Andrew Scott grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and attended drama classes for children from the age of 8. At 17, Andrew starred in his first professional role in the 1994 Irish drama Korea. Later that year, he matriculated into Trinity College in Dublin to begin a degree in drama, but left after six months. He went on to perform at the Abbey Theatre, the national theater of Ireland, in four plays. In early 2000 Scott moved to London for a supporting role in Longitude, a multi-part television movie starring Michael Gambon. Scott played many roles on the stage and received two Olivier awards. In 2006, Scott made his Broadway debut in David Hare’s The Vertical Hour starring with Bill Nighy and Julianne Moore.
Occasional film and television work in Britain, Ireland and America have interspersed his stage career. Most notable of these was Band of Brothers, John Adams, and the television comedy series My Life in Film.
Sherlock, a modern-day revamp of the classic stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for BBC Television proved to be a turning point in Scott’s career in 2010 when he gained notice as Moriarty, the fictional detective’s nemesis. His film work has stepped up considerably with roles in several studio movies including 20th Century Fox’s Frankenstein and Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.