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Andrew Scott

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Irish actor who received an IFTA award for his role in Deceased Bodies. He started playing Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock this year 2010. In 2015, he performed the type C in the Adam Connection film Spectre. He arrived a job in the film Korea when he was an adolescent. He performed the function of Paul McCartney in it movie Lennon Nude. He grew up with two sisters, Hannah and Sarah. He made an appearance in it film The American, that was based from a novel compiled by Henry James.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andrew Scott
Date Of Birth October 21, 1976
Place Of Birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.73 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Trinity College, Dublin
Nationality Irish
Parents Nora Scott, Jim Scott
Siblings Hannah Scott, Sarah Scott
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Movies Spectre, Victor Frankenstein, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Denial, Pride, The Stag, Swallows and Amazons, Jimmy's Hall, Saving Private Ryan, Locke, The Duel, The Scapegoat, Handsome Devil, Lennon Naked, This Beautiful Fantastic, Dead Bodies, Silent Things, Little White Lie, Korea, The Abominable Bride, Nora, The Final Problem, The Hope Rooms, Miracle at Midnight, Drinking Crude, Sweety Barrett, The American, Legacy, I Was the Cigarette Girl, Sloan: A Sides Win: Singles 1992 to 2005, Two Violent Men, Two Gunmen
TV Shows Dates, Blackout, My Life in Film, Sherlock, The Town, Killing Hitler
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1His name is from the Greek name Andreas, which was derived from andreios "manly, masculine", a derivative of aner "man".
2In a relationship with a man who is in show business for over a dozen years.
3In 2012, he was listed in The Hospital Club and Time Out's 100 influential people list, namely for his role as "Jim Moriarty" in the TV series, Sherlock (2010).
4He was awarded the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, along with fellow cast members Ben Whishaw, Katherine Parkinson and Paul Jesson, director James McDonald and playwright Mike Bartlett, for the Royal Court Theatre production of "Cock" by Mike Bartlett.
5In 2007, he was nominated for a Drama League award for his Broadway performance, opposite Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy in "The Vertical Hour", by David Hare, directed by Sam Mendes.
6In 2005, he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement or Performance in an affiliate Theatre for his performance in "A Girl in a Car With a Man".
72004: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steel Country2016post-production
The Hope Rooms2016Short completedSean
Sherlock2010-2017TV SeriesJim Moriarty Professor Moriarty
This Beautiful Fantastic2016Vernon
Denial2016/IIAnthony Julius
Handsome Devil2016Dan Sherry
Swallows and Amazons2016Lazlov
The Hollow Crown2016TV SeriesKing Louis XI of France
Alice Through the Looking Glass2016Dr. Addison Bennet
Victor Frankenstein2015Inspector Turpin
Spectre2015/IC
Pride2014/IGethin
Jimmy's Hall2014Father Seamus
Legacy2013TV MovieViktor Koslov
Fifty Years on Stage2013TV Movie
The Bachelor Weekend2013Davin
Locke2013Donal (voice)
Dates2013TV SeriesChristian
The Town2012TV Mini-SeriesMark Nicholas
The Scapegoat2012Paul
Blackout2012TV Mini-SeriesDalien Bevan
Simon Schama's Shakespeare2012TV Mini-Series
Sea Wall2012ShortAlex
The Hour2011TV SeriesAdam Le Ray
Chasing Cotards2010ShortHart Elliot-Hinwood
Garrow's Law2010TV SeriesCaptain Robert Jones
Silent Things2010ShortJake
Lennon Naked2010TV MoviePaul McCartney
Anton Chekhov's The Duel2010Laevsky
Foyle's War2010TV SeriesJames Devereaux
Little White Lie2008TV MovieBarry
John Adams2008TV Mini-SeriesColonel William Smith
Spies, Lies and the Superbomb2007TV Mini-SeriesAndrei Sakarov
The Quatermass Experiment2005TV MovieVernon
My Life in Film2004TV SeriesJones
Dead Bodies2003Tommy McGann
Killing Hitler2003TV Movie documentarySniper
I Was the Cigarette Girl2001TV ShortTim
Band of Brothers2001TV Mini-SeriesJohn D. Hall
Nora2000Michael Bodkin
Longitude2000TV MovieJohn Campbell
The American1998TV MovieValentin de Bellegarde
Sweety Barrett1998Danny
Saving Private Ryan1998Soldier on the Beach
The Wonderful World of Disney1998TV SeriesMichael Grunbaum
Drinking Crude1997Paul
Korea1995Eamon Doyle
Budgie1995TV MoviePeter

