|Date of Birth||21 October 1976 , Dublin, Ireland|
|Height||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, where he enjoyed a comfortable, upper-middle-class upbringing in Churchtown, a residential suburb on the south side between Dundrum and Rathfarnham. His father, Jim, worked in the government employment agency, Fas, and his mother, Nora, taught art at a secondary school. Scott was the only boy between two sisters, Sarah, two years older, and Hannah, nine years younger.
Scott attended the exclusive, Jesuit boys' school, Gonzaga, on the south side of Dublin. He attended informal drama classes on Saturdays from the age of 7 or 8, and appeared in two commercials for Irish television. At 17, Andrew starred in his first professional role, the Irish film Korea (1995). He then matriculated into Trinity College in Dublin to begin a degree in drama, but after only six months elected to leave admitting the thought of picking up a pen again was more than he could bear. Instead, he was fortunate to go on to the famous Abbey Theatre, the national theater of Ireland, where he performed in four plays.
In early 2000, he moved to London to for Longitude (2000), a television movie with Michael Gambon. He also played many parts on stage, where he consistently received rave reviews and gained a reputation as a versatile young actor. He received two Laurence Olivier awards, and several other film and theater awards in the early 2000's. Frequent film and television work in Britain, Ireland and America followed. In 2006, Scott made his Broadway debut in 'David Hare''s "The Vertical Hour", starring with Bill Nighy and Julianne Moore. He was nominated for a Drama League award for this role.
He provided a fresh take on the evil master criminal, "Jim Moriarty", at the end of the the first series of the BBC television 2010 production of Sherlock (2010), creating a riveting, intense, and somewhat campy portrait of the legendary professor from the Arthur Conan Doyle stories. His off-kilter performance threw him into the viewing consciousness and led to the character to be written into all three episodes of the second series in 2011. He won a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Award) for the role in 2012, and an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award) for Best Supporting Actor in 2013. He is expected to be in the third series of "Sherlock" in flashback.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous
Personal Quotes (1)
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."