Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

Movie Actor

Andrew Scott is an Irish actor. He played Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock, for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Full Name
Oct 21, 1976
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Andrew Scott was born on October 21, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. He is an Irish actor best known for his roles as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock and the Priest in Fleabag.

Scott attended Catholic school and later studied at Trinity College, Dublin. After graduating he joined the Abbey Theatre where he starred in plays such as Romeo and Juliet, The Plough and the Stars and A Girl in a Car with a Man. In 2006 he won the Best Supporting Actor Award from the Irish Film and Television Awards for his role in Prosperity.

Scott began appearing in British television series such as Band of Brothers, The Stretford Wives and Foyle's War before playing Paul McCartney in Lennon Naked for BBC Four. He then went on to play Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock which earned him international acclaim. Following this success he also appeared in films such as Victor Frankenstein, Denial and Pride alongside Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton.

In 2016 Scott starred alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Sian Clifford in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Fleabag which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor. His other notable TV credits include Black Mirror, His Dark Materials and Modern Love while his film credits include Locke, Spectre and Tenet.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Andrew Scott is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 21, 1976, Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Trinity College</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott graduated from Trinity College with a degree in drama and theatre studies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott makes his acting debut in the film "Aonfhocal".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Royal Court Theatre</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Andrew joins the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers Programme.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Sherlock</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gains worldwide acclaim for playing Jim Moriarty in the BBC series "Sherlock".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for an Olivier Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as John Proctor in "The Crucible" at London's Old Vic Theatre.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starred in "Fleabag" Series</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starred in the acclaimed BBC comedy series "Fleabag" alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Sian Clifford.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andrew Scott is an incredibly talented actor. He has received critical acclaim for his work in films such as Sherlock, Fleabag, and Spectre. He also brings a certain intensity to every performance that draws the audience in and makes them feel connected to the character he’s playing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He’s Openly Gay</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andrew Scott is openly gay, and he’s an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He often speaks out on issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community and is a role model for other queer people who are looking for someone to look up to or relate to.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He is Funny & Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andrew Scott has a great sense of humor and charisma that make him instantly endearing. He’s always cheerful, even when things get tough, and he knows how to lighten the mood with a joke or two. His personality shines through in every role that he plays.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Ever Hot Priest</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andrew Scott became the first ever "hot priest" when he starred as the love interest of Fleabag in the BBC series of the same name.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andrew Scott trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has received numerous Olivier Award nominations for his stage performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Starred in Sherlock</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andrew Scott is best known for his role as Jim Moriarty in the hit BBC series Sherlock, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Numerous Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andrew Scott has appeared in a number of movies, including Pride, Spectre, The Boat That Rocked and Victor Frankenstein.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Born and Raised in Dublin</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andrew Scott was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and is of Irish and Scottish descent. He has two older sisters.</p></div>


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