Who is Andrew Scott?
Irish actor Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 21 October 1976, making Libra his zodiac sign. He’s had roles in more than 70 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for playing C in the 2015 action adventure thriller movie “Spectre”, directed by Sam Mendes, and which starred Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux. It follows James Bond as he’s learning more about the sinister organization SPECTRE, and the movie won eight of its 45 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.
Education and early life
Andrew was raised alongside his sisters Hannah and Sarah in Dublin, by their father Jim Scott who worked at an employment agency, and mother Nora who was an art teacher; no other details have been disclosed about Andrew’s family because he respects their privacy, but it’s known that he was raised Catholic.
He became interested in acting while attending the high school Gonzaga College, but was also interested in playing soccer and dancing while growing up. Andrew matriculated in 1995, and the same year saw him make his debut film appearance, playing Eamon Doyle in the drama “Korea”.
He still chose to continue working on his education, and enrolled at Trinity College, Dublin to study drama, but Andrew dropped out half a year later when invited to join Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, and then moved to London, England aged 22.
Roles in movies
Andrew played Peter in the 1995 short comedy “The Budgie”, and the year 1997 saw him portray Paul in the drama “Drinking Crude”. In 1998, Andrew played Soldier on the Beach in the evergreen 1998 war drama “Saving Private Ryan”, which starred Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon and Tom Hanks, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. It follows a group of US soldiers in Normandy who have to find a paratrooper behind enemy lines, whose brothers have all been killed in action; the movie won 79 of its 154 award nominations, including five Oscar wins, some of which were for Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Sound.
In the remainder of the ‘90s, Andrew appeared in the 1998 crime drama “Sweety Barrett”, the 1998 romantic drama “The American” and the 1999 short drama “I Was the Cigarette Girl”.
The year 2003 saw him star as Tommy McGann in the horror comedy “Dead Bodies”, which also starred Katy Davis and Eamonn Owens, and was directed by Robert Quinn. It follows a vengeful former girlfriend of an Irish bachelor, and the film won three of its seven award nominations. A couple of Andrew’s following roles were in the 2005 science fiction thriller “The Quatermass Experiment”, the 2008 drama “Little White Lie” and the 2010 drama “Anton Chekhov’s the Duel”.
He voiced Donal in the critically acclaimed drama “Locke”, which starred Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and Ruth Wilson, and was written and directed by Steven Knight. It follows successful construction manager and dedicated family man Ivan Locke who’s received a phone call which is about to change his life, and the movie won seven of its 40 award nominations. Andrew was then cast to appear in the 2013 comedy “Fifty Years on Stage”, and in 2014 the biographical historical drama “Jimmy’s Hall” and the biographical comedy “Pride”.
He starred as Donald Devlin in the 2018 mystery thriller “A Dark Place”, directed by Simon Fellows, and which also starred Bronagh Waugh and Denis Gough. It follows the disappearance of a young boy, and a local sanitation truck driver who’s trying to find him; the film was nominated for only a single award.
Some of Andrew’s most recent film roles have been in the 2020 short science fiction “Cognition”, the 2021 historical thriller “Oslo”, and the 2022 adventure “Catherine Called Birdy”; Andrew’s currently shooting for three upcoming movies: “Heart of Darkness”, “Strangers” and “Back in Action”.
Roles in TV series
Andrew’s debut TV series role was playing Michael Grunbaum in the 1998 episode “Miracle at Midnight” of the adventure comedy “The Wonderful World of Disney”, and the year 2001 saw him play John D. Hall in the episode “Day of Days” of what’s widely believed to be the best series of all time – the historical war mini-series “Band of Brothers”. It starred Ron Livingston, Damian Lewis and Scott Grimes, and follows members of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division who fought in World War II; the mini-series won 34 of its 60 award nominations.
Andrew could then have been seen appearing in the 2004 comedy “My Life in Film”, the 2007 documentary “Spies, Lies and the Superbomb” and the 2008 biographical historical drama “John Adams”.
From 2010 through 2017, he played Professor Jim Moriarty in eight episodes of the crime mystery “Sherlock”, created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and which starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Una Stubbs. It follows the lives of detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Afghanistan War veteran John Watson; the series won 93 of its 276 award nominations.
Andrew’s three most recent TV series roles have been in 56 episodes of the animated family drama “School of Roars” from 2017 through 2020 (voice role), three episodes of the 2021 romantic mini-series “The Pursuit of Love” and seven episodes of the family adventure “His Dark Materials” from 2019 through 2022; he’s currently shooting for the upcoming series “Ripley”.
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Andrew sang the song “BETWEEN FRIENDS” in the 2011 movie “Textuality”, and the song “On Raglan Road” in the 2013 film “The Bachelor’s Weekend”.
He received special thanks for the 2022 short comedy movie “Time to Party” and a 2022 episode of the podcast “Bunu Koymasak mi?”
Andrew’s the producer of the upcoming mini-series “Ripley”.
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, “Hollywood Insider” and “Made in Hollywood”.
Awards and nominations
Andrew’s won 46 of his 76 award nominations. Some of his wins include a 2004 Berlin International Film Festival Shooting Star Award, a 2014 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in “Pride”, and a 2020 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, for “National Theatre Live: Present Laughter”.
Andrew was also nominated for a 2020 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, for “Black Mirror”.
Love life and sexual orientation
Andrew can rarely be heard speaking about his love life in public, however, in an interview with the British online newspaper “The Independent” in November 2013, he revealed that he’s gay
He stated in the interview that it wasn’t hard for him to come out because being a member of the LGBT community had become normal, and that he didn’t see it as a virtue or a flaw, but only as a fact; the mentioned online newspaper ranked Andrew #22 on their 2014 Rainbow List.
He’s yet to speak about the men whom he’s dated, but some of Andrew’s fans believe that he’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity British man, as some have claimed to have seen the two men spending time together on multiple occasions, but Andrew’s yet to address these rumors. It’s also rumored that he was in a relationship with British actor and screenwriter Stephen Beresford sometime in the mid-2010s.
He seems to be unattached as of May 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Andrew and American actor Jeremy Miller were born on the exact same day.
His name is derived from the Greek name ‘Andreas’, which means ‘masculine, manly, brave’.
Andrew was mentored by the late Irish actor Donal Donnelly, and the two men appeared alongside in the 1995 movie “Korea”.
He prefers to stay away from media, which is why he isn’t active on Instagram; more than 7,000 people are following Andrew on the network today, and he’s posted over 160 pictures and videos.
Andrew’s been a philanthropist since the launch of his acting career, and is mostly into helping British and Irish underprivileged children.
One of his favorite actors is Brendan Gleeson, while some of his favorite movies include “Calvary”, “The Money” and “The Banshees of Inisherin”.
Appearance, health and wealth
Andrew’s age is 46. His eyes and hair are brown, he’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 160lbs (72kgs).
He’s revealed in an interview with the online magazine “Irish News” that he occasionally struggles with anxiety, and that there exists a stigma about ‘the male mental health crisis’.
Andrew’s net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million, as of May 2023.