Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Andrew Scott as a child actor in an ad for Flahavan's porridge (oatmeal)

See also

(Republished from Aug. 9, 2012)

If you can imagine the cuteness of Andrew Scott as a pre-teen read on.

The very first professional acting gig Andrew Scott (aka) Moriarty ever did was as a little boy in Dublin for a television commercial. It's hard to believe that big devil was once a little devil, isn't it? Although, it's pretty likely he was more of a little angel in the spot for the Irish breakfast food company, Flahavan's. The commercial and accompanying promotional ad for a tracksuit they were offering is a flashback to the 80's when people were starting to get into jogging and fitness. Even little guys like the cute, approximately 10-year-old Andrew we see here were into it, apparently.

The good folks at Flahavan's in Waterford, Ireland searched into their archives when I inquired if they could confirm Andrew Scott was the kid in the commercial which I had learned doing research. Dolores, my contact, kindly checked through the old files. I told her his probable age and the year and she asked me to send some early photos of Andrew, if I had any. I sent back a couple of him as a teenager in his first film, 'Korea,' for her to check against. Though they didn't keep names on their records, Andrew's looks hadn't changed much since his childhood. Dolores was able to match him up with the photos I sent her and emailed me back to ask if I thought it was the same person. As soon as I saw the commercial I had no doubt. He even moved the same way, and he picked up his spoon in his left hand, as would lefty Andrew.

Flahavan's can say they knew Andrew Scott while he was still a sweet little boy and not yet the evil Jim Moriarty. Although - shades of the future - at the end of the commercial, he gave the girl playing his little sister a slight shove after she pulled a workout towel from around his neck. I'm sure it was in the script, of course!

The quality of the video is somewhat grainy and degraded so Flahavan's asked me not to use it. I was given the OK to post the print advertisement which came out at the same time. The man and boy in tracksuits is similar to the filmed ad.



Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!