At a live streamed press conference form Pinewood Studios, in Buckinghamshire, it has been revealed that 24th Bond movie, called "Spectre" will star Christoph Waltz as the villain "Blofeld" and Andrew Scott as a Whitehall staff member, Denby.
Scott became a cult favorite following his role as Sherlock Holme’s terrifying nemesis in BBC’s “Sherlock”, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. He also recently starred in the Irish comedy “The Stag” and a British comedy “Pride” but this will his first major blockbuster movie.
According to The Mirror’s source “Andrew was hand-picked for a role in the new Bond movie after film bosses loved his star turn in Sherlock…Andrew is hoping the move will see him leap from TV to the big screen, where he can eventually divide his time between London and LA. He knows this is his big break.”
The title of the 24th Bond movie was announced by Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes during press the conference, broadcast live from Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Mendes also revealed several filming locations for the new movie, including London, Rome, Mexico City and the Austrian Alps. Large parts of the film will also be shot at Pinewood, which has been home to the famous franchise since 1962.
"Spectre" will hit the silver screen in October 2015. Scott will be joined by Daniel Craig as Bond, Naomi Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Ralph Fiennes (M), Ben Wishaw (Q) and Léa Seydoux as a Bond girl.
Scott was born and raised in Dublin, attending Gonzaga College and attending drama classes on a Saturday. He appeared on a few TV adverts as a child and landed his first film role at 17, “Korea.” He went on to drop out of his drama degree at Trinity College to join Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.
Here’s a clip of Scott as Moriarty: