Fast five with Andrew Scott
The Irish actor took on his gig as an inspector in Victor Frankenstein to work with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe
Name Andrew Scott
Born Oct 21, 1976, Dublin, Ireland
Filmography Saving Private Ryan (1998), Band Of Brothers (TV mini-series, 2000), Sherlock (TV series, 2010-2014), Locke (2013), Pride (2014), Spectre (2015), Victor Frankenstein (2015)
1 BREAKOUT ROLE
Much like his Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, this Irish actor shot to prominence after playing the detective's arch-nemesis Moriarty in the hit BBC crime drama.
"It was overwhelming to be on a TV show that is quite so popular. It took me by surprise," the 39-year-old told The Independent.
"People had an instant affection for it from the first episode. People still come up to me in the street, wanting to talk about it."
2 STAGE VETERAN
Before Sherlock, Scott spent over a decade quietly carving out a solid reputation on stage.
According to The Guardian, he gave up a bursary to an art school to pursue a drama course at Trinity College in Dublin, one which he walked out of after six months to "learn on the job" at the Abbey Theatre.
Scott has won two Laurence Olivier Awards (A Girl In A Car With A Man in 2005 and Cock in 2010). He earned rave reviews in director Sam Mendes' 2006 Broadway production of David Hare's The Vertical Hour.
Andrew Scott as Inspector Tupin in Victor Frankenstein PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
3 CHASING MONSTERS
Scott is in Victor Frankenstein, based on Mary Shelley's famous 1818 novel Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.
Opening here on Nov 26 and directed by Paul McGuigan, the horror flick sees Scott playing Inspector Turpin, a God-fearing man who's suspicious of the titular medical student's (McAvoy) scientific experiments, particularly the ones that involve bringing people back to life.
4 NEW FRIENDSHIPS
Scott took on the Victor Frankenstein job for the opportunity to collaborate with esteemed co-stars McAvoy and Radcliffe, who plays Frankenstein's assistant Igor.
He said: "I knew James a little and I'd wanted to work with him for a while, so it was great to get the chance. Dan and I didn't get to act together as much as we would have liked in the film, but I'm sure we will work together again in future."
Andrew Scott as Max Denbigh aka C in SPECTRE PHOTO: SONY PICTURES
5 BOND AMBITION
He reunited with Mendes for Spectre, now showing in cinemas, where he plays a shady member of the British government, Max Denbigh aka C.
Scott told The Guardian: "To be in a James Bond film is really cool. I get to wear great suits and do a lot of fun, proper James Bondy stuff."
"Sam is such an exciting person to work with. He made it feel as if we were putting on a play, albeit with about 500 people standing around watching us rehearse."
FRANK ON SCREEN
Frankenstein has undergone several incarnations on the big screen
I, FRANKENSTEIN (2014)
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012)
VAN HELSING (2004)
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN (1994)