Tuesday 26 September 2017

Andrew Scott: I need a holiday!

Andrew Scott stars in Ken Loach's drama Jimmy's Hall
Andrew Scott stars in Ken Loach's drama Jimmy's Hall

Andrew Scott has revealed a holiday should be on the cards after completing three films.

The Sherlock star will next appear in Ken Loach's Irish drama Jimmy's Hall and gay rights movie Pride, which both premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He has also wrapped filming on Frankenstein, in which he plays Inspector Roderick Turpin alongside James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.

The 37-year-old is also starring in Simon Stephens' production of Birdland at the Royal Court theatre in London, which runs until May 31.

"Frankenstein, we were filming that for four months and we wrapped last month. I'm doing a play at the moment at the Royal Court so I've been doing a lot of different things. I've been a busy boy - I need a holiday!" he said.

Andrew heaped praise on his Frankenstein co-stars.

"We get on really good, it was fantastic," he said, adding: "Dan is an extraordinary young actor so I was delighted to work with him, and I've been a fan of James for a really long time so it was brilliant."

The Irish actor, who plays Jim Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, is proud of Pride, which also stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West and George Mackay.

"Pride is a new film that had an extraordinary reception at Cannes. We had amazing reviews," he said.

"It's a film about lesbian and gay people helping the miners in the 1984 miners' strike and is what you would describe as a feel-good film. It's absolutely beautiful, hilarious and fantastic and I think it could do wonders for the British film industry this year."

:: Jimmy's Hall opens in cinemas on May 30, followed by Pride in September. Frankenstein will be released in October 2015.

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