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Andrew Scott's love life explored: is he in a relationship?

Andrew stars alongside Paul Mescal in All of Us Strangers

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Andrew Scott is back on our screens in the hotly-anticipated fantasy drama film, All of Us Strangers, in which he stars opposite Normal People's Paul Mescal. In the new film, Andrew plays screenwriter Adam who has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbour Harry, leading to a blossoming romance between the pair. 

Andrew is a household name across the nation thanks to his various roles on stage and screen, including in the BBC dramas Fleabag and Sherlock. But how much do you know about the star behind the scenes? Find out more about Andrew's family life here...

Is Andrew Scott in a relationship? 

While Andrew keeps his personal life very private, it is thought that he is currently single after splitting from his long-term partner, writer Stephen Beresford, in 2019. 

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Andrew and Stephen (centre) split in 2019

Previously chatting on the How to Fail podcast about relationships back in January 2020, he said: "You learn from people. It’s not about the length of time you spend with somebody. My life is different now. I feel like my attitude towards relationships and my attitude towards myself and sexuality and all that stuff has changed, and that came about from having the courage to be on my own for a bit, quite a scary thing to do.

"When I lived on my own for the first time, I found it really difficult. I feel proud that I’ve spent time by myself because it certainly wasn’t easy." 

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in ALL OF US STRANGERS© Parisa Taghizadeh
Andrew Scott stars alongside Paul Mescal in All of Us Strangers

Andrew has also opened up about his sexuality, telling The Independent: "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."

WATCH: Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal star in All of Us Strangers

While Andrew likes to maintain his privacy when it comes to his romantic life, he did share some words of wisdom with his co-star Paul following the Aftersun star's split from musician Phoebe Bridgers. 

During an interview with Esquire last year, Paul revealed the love advice Andrew shared with him. Quoting his co-star, Paul said: "The only thing you’re left with after love is grief. Which is, like, a bleak thing, but I think it’s just a fact."

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott arrive at the Grove for a screening of All of Us Strangers on Nov 20, 2023 in Los Angeles.© Todd Williamson/January Images/Shutterstock
Andrew shared relationship advice with his co-star Paul

The two actors clearly developed a strong friendship whilst filming All of Us Strangers, which premieres in UK cinemas on 26 January. The new fantasy film, which is loosely based on the 1987 Japanese novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada, follows lonely screenwriter Adam, who lives in the same apartment complex as Harry, a happy-go-lucky man who gets pulled into Adam's world. 

As their romance blossoms, Adam finds himself drawn back to his childhood home, where he sees his parents at the same age as he is, living their lives just like they did 30 years ago before they were killed in a car crash.