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Andrew Scott
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Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

Meet one of the artists, disruptors, educators, groundbreakers, innovators, and storytellers who all helped make the world a better place for LGBTQ+ people.

Between starring as Professor James Moriarty on Sherlock, a hot priest on Fleabag, the head of an intelligence agency in Spectre, and a World War I lieutenant in 1917, Andrew Scott has been a breakout star in every project he’s been a part of.

Over the years, the Irish actor has won a BAFTA Award for his performance on Sherlock and two Olivier Awards for his work in the theatrical productions of A Girl in a Car With a Man (2005) and Present Laughter (2020). Scott’s TV work also earned him nominations for Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In 2023 Scott is taking yet another big career step by playing Adam, the complex lead character in All of Us Strangers, directed by Looking’s Andrew Haigh and also starring Paul Mescal and Claire Foy. Critics have lauded Scott’s performance in the film, which drops in December. Upcoming projects include the title role in the Ripley limited series, based on Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Seth Gordon’s action-comedy film Back in Action, alongside Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, and Glenn Close.

But it’s on the stage where Scott found his proudest accomplishment this year, playing nine characters in a one-man version of Uncle Vanya in London’s West End. “It was a bit of a crazy idea but I absolutely loved it,” he shares. He looks forward to sleeping “for three weeks” once the run concludes in October.

Scott underscores that LGBTQ+ issues are no modern-day fad. “I think sometimes there’s a notion in the world that sexual politics has only reared its head in the 20th and 21st centuries alongside the media age, whereas different sexualities have existed since the dawn of humanity, and always will,” he says. “Quite simply, being queer is as natural as the grass growing. Don’t let anyone, no human, no law, no book, tell you different.”


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