studied at a private boys’ Jesuit Catholic school called Gonzaga College in South Dublin and attended drama classes for children every Saturday. His acting classes proved to be fruitful and he got cast in two commercials for a local television network as well as landed a lead role in an Irish film at the age of 17.
He earned a bursary/scholarship to study fine arts but decided to enroll in the drama program of Trinity College in Dublin instead. After 6 months of college, Andrew dropped out and joined Abbey Theatre, also known as National Theatre of Ireland, to learn acting on this full-time job.
Few years down the line following his performance in 6 plays in Dublin, Andrew relocated to live in London at the age of 22.
Actor, Voice-Over Artist
- Father – Jim Scott (Recruitment Consultant)
- Mother – Nora Scott (Art Teacher in a secondary school)
- Siblings – Sarah Scott (Older Sister) (Hockey Coach in a Catholic School), Hannah James Scott (Younger Sister) (Actress)
Lindy King, United Agents, London, England
5 ft 8 in or 172.5 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
- In an interview in January 2012, Andrew shared that he has a live-in partner for nearly a decade. His boyfriend also works in show business.
- The actor refused to disclose any further details stating that he thinks excessive sharing of personal information would restrict his freedom to play different characters since the audience might become partial to seeing him perform only specific kind of roles that project an extension of his personality.
Race / Ethnicity
Andrew is of Irish descent.
He came out as gay to his friends and family at the age of 20 and to the general public in 2013.
- Wide forehead
- Rectangular hairline
- Sharp nose and chin
- Thin eyebrows
- Lean, boyish face
Andrew was cast in two advertisements for Irish television in his early teens. One of the commercials was for Flahavan Porridge.
- He was raised as a Roman Catholic.
- As an adult, Andrew defines himself as a lapsed Catholic whose faith diminished to a non-religious belief system gradually over the years.
Best Known For
- Playing the character of criminal mastermind, Professor Jim Moriarty, in the TV series Sherlock from 2010 to 2017, for which he won the BAFTA award (2014) in the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category
- Also known for playing the character C (Max Denbigh) in the blockbuster spy film Spectre (2015)
Scott made his theatrical film debut in 1995 as Eamonn Doyle in an award-winning Irish independent art film named Korea.
First TV Show
He made his TV show debut in an episode guest appearance as Michael Grunbaum in the series, The Wonderful World of Disney, in 1998.
Details about his dietary habits and exercise regime are not known.
However, the actor has shared that he often faces a constant battle to repress his compulsive sweet tooth because he enjoys consuming cheap candy.
Andrew Scott Favorite Things
- Umbrella Color – Lilac
- Painters – David Hockney, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning
- Movie – Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
- Actors – Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Rylance
- Color – Gray
- Clothing Item – Coats
- Filmmaker – Paul Thomas Anderson
- Book – “Danny, the Champion of the World”, “The God of Small Things”
- Guilty Pleasure – Chocolate
- Chocolate Brand – Dairy Milk Oreo
- TV Shows – Judge Judy, Britain’s Got Talent, Ru Paul’s Drag Race
- Daily Soap – Coronation Street
- Teenage Crush – Kylie Minogue
- Childhood Band – Bros, INXS
- Actor To Play James Bond – Daniel Craig
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Andrew Scott Facts
- Had he not been an actor, Andrew would have chosen to become a painter.
- He earned £78 for one of his earliest acting jobs, the Flahavan Porridge commercial with which he bought himself a bunk bed.
- In the early years of his career, at times there were such long gaps in between his employment projects that the actor could not afford to buy his daily meals.
- Andrew lost representation of his US-based talent agency after he refused to work in a high profile TV series because he was not interested in entrapping himself in a multi-year, long-term commitment to play a single character.
- When cast as a Soviet Diplomat in Legacy (2013), Andrew started watching YouTube videos of Vladimir Putin to imitate his accent. But, Putin released anti-gay legislation when Andrew was preparing for his role, so he switched to watching videos of Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, to imitate his accent in spoken English.
- The actor has earned massive critical acclaim for his work in theatre along with several awards and also is a two-time recipient of Laurence Olivier Award presented by the Society of London Theatre.
- He works as a teacher for the charity called IdeasTap, where he mentors young actors to help kick-start their career.
- Andrew has a fondness for great clothing style and fashion. According to him, trying different outfits for different character roles is one of the best parts about acting.
- He absolutely dislikes three quarter length trousers.
- He speaks fluent English, Irish and French.
- Andrew dislikes talking about himself or his work repeatedly in interviews. He simply wants the freedom to quickly move from one genre and character to another without getting typecast. For the same reason, the actor does not like the idea of too much fame.
- He hates it when people act rude or show bad manners.
- Andrew said that he campaigned extensively for same-sex marriage and it was the happiest day of his life when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote in 2015.
- The actor has no official website or personal social media account because the idea of having followers ‘terrifies’ him.
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