I saw that Irish actor Andrew Scott — aka the hot priest from Fleabag — would be in the upcoming adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love, and wondered what else he’d been in. Color me shocked that he’s actually done a decent amount of frock flicks! He’ll be starring in the upcoming feature film adaptation of the great medieval-set book Catherine, Called Birdy, as well as a 1960s-set follow-up to The Talented Mr. Ripley on Showtime.
Let us enjoy!
A father and son’s relationship in 1950s Ireland, during the Korean War.
Miracle at Midnight (1998)
A story about rescued Danish jews during World War II.
The American (1998)
An adaptation of an 1877 Henry James novel about an American on his first European tour. Scott plays “Valentin de Bellegarde.”
The interwoven story of clockmaker John Harrison, who developed the marine chronometer and win the Longitude prize in the 18th century, along with an early 20th-century naval officer who popularized Harrison’s achievements. Scott is in the 18th-century section, as “John Campbell.”
Biopic about Nora Barnacle, muse/wife to Irish author James Joyce. Scott plays “Michael Bodkin.”
Band of Brothers (2001)
The sprawling miniseries about a U.S. parachute infantry company in World War II, in which literally every actor alive seems to have played a role. Scott plays Private John “Cowboy” Hall.
John Adams (2008)
As real-life Colonel William Stephens Smith, husband of John Adams’ daughter, in this John Adams bio-series.
Anton Chekhov’s The Duel (2010)
Based on an 1891 novella, a Russian aristocrat (Scott) is trying to get rid of his mistress.
Foyle’s War (2010)
In one episode of this World War II-set detective series.
Garrow’s Law (2010)
A late 18th-century-set British legal drama that someday I will watch. Scott is in one episode.
Lennon Naked (2010)
Perfectly cast as Paul McCartney in this TV biopic about John Lennon.
The Hour (2011)
Scott was in two episodes of this 1950s-set TV series about a TV news show.
The Scapegoat (2012)
A 1950s-set story by Daphne du Maurier, about a man who meets his doppelgänger.
Jimmy’s Hall (2014)
In 1933, Irish communist Jimmy Gralton is deported to the U.S. Scott plays “Father Seamus.”
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
A sci-fi take on the classic Mary Shelley horror story, set in the 1890s. Scott plays Inspector Roderick Turpin.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Director Tim Burton’s sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Scott plays a cruel psychiatrist.
Swallows and Amazons (2016)
A family adventure story based on a 1930s book. Scott plays a secret agent.
The Hollow Crown (2016)
As King Louis XI of France (1423-83) in this TV adaptation of a series of Shakespeare plays, this one Henry VI pt. 2.
An absurdist comedy about Victorian doctors. Scott plays famed author Charles Dickens.
Two British soldiers deliver an important message during World War I. Scott plays Lieutenant Leslie.
The Pursuit of Love (coming 2021)
An adaptation of the 1930s-set novel by Nancy Mitford; Scott will play Lord Merlin. I’m super excited about this!
Which frock flick best showcases Andrew Scott’s cuteness?
One more: Professor Moriarty in “The Abominable Bride” (still his Sherlock character, but in a cravat) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3845232/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_22
I love him and the Nancy Miltford Novels/Adaptations. He seems young to play Lord Merlin though (at least how I imagine him). They better not change the plots or storylines like other recent book adaptations I’ve seen on Netflix, Amazon, etc.
They have messed around with it (the final part is on BBC on Sunday). But it’s gorgeous to look at and he is both pretty and pretty hilarious.
Sorry, I couldn’t make it past “film adaption of Catherine, Called Birdy”! It’s probably my most beloved book and single handedly got me through the misery that was 6th grade. Now, I don’t know enough about Lena Dunham to know if I should be nervous or not about how she’ll adapt it, but right now I’m beyond excited. But I can totally see Andrew Scott as Birdy’s greedy toad of a father (“the devil take him”). Frock Flicks, you guys are a goddamn gem!
Likewise! I adored that book! (I have a signed copy from when she come to our local bookstore).
Not historical enough for Frock Flicks (but set almost 40 years ago!), but I did enjoy Andrew Scott’s performance in Pride (2014).
I had a feeling people would be excited about that!
I know!!! I’ve been obsessed with that book since oh, I don’t know, 1995. (The first time I read it, I devoured it in one sitting!)
I’m cautiously optimistic… on the one hand, Dean-Charles Chapman is in it too, on the other hand the IMDb listing has a character named ‘Golden Tiger’ and I’ve read the book a jillion times and there is no Golden Tiger???
Let’s just hope they get the costuming right. I learned the word ‘kirtle’ from that book, and it always makes me think of Catherine wearing her second-best kirtle to church for Lent because she figures God doesn’t want her to ruin her best!
Same here! I reread Catherine, Called Birdy so much I wore out my copy of the book and had to buy another! And the girl who played Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones is so good! I can’t wait to see her be Birdy! The number of exclamation points I’ve used doesn’t even come close to how excited I am about this!
That picture from “Nora” is Ewan McGregor.
Damn! It was tiny enough that I convinced myself.
Talented actor, thought I didn’t know he played Paul McCartney. That’s damn uncanny.
He’s honestly great as Lord Merlin, very funny. Not how I pictured the book character at all, but a nice surprise.
That Korea pic has a real kids-standing-on-each-other’s-shoulders-and-wearing-dad’s-coat vibe to it.
Such a perma-pout!
He will alllllllways be Private Hall from ‘Band of Brothers’ to me. “Shut your f***ing guinea trap, Gonorrhea!” Might have shouted that on the screen when he appeared in ‘1917.’
The only one I’ve seen is “Miracle at Midnight.” Along with my adoration of “Catherine, Called Birdy,” I was also big into “Number the Stars” when I was in 5-6th grade.
I am in love with his fabulous silk pajamas (?) in Pursuit of Love.
Louis XI was never that hot. Not even close!
That fabric he’s wearing in The Hollow Crown made me stop scrolling! Wow. Just… Wow. I adore it.
Sorry folks all I can see when i see thy hottie is “BEWARE THAT’S MORIARTY” indeed the GIF from The Hour can be quite Stop tempting me for some people