Moriarty’s character in television series, Sherlock Holmes is probably the only character who is more than or equal famous as the lead character itself. One of the main reason behind it is Andrew Scott brilliant performance who acted as Moriarty in television series. Although the character is already dead in television series, people still tend to remember the performance of Andrew.
But how well do you know about the personal life of Andrew Scott? He has revealed about his sexuality and has supported it. What has he said? We’ll reveal it all!
The actor, who recently featured as Moriarty in the BBC drama season four of Sherlock Holmes and also appeared in movie Pride last year, is openly gay and has a long-term partner living together, although he rarely discusses his private life.
Moreover, Scott has backed equal marriage in Ireland’s referendum earlier in 2015, but in a recent interview with Red magazine, Scott said that he likely wouldn't be taking advantage of it himself. He was asked if he could tie the knot and get married, where he said:
“I’m not sure I would actually… just because I’m gay doesn’t mean I have to want to get married now. It’s just an option. But it’s about having the same options as everyone else. So now a gay person has a right not to get married.”
Although he has publicly admitted, he is a very private person and has not revealed the identity of his longtime partner. He has resided in London for the past decade with his longtime partner, boyfriend, who is "sort of" in the business. Scott said to the Independent:
"And that's all you're getting. It sounds maybe a little old fashioned, but the parts I want to play and I do play, you don't want to inject too much of your own personality. What you sacrifice then is a slight mystery."
Moreover, in an interview with The Independent on 2014, Scott expanded thoughts on his sexuality. He said:
“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. I am a private person; I think that's important if you're an actor. But there's a difference between privacy and secrecy, and I'm not a secretive person. Really I just want to get on with my job, which is to pretend to be lots of different people. Simple as that.”
Caption: Actor Andrew Scott along with actor Ben Schnetzer talking about the gay film, 'Pride' on September 25, 2014.
Andrew Scott who also played the role of Gethin who is a gay bookshop owner, in new comedy movie Pride which is about the 1984 miners' strike has asserted that his sexuality has never been an issue for him and he has always been open about being gay. He said:
"I think it's very important to be authentic to yourself which I've always been. The most important thing is to be who you are. I don't like to talk about it too much because, frankly, I don't have much more to say about it."
Currently, Andrew Scott is busy with the play of ‘Hamlet.' Fans across the globe have praised the Irish actor's "Olympian" performance at London's Almeida Theatre. There was no doubt about his acting skills, was there?#Irish film actor.