About Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is a professional actor from Ireland, and he is known for his talented acting skills and performances in TV series, theatres, and films. He is best known after his performance in the TV series called Sherlock, where he portrayed the character of Jim Moriarty.

Quick Info
Full NameAndrew Scott
Date of Birth21 October 1976
Birth PlaceDublin, Ireland
Parent(s)Nora Scott and Jim Scott
Net worthUS $8 million

Early life

Andrew Scott was born on 21st October 1976 in the capital city of Ireland named Dublin. Thus, he is of Irish nationality. He was taken to Nora Scott, his mother, who used to work as an art teacher, and his father, Jim Scott, who used to work in an employment agency. He was raised with two sisters namely Sarah (older) and Hannah (younger).

Scott had his mind already set into an acting career since his early days. He was studying at Gonzaga College for his secondary school but also attending drama classes during the weekend. After earning the starring role in an Irish film called Korea, he was elected to study in an art school. Thus, he joined Abbey theatre after six months of attending Trinity College.

Andrew Scott


In 1998, he played a small role in the war film called Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg. He also portrayed the role of Edmund in the play called Long Day’s Journey into Night, for which he earned the Actor of the year award and nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1988.

Andrew Scott made his London theatre debut in 2000 by appearing in a play called Dublin Carol after appearing in the film called Nora. Later on, he was cast for the drama called Longitude also in war drama miniseries called Band of Brothers, for which he earned the BAFTA award.

Scott earned the lead role in the British comedy series called My Life in Film in 2004. He also played the lead in the play called A Girl in a Car with a Man for which he earned Olivier Award. After that, he appeared in the plays like Aristocrats, Dying City, The Vertical Hour for which his performance in each play was highly praised and earned a nomination.

In 2008, he played in the miniseries called John Adams, portraying the character of William Smith. The following year, he starred in the play called Sea Wall as himself. The same year, he starred in another play called Cock for which he won his second Olivier Award. In 2010, he played the lead role in the movie The Duel.

After appearing in the crime drama series called Sherlock, Andrew Scott made his breakthrough, portraying the character of Jim Moriarty. Later that year, he appeared in the TV series, Garrow’s Law, and in a play called Design for Living.

Scott again received the lead role in a play called Emperor and Galilean, portraying Julian’s character and performed in the Royal National Theatre. He also joined the voice acting after appearing in the drama The Hours.


After appearing in countless other movies and plays, he made another breakthrough in the play called Hamlet, where he starred as the lead character in 2017. He also voiced in the animated film called Big Hero 6: The Series.

Andrew Scott

In 2019, Andrew Scott played the supporting role in the comedy-drama called Fleabag, for which he earned numerous nominations and earned the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. He also played the lead role in the 5th season of the science fiction anthology series called Black Mirror.

In 2020, he appeared in the psychological thriller Tv series called Ripley as the lead character Tom Ripley. His upcoming series would be The Pursuit of Love, where he will be portraying the name of Lord Merlin.


Personal life

Andrew Scott declared himself gay publicly in 2013, and he is proud to be one. He is seen talking about it freely and expresses his opinions towards sexuality. Even though we can see him talk about sexuality publicly, but he prefers to keep his relationship private. The only thing we know now is that he is currently single after breaking up with Stephen Beresford, whom he dated for more than a decade. He met Stephan Beresford during the film set of Pride.

Scott doesn’t have his own personal social media account, but we can find numerous fan accounts filled with his pictures and movies he participated in.

Andrew Scott

Awards & nominations

Andrew Scott has achieved numerous awards and nominations from the movies and TV series he played. In 2003, he earned Irish Times Theatre Awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role for his movie Dead Bodies. He also received BAFTA and IFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2012 for his performance in the movie Referee and Sherlock.

In 2013, for the TV drama named Betrayal, Andrew Scott achieved BBC Audio Drama Awards for Best Actor. The following year, he was rewarded with the British Independent Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Pride. In 2019, he won 2 awards, namely Gold Derby Television Awards and Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Best Comedy Supporting Actor and Best Actor for the TV series Fleabag and stage play called Present Laughter, respectively.

As of 2020, Andrew Scott received the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the play Fleabag. He also won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for Best Actor and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in the play called Present Laughter.

He has also earned numerous nominations, namely Irish Times Theatre Awards for Best Supporting Awards, Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance in 1998 and 2007. He has received 14 nominations from each different movie, TV series, and Plays he participated in.


Physical statistics

Andrew Scott has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches with a weight of 68 kg. He is in his 40’s and has a healthy body. He has a light brown eye with black hair color. His sexual orientation is gay.

Scott doesn’t have tattoos on his body. His zodiac sign is Libra.


Net worth

Andrew Scott has a net worth estimated to be around 8 million dollars.