ANDREW 150DPIAndrew Scott has said that his experience of “coming out” was “really lovely”.

The 37-year-old-star of Sherlock and forthcoming British film Pride has posed for the latest Attitude cover, and talks extensively inside the magazine about how it feels to be perceived as a gay role model after speaking publicly about his sexuality last year.

“It was really lovely actually,” says Scott of “coming out”. “I think I’ve been very, very, very lucky. I say this from a place of happiness and contentment now but at the time I didn’t know what way it was going to be. Of course I was scared. We are talking about years and years ago now. It’s not even in this century.”

The actor, who won a BAFTA in 2012 for his performance as Moriarty on acclaimed BBC One drama Sherlock, also says that he “would never call myself a role model”.

“The best thing I can do to represent and be a positive influence on somebody, is to be as good at my job as I can possibly be,” he explains. “People are scared that others will just see them as a gay person – but if you say ‘here I am, I’m an actor, that’s part of who I am. I can play all these parts,’ well that’s what’s freeing.”

To read the full interview with Andrew Scott, download the latest issue of Attitude now at or order via post at You’ll be able to pick up a copy in shops from next Wednesday (August 20).

A special collectors’ edition cover featuring model Oliver Cheshire is also available to order online. Check out the cover featuring Oliver Cheshire here.