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“Sherlock” Star Andrew Scott comes out as gay


32-year-old actor Andrew Scott, best known for playing Jim Moriarty on BBC’s Sherlock has come out publicly as gay. In an interview with The Independent on Friday, Scott discussed his sexuality:

Scott is low-key on the subject of his sexuality. ?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.?

Andrew Scott was awarded the 2012 British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of arch-villain Jim Moriarty in “Sherlock”