Andrew Scott is an Irish stage actor, television and film actor. He is famous for his role as Max Denbigh in the
’, and Jim Moriarty, the cunning foe of Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s international hit series, ‘Sherlock Holmes’. He has won a British Academy Television Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, for playing Jim Moriarty, two BBC Audio Drama Awards for his work on radio, and for Pride, he won a BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Andrew was born in Dublin, Ireland. Scott went to Gonzaga College, a Catholic school for boys. He took classes for students in drama and did two ads on TV. Then, he attended Trinity College, Dublin. Scott was selected for a role in the film ‘Korea’, at the age of 17, and later joined the Abbey Theatre. Andrew is openly gay. He was ranked at the 22nd spot in the list by The Independent’s Rainbow List 2014: 101 lesbians, gays, transgenders who have made a difference.
He started his journey in acting with a small role in Saving Privet Ryan, a film by
. In Long Day’s Journey into Night, a movie directed by Director Karel Reisz, he played the role of Edmund, who was the younger son in an American tortured family. Later, he appeared in a small part in the movie, ‘Nora’, by Michael Blodgett. Scott made a theatre debut with the play, Dublin Carol, with Brian Cox, in the Royal Theater, by Conor Mcpherson. He acted alongside Diann Rigg and Matthew Modine in the TV adaptation of ‘The American’, by Henry James.
Andrew was then casted in a drama called ‘Longitude’, which was the winner of the BAFTA Award.He was also casted in the HBO flick, Band of Brothers. He won his first Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theater for acting in A Girl in a Car with a Man. BBC’s My Life in Film was also a milestone in his career and Scott won Theatergoers Choice Award for his work in Aristocrats at National Theater. In 2006, Andrew made his Broadway debut in The Vertical Hour, along with
. It was written by David Hare and directed by
. He has won the IFTA Awards for films like The Stag and Dead Bodies. Andrew won Sunday Independent Spirit of Life Awards for Actor of the Year in 1998.