Andrew Scott was born in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland, where he trained at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. His acting career started playing a small role in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, following which he took the role of Edmund in Karel Reisz’s Long Day's Journey into Night at the Gate Theatre, winning Actor of the Year at the Sunday Independent Spirit of Line Arts Awards s 1998.
Scott made his West End debut in Dublin Carol at the Royal Court Theatre alongside Brian Cox. He then received his first Olivier award for his portrayal of Alex in A Girl in a Car with a Man at The Royal Court Theatre and later winning Theatregoers' Choice Award for his role in Aristocrats at The National Theatre. His Broadway debut started with his performance in The Vertical Hour alongside Bill Nighy and Julianne Moore, which he received a nomination for the Drama League awards.
In 2009 he played alongside Ben Whishaw, Katherine Parkinson and Paul Jesson in Cock at the Royal Court winning an Olivier Award in 2010. Following which he made an appearance in the Old Vic's Design for Living and the lead role in Emperor and Galilean at the National Theatre. In 2013 he took part in National Theatre's 50 Years on Stage an event which was broadcast live on TV, a participation that Scott felt honoured to be a part of. More recently Scott has performed as Paul in Birdland at the Royal Court Theatre.
Scott is, perhaps, more famously known for his roles in television and film. Some of his more notable work include his role as Jim Moriarty in the acclaimed television series Sherlock, winning BAFTA and IFTA awards for best supporting actor. He also appeared in award winning Band of Brothers as Private John Hall, as C (Max Denbigh) in James Bond film spectre alongside Daniel Craig in 2015 and as Col. William Smith in acclaimed John Adams.
In 2017 Scott returned to the West End in Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre as he took on the title role. Scott, starring alongside Juliet Stevenson, was hailed by the critics and the production transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre in June 2017.
Oliver Award® + Emmy Award® Winning Actor
GOLDEN GLOBES (NOMINEE) - 2020Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television in Fleabag (2016)
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS (NOMINEE) - 2020Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series in Fleabag (2016)
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS (NOMINEE) - 2020Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in Fleabag (2016)
BAFTA AWARDS (WIN) - 2012Best Supporting Actor in Sherlock (2010)