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Andrew Scott is the heart of English cinema

Andrew Scott is the heart of English cinema

Andrew Scott has been appearing on English theater stages and film sets for nearly thirty years as the luminary he is. A frozen lover, a brutal killer or a tragic hero, he easily switches between leading and supporting roles. From “Fleaback” to “Sherlock”, including the moving drama “Without Our Knowing Us” or the new series “Ripley”, he demonstrates his polymorphous and extraordinary talent.

Sherlock (2010-2017)

If the series Sherlock Highlighted both Benedict Cumberbatch And Martin Freeman, as Holmes and Watson, must forget that in their presence they had a willing enemy in front of them.Andrew Scott. A formidable dramatic actor, the latter managed to grab all the eyeballs as Jim Moriarty. Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick have almost been eclipsed by Scott’s chilling brilliance as the famous private detective’s sworn adversary in the first three seasons. Andrew Scott won the BAFTA Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2012.

pride (2014)


Openly gay, Andrew Scott naturally agreed to act in drama and social comedy pride, looking back at the beginning of the AIDS years and a message that made waves across the channel. Or the story of gay and lesbian activists who financed striking British miners in 1984 in a legendary clash with Margaret Thatcher. Andrew Scott plays Kethin Roberts, a bookseller who is inspired by one of these bold activists in troubled times.

Jimmy Hall (2014)

Jimmy Hall

In Jimmy Hall, Ken Loach’s historical drama set ten years after the Irish War of Independence, Andrew Scott wears the cassock of a young vicar with more progressive ideas than any other priest in the area. One of Loach’s greatest films, it allowed the entire world to understand the duality of a country with an ever-ambiguous history. Palme d’or du coeur 2014.

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007 Ghost (2015)

007 Ghost

After Moriarty, Andrew Scott plays a new antagonist in another mythological saga. James Bond. In 007 Ghost By Sam Mendes, he’s actually Max Denbigh, C, a politician inspired by betrayal. Daniel Craig. A role that is definitely secondary, but it proves his popularity as everyone now wants to have him in their productions.

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The trial of the century (2016)

The trial of the century

The trial of the century Returning to the conflict between historian Deborah Lipstadt and denialist advocate David Irving over the existence of the Shoah. The story in 2000 seems improbable. They were both played by Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall and Andrew Scott appeared in the mirror as Deborah Lipstadt’s lawyer. Required image.

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Alice Through the Looking Glass

In Alice Through the Looking GlassContinuityAlice in Wonderland Andrew Scott finds himself thrust into a fictional universe by Tim Burton. He also demonstrates a knack for playing psychopaths, especially Addison Bennett, a psychiatrist who is cruel to Alice. However, he never lets it count and is subjected to shock treatment from the latter.

1917 (2019)


Four years later spectrumAndrew Scott reunites with Sam Mendes for his insane First World War film, 1917. A real (faux) Dantesque sequence shot, in which the British actor is part of an impressive cast of stars (Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, etc.) as a lieutenant who is hit by enemy bombs. A notable supporting role allows him to voice his voice again George MackayRevealed in pride.

Fleaback (2019)


with Fleaback, Phoebe Waller-Bridge He gave himself a one-way ticket to Khudu. Author and lead actress of this cult mini-series, she provides a funny and realistic portrait of young English women today. Even if her character falls in love with a priest in season 2. Not just any priest, he’s unique in his range of games as he’s played with quiet charm by Andrew Scott: a forbidden fruit with unshakable values. Or almost. Inevitable, apparently.

At the crossroads of worlds (2019-2022)

His dark stuff

A new adaptation of the books by Philip Pullman, At the crossroads of worlds (or His Dark Materials) is now an ambitious fantasy series with stars like Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy So, Andrew Scott. He plays one of the heroes, Will’s father John Barry, a shaman and explorer. He is one of Saga’s mentors and a fighter against evil forces as a demon. A successful foray into the world of SF for an actor who is not afraid of any challenge.

Unbeknownst to us (2023)

Unbeknownst to us

It’s hard to hold back the tears while watching this adaptation of the Japanese novel Strangers By Taichi Yamada. Andrew Scott plays a gay and lonely forty-year-old whose parents, who died when he was 12, reappear before him. They also take the appearance of Claire Foy and Jamie Bell. As he experiences a budding love story with his depressed neighbor, played by the new star of English cinema, Paul Mezcall, he is able to bridge the thirty-year separation with them. A disappointing film with a soundtrack of iconic hits from the 1980s.

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