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Seven Facts Around Andrew Scott's love life, Movies, & Financial Stature

Shrijan Published On Fri Dec 27 2019   Modified On Fri Apr 10 2020
Seven Facts Around Andrew Scott's love life, Movies, & Financial Stature

Andrew Scott is perhaps most well-known as the genius criminal mastermind and the arch-nemesis to Sherlock Holmes, Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock

But that is far from his only notable achievement. Au contraire, the Irish actor has been in a litany of acclaimed television shows and movies. He is part of such TV shows as Fleabag, Black Mirror, and most recently, His Dark Materials. He has also acted in the movies Spectre, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, among others. 

Most recently, he has landed one of the lead roles in the upcoming World War I drama movie 1917, also starring the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, and Richard Madden, to name a few. 

Already hailed as one of the best war movies since Steven Spielberg's 1998 magnum opus Saving Private Ryan, 1917 has received acclaim for the performances, of which Andrew Scott is part.

But how well do you know Andrew? Test your knowledge of Andrew Scott with our list of 7 facts about the Irish actor.

7. He Plays Lieutenant Leslie in the WWI Movie 1917

Andrew continues to amaze as Lieutenant Leslie in the World War I drama 1917. The movie is already being hailed as one of the best war movies of all time, and the one-take format is being lauded as being visionary.

The performances are also being singled out including Andrew's role.

6. He Gained Distinction as Jim Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock

The role that made Andrew into a bona fide TV star: Andrew's Jim Moriarty stole the spotlight from Benedict Cumberbatch and his brilliant portrayal of detective Sherlock Holmes.

Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock
Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty in Sherlock
Source: IMDb

Fans were left awe-struck with Andrew's creepy, sadistic, and brilliant rendition of the popular Arthur Doyle antagonist. 

5. What is his Gender

Fans saw a glimpse into Andrew's se*uality when Moriarty was first introduced in Sherlock as a man pretending to be gay and smitten with Sherlock Holmes. 

The real-life Andrew, however, is not quite as deceitful as his on-screen alter-ego. 

Andrew has admitted to being gay but does not want his se*uality to be the defining characteristic of Andrew Scott. He said as much in an interview:

"Mercifully, these days people don't see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It's just a fact. Of course, it's part of my make-up, but I don't want to trade on it."

4. He Played a Small Role in Saving Private Ryan

From one acclaimed war movie to another, Andrew got his first taste of big-screen wartime adaptation in Steven Spielberg's 1998 WWII movie Saving Private Ryan. Fast forward two decades, and he plays a central role in the WWI movie 1917

While Andrew only had a small role in the Spielberg classic, his role in 1917 is far more fleshed out and prominent, indicative of his growth from an extra crew member to a lead. 

3. He is Set to Play Tom Ripley in the Upcoming TV Series Ripley

2020 is shaping up to be another prolific year for Andrew after 2019 ended with a bang with the premiere of 1917. 

He is set to play the titular character Tom Ripley in the 2020 TV series Ripley.  

2. He is an Accomplished Theatre Actor

Andrew is an actor in every sense of the word. Not only has he achieved distinction in cinema, but he has also a repertoire of theatre plays under his belt.

After cutting his teeth in theatres in his native country of Ireland, he moved on to bigger and better things in the greater United Kingdom.

Andrew Scott as Paul in Birdland at the Royal Court in 2014
Andrew Scott as Paul in Birdland at the Royal Court in 2014
Source: London Theatre

Most famously, he played the titular character in the famous Shakespearean play Hamlet. Other notable roles include performances in the plays Birdland, Emperor and Galilean, Present Laughter, The Vertical Hour, to name a few.

1. His Net Worth is $8 Million

An active presence on national and international movies and television shows, Andrew has amassed a massive net worth of $8 million.

One of the finest actors to come out of Ireland, he has been recognized with various accolades throughout his career, including nominations in the Satellite Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, and the Golden Globes. He has also taken home a BAFTA Award for Sherlock.