Andrew Scott’s power lies in his most captivating acting range. At 42, the actor tends to ignore big productions but has nevertheless seduced the Internet, from fans of the Sherlock series to those of Fleabag: he is, in turns, moving and terrifying. At the end of 2019, he will appear in the movie1917, directed by Sam Mendes, who won an Academy Award in 2000 for American Beauty. Andrew Scott will play opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, his sworn enemy in the BBC’s acclaimed series on Britain’s most famous private detective, as well as Colin Firth and Mark Strong.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1976, Andrew Scott attended a private school for boys. At a very young age, he tried his hand at the theatre and landed his first role in a feature film at 17 (Korea by Cathal Black, in 1995). He then studied drama at Trinity College Dublin for six months before joining the Abbey Theatre troupe. Andrew Scott excelled on stage and received many awards: he joined the very respected theatre actors in the United Kingdom. In 2017, his performance as Hamlet in London was critically acclaimed.