9:51 am - 10/31/2012

MOREiarty: Another Andrew Scott Post. (You're welcome, internet)

Sherlock's Andrew Scott - I'd like to do comedy with Benedict Cumberbatch

The actor formerly known as Jim Moriarty says he wants to work with his Sherlock co-stars again - but this time in something a bit different...

The end of their previous on-screen relationship wasn't exactly a barrel of laughs, with Andrew Scott's character Jim Moriarty blowing his brains out before Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes threw himself off a roof.

Maybe that's why Scott told RadioTimes.com his next collaboration with Cumberbatch could be a comedy.

"I'd love to work with them again," he said of Sherlock co-stars Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who plays Dr John Watson.

"It would be really good with Benedict to do something really, really different and play completely different characters. Comedy. Or not-comedy, we could play any number of things..."

Despite being known first and foremost for his Bafta-winning performance as consulting criminal Moriarty, Scott is no stranger to lighter roles.

"I've done a lot of comedy in the theatre but of course Moriarty has a tendency to overshadow those things," he said.

And the actor revealed he will soon be going back to comedy, and his native Ireland, to star in a film.

"I'm returning to comedy rather than plunging my toe in for the first time," said Scott. "It's an Irish comedy about male friendship, called The Stag. But it's sort of like the anti-stag. For a lot of guys, the idea of a stag do is so horrendous, so that's what this is about. It's very funny."


Sherlock series 3: Andrew Scott rules out return

As he promotes his new show, The Town, Andrew Scott has had one or two things to say about Sherlock...

The Dublin-born actor played arch-villain Moriarty, who shot himself in the head at the end of the last series.

Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) also appeared to be killed after jumping from a roof in the conclusion to The Reichenbach Fall.

With the brilliant Baker Street detective known to have faked his own death, speculation has grown that his nemesis might also have survived....

Earlier this month Benedict spoke about the third series of Sherlock, due to be filmed early next year. He said: “It’s nothing without that dynamic between Holmes and Moriarty.” But Andrew who won a Bafta this year for his portrayal, insists there will be no resurrection for the evil genius.

He said: “Moriarty is dead. I don’t think there could have been any better exit for a character like that.

“I feel very proud of Sherlock. Moriarty was a very potent character and one the audience really responded to.

“But it’s important to me that he doesn’t take over. You have to take risks and play as many different things as possible.”

For Andrew that includes the lead role in a new three-part ITV1 drama series called The Town.
In the series, which is due on our screens later this year, he plays an architect forced to return from London to his home town after a shocking family incident.

Andrew added: “It’s just nice to show a more human side.”

Sherlock has become a global hit since the modern-day take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s consulting detective arrived on screen in 2010.

Created by Doctor Who supremo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it co-stars Martin Freeman as Dr John Watson.

Six feature-length episodes have been broadcast so far, with three more planned in the new series.


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jamesmoriarty 31st-Oct-2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
He is already comedy gold.

sherlockholmes 31st-Oct-2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
I made the post just for you <3
jamesmoriarty 31st-Oct-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
You know you're my favorite. ♥

I mean - aside from that adorable man up there.
emmakinney 31st-Oct-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
You guys' relationship is adorbs, I just had to say <3 I enjoy your interactions in every Sherlock post :D
meaghan_wood 31st-Oct-2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
Holy balls, both of your user names. The jealousy inside me is astounding.
therearewords 31st-Oct-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
wingslapped 31st-Oct-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Sexy post. Need more of him on my screen.
meaghan_wood 31st-Oct-2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
And that sex god in your icon as well. I have Andrew as my phone background and my BFF has Lestrade, we put our phones side by side and I swear, the Earth almost exploded.
wingslapped 31st-Oct-2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
You and your friend have flawless taste.
zharia 31st-Oct-2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
He's adorable.

I have no faith in the reveal of How Sherlock Survived the Fall. I'm just waiting to be disappointed. I think the buildup and the wait will have been way too much and no matter what it's just going to fall flat.
jamesmoriarty 31st-Oct-2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
As a one-time fan of LOST, a still-fan of Battlestar Galactica, and just generally as a person who has watched television in the past ten years - I feel the same way. We're always getting burned.