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bachelor Weekend2013performer: "On Raglan Road"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summer: Earth's Seasonal Secrets2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Making of Victor Frankenstein2016Video documentary shortHimself
Film '722015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The EE British Academy Film Awards2015TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Unlocking Sherlock2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Horizon2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Sherlock Uncovered2012TV MovieHimself / Jim Moriarty
The Half2009Documentary shortHimself
Irish Film and Television Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Award Winner

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sherlock2017TV SeriesJim Moriarty
Inside Spectre with Richard Wilkins2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV's Nastiest Villains2014TV Movie documentaryJim Moriarty

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorPride (2014)
2013IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor TVSherlock (2010)
2012BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorSherlock (2010)
2004EFP Shooting StarBerlin International Film FestivalIreland.
2003IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a FilmDead Bodies (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role - FilmPride (2014)
2015IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role - DramaSherlock (2010)
2014IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Lead Actor - FilmThe Stag (2013)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActorSherlock (2010)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesSherlock (2010)


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#Quote
1I think in my job, it's quite difficult to find work on television... you don't necessarily want to get a profile for something that you don't fully believe in.
2I am a private person; I think that's important if you're an actor. But there's a difference between privacy and secrecy, and I'm not a secretive person.
3It sounds maybe a little old fashioned, but the parts I want to play and I do play, you don't want to inject too much of your own personality. What you sacrifice then is a slight mystery.
4Audiences like to be challenged and to be actively involved and try to guess an outcome.
5I can totally understand why people say: 'I'm going to do this T.V. series so that I can buy a flat'. But you've got to see what's of value to you as an actor.
6One of my favorite parts of acting is the clothes that you get to wear, because it's very important.
7If one story becomes too hot, then you can't forget it. As an actor, you want to remain fluid.
8It's very difficult to make comedy work; I think it's a very underrated genre.
9I like clothes.
10'Serious acting' is the kind of acting that I don't ever respond to.
11I don't like it when people ask actors to work for free - on the fringe - as if it's some kind of virtue. That annoys me - actors should be paid well.
12The kind of actors I admire move through different characters and genres.
13I want to keep everything balanced. That's why it's important not to have too much fanfare.
14People get distracted by box-office figures and take jobs because they think it will advance their careers.
15I find any sort of acting that doesn't have any humor in it is mind numbingly boring.
16Never, ever wear three-quarter length trousers. Even in the summer.
17Life's too short.
18I've played all these extreme guys, but playing an every man type has its own challenges.
19The goal is always just trying to stretch yourself as an actor.
20It's a thrilling world, and people really like stories about secrets, which is the essence of a spy drama.
21I'm not a big guy for research. You've got to take a risk.
22I do sometimes play characters that are a bit ambiguous. You've got to be brave about that sort of stuff. I like the sense of people not feeling too secure, not immediately knowing what they have in front of them.
23[From an interview with the Sunday Mirror (London, England) from Oct. 8, 2000] I had a girlfriend in Dublin but I've been on my own for three years now.
24[when asked about fans] You get the occasional odd person.
25I'm an enthusiast for people, and I don't want them to become the enemy. I've seen that happen to colleagues who are disturbed the whole time, but there's a certain degree of control you can have if you keep yourself to yourself. The kind of actors I admire move through different characters and genres. That's the kind of actor I try to be. If you want that, you have to be circumspect about your private life.
26People get distracted by box-office figures and take jobs because they think it will advance their careers. Of course, it's nice to get a big cheque and be able to buy a massive house, but my view is that we're not here long, so why not do something of value?
27He has lived in London for the past decade with his partner, who is "sort of" in the business. "And that's all you're getting." He clams up. "It sounds maybe a little old fashioned, but the parts I want to play and I do play, you don't want to inject too much of your own personality. What you sacrifice then is a slight mystery."
28[Speaking about how he learned a Russian accent for Legacy, and his homosexuality] There isn't a huge amount of footage of Russians speaking English as a second language, so I started looking at Vladimir Putin videos on YouTube. But then Putin introduced anti-gay legislation this summer - so, being a gay person, I switched to Rudolf Nureyev videos instead. It was another Nureyev defection of sorts!Scott is low-key on the subject of his sexuality. "Mercifully, these days people don't see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It's just a fact. Of course, it's part of my make-up, but I don't want to trade on it. I am a private person; I think that's important if you're an actor. But there's a difference between privacy and secrecy, and I'm not a secretive person. Really I just want to get on with my job, which is to pretend to be lots of different people. Simple as that."


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