- Film & TV
- 25 Nov 19
The Dublin native, famous for his roles in Sherlock and Fleabag, took home the award Sunday night.
Andrew Scott won Best Actor at the UK's Evening Standard Theatre Awards Sunday night for his role as Garry Essendine in Noël Coward's Present Laughter.
The Dublin actor was up against former Best Actor winner Tom Hiddleston, who was nominated this year for his role as Robert in Betrayal, in addition to Death of a Salesman lead Wendell Pierce as well as Downstate's K Todd Freeman and Francis Guinan. Scott ultimately took home the prize for his appearance at the Old Vic this past summer in the Matthew Warchus-directed gender-swapped version of the 1942 play.
Scott has previously been nominated for acting awards including Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards for his role in John Butler's drama Handsome Devil, though he lost out to The Killing of a Sacred Deer star Barry Keoghan on the night.
In recent years, the actor has been recognized for his roles in cinema as antagonist Max Denbigh in the Bond film Spectre, as well as those in TV series Sherlock and Fleabag.