He plays a villain in hit BBC drama Sherlock and has joined a stellar cast for the latest Hollywood version of Frankenstein.
While his career is definitely on the rise, Dublin actor Andrew Scott said that he is waiting for audiences to see him in a totally new light.
That is naked in the Dublin Mountains in the heart of winter.
The 38-year-old is awaiting the nationwide premiere of his new Irish comedy The Stag next month, which sees him take on the role of the best man.
"We shot in the Dublin Mountains in November and a load of us had to get naked on the first day of filming.
"It was a bit strange; we are asking the audience to be forgiving," Andrew told the Herald.
"We had a no moaning policy at the beginning so we had such a laugh."
"We got on really well, it was kind of like a stag do ourselves," added the actor who is currently making waves in the UK in the role of Moriarty, the arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.
Directed by John Butler and also starring Amy Huberman and Hugh O'Connor, The Stag is billed as a humourous account of a group of Dublin lads' trip to Wicklow for a stag do.
"It was November, but it wasn't actually that cold and obviously I wasn't there when they filmed those scenes," joked Amy.
First spotted as a youngster in an ad for Flavins porridge, which he still finds hard to live down, Andrew has gone on to success across the water and is now based in the UK.
The Stag has been announced as the closing film in this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, which runs from February 13-23.