Of course, if I watched this show for the tight plotting I'd have stopped halfway through the first episode, so you know. Don't even get me started on the timelines.
zharia 31st-Oct-2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
I just did a rewatch of BSG. So much flawlessness in those first seasons.

Yeah, I think I'm just starting to lose interest in this show the twattier the cast/crew acts, and the longer it takes.
kriziasupernova 31st-Oct-2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
this is why I'm tempering my excitement and lowering my expectations.
angi_is_altered 31st-Oct-2012 03:13 pm (UTC)
I would love a Andrew/Benedict comedy!
n0tmydivision 31st-Oct-2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
Let's make this an Andrew 'Mr. Sex' Scott party post, y/y?

sherlockholmes 31st-Oct-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)

I'll drink to that.
n0tmydivision 31st-Oct-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
emmakinney 31st-Oct-2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
meredydd 31st-Oct-2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hellooooooooooooooo Mr. Scott...

I love how he just seems to throw himself into dancing lol.
abordantoinette 31st-Oct-2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
meaghan_wood 31st-Oct-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
We don't need to make it into that, he's done enough making any and every post about him a sexy party.
sparkysparky 31st-Oct-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
Does Benedict understand anything about Holmes canon?

hf everything Andrew Scott does though, his new show sounds interesting.
sherlockholmes 31st-Oct-2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
Why are you doubting Benedict's commitment to Sparkle Motion?
sparkysparky 31st-Oct-2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
Because I'm a Holmes purist, and Moriarty becomes MORE important after he's dead tbh.

Also there are so many interesting villains in Holmes canon (including Holmes himself) so I'd love to see the series explore some of those options.
dirrtypony 31st-Oct-2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
when is Sherlock supposed to return? even though i got me some elementary now i could still use some Sherlock.
sparkysparky 31st-Oct-2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
next autumn I think.
sherlockholmes 31st-Oct-2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
About a year from now.
dirrtypony 31st-Oct-2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
oh fuck. thats too far wayyyy
thisampersand 31st-Oct-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
What a perfect man <3

the British celebrities tag for Irish people always makes me tetchy but I am aware there is no real alternative
sparkysparky 31st-Oct-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
you mean the Irish aren't British? What a shocking bit of information?

sorry, poor attempt at sarcastic humor. There should totally be an Irish celebrity tag imo.
thisampersand 31st-Oct-2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
I am studying in Manchester atm and had a British person say to me the other day, while I was explain the difference between Great Britain and UK to a Belgian, "But part of Ireland is in Britain so it's all the same really you're British."


I would settle for a British/Irish tbh
sherlockholmes 31st-Oct-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel about the 'British celeb' tag -- but yeah, I sort of shrug it off as "popular in the UK".
emmakinney 31st-Oct-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
This perfect bastard and his perfect self. I can hardly deal with it.

Can't he just be in everything already? <3
sparkysparky 31st-Oct-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Can't he just be in everything my bed already?

There I fixed it for you.
emmakinney 31st-Oct-2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks bb. I knew there was something wrong with my initial comment <3
nichcola 31st-Oct-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
I love this one because I always think of the guy from Misfits being not too far away and totally fangirling for him.
yurasama_love 31st-Oct-2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
I don't see how Moriarty could come back from a shot like that.
jamesmoriarty 31st-Oct-2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
I hope he doesn't. Sherlock faking his death is going to be enough of a stretch.
winegums 31st-Oct-2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
flawless villain-playing non-Hiddleston prince <3
emmakinney 31st-Oct-2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
I think the universe would explode with adorableness if Hiddles and Andrew did an interview/film together. GODS, make it happen.
sparkysparky 31st-Oct-2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
omfg i need this NOW plzkthnx.

actually, I need them playing lovers in a movie, but I wno't be greedy if I just get them together in my bed on my screen.
thisampersand 31st-Oct-2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
Bless this post for it's gifs. I had to get a new laptop last week so my gif folder is severely lacking.
n0tmydivision 31st-Oct-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
jamesmoriarty 31st-Oct-2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
kriziasupernova 31st-Oct-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
I should be repulsed in horror, but why is it so goddamn cute?
meaghan_wood 31st-Oct-2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
Omg, I'm terrified of spiders but this... this is amazing.
levant_85 31st-Oct-2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Ok.. I'll miss Moriarty.
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