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Andrew Scott (1976)

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Andrew Scott is an Irish film, television, and stage actor. He received the 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs production of A Girl in a Car with a Man and an IFTA award for the film Dead Bodies. Scott's notable television roles have included Paul McCartney in the BBC television drama Lennon Naked and arch-villain Moriarty in Sherlock.


Scott dropped out of his Drama degree at Trinity College to join Dublin’s famous Abbey Theatre. He made his film debut aged seventeen as the young lead in acclaimed Irish film Korea.
After filming a small part in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, he worked with film and theatre director Karel Reisz in a Gate Theatre production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night for which he won Actor of the Year at the Independent/Spirit of Life Awards and received an Irish Times Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Scott appeared in the film Nora, with Ewan McGregor, and in a television adaptation of Henry James’s The American, alongside Diana Rigg and Matthew Modine, before making his London theatre debut in Conor McPherson’s Dublin Carol with Brian Cox at the Royal Court Theatre.
He was then cast in major roles in the BAFTA winning drama Longitude, opposite Michael Gambon, and the multi-award winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

After starring in My Life in Film for the BBC, he received his first Olivier award for his role in A Girl in a Car with a Man at The Royal Court, and the Theatregoers' Choice Award for his performance in the National Theatre’s Aristocrats. He then created the roles of the twin brothers in the original Royal Court production of Christopher Shinn’s Dying City, which was later nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2006, he made his Broadway debut opposite Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy in the Music Box Theater production of The Vertical Hour written by David Hare and directed by Sam Mendes, for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award.

In 2008, Scott appeared in the award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams, opposite Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti. In 2009, he appeared in Sea Wall, a one-man show written especially for him by Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens.

He starred alongside Ben Whishaw, Katherine Parkinson and Paul Jesson in a sell-out run of Cock at the Royal Court in late 2009, a production which won an Olivier Award in 2010. He has recently been seen in Foyle's War as a prisoner determined to allow himself to hang for a crime he may not have committed, which was described in Slant Magazine as a "standout performance." Other recent appearances include a role in Chasing Cotards , as well as a portrayal of Paul McCartney in BBC film Lennon Naked. He also starred in the critically acclaimed 2010 film Anton Chekhov's The Duel.

His most recent credits include an appearance as Sherlock Holmes nemesis Moriarty in the BBC drama Sherlock, and a guest role in the second series of Garrow's Law. In 2010 he appeared with Lisa Dillon and Tom Burke in the Old Vic production of Noël Coward's Design for Living.

In 2011 he played the main role of Julian in Ben Power's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's epic Emperor and Galilean at the National Theatre in London.

He also had a small part in BBC2's original drama The Hour as Adam Le Ray, a failed actor. He appeared in two episodes [1&3]

Sea Wall
| George Perrin
| The Bush Theatre
| Roaring Trade
| Roxana Silbert
| Soho Theatre
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| Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
| Design for Living
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| Anthony Page
| Old Vic
| Emperor and Galilean
| Julian
| Jonathan Kent
| Royal National Theatre

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