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Mix Up Star: JAMES MCAVOY

Updated: Feb 8


Age: 41

Birthday: 21st April


James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. He has performed in several West End productions and has received four nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, and has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet, its sequel Sherlock Gnomes and Arthur Christmas.



In 2003, McAvoy appeared in a lead role in Bollywood Queen, then in 2004 he had a supporting role, as the faun Mr. Tumnus, in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). His performance in Kevin Macdonald's drama The Last King of Scotland (2006) garnered him several award nominations, including the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. The critically acclaimed romantic drama war film Atonement (2007) earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination.



In 2011, McAvoy played Professor Charles Xavier in the superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role he reprised in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018) and Dark Phoenix (2019). Since 2019, he has played Lord Asriel Belacqua in the BBC/HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials.



MONDAY 1st February 8:00pm - Masterclass Q&A with James McAvoy

We're joining Edinburgh Youth Theatre for an evening with James McAvoy.

Your chance to ask the actor questions.

Tickets are Pay What You Can: BOOK HERE



BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

2008 - Best Leading Actor: ATONEMENT

2007 - Best Supporting Actor: THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 1

2008 - Best Leading Actor: ATONEMENT



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WATCH JAMES MCAVOY THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: Deadpool 2 (2018) (Age 15)

Saturday 30th January, Channel 4, 9:00pm

McAvoy has a cameo as Professor Xavier in this rude, crude and very funny comic book action comedy.



FILM: Penelope (2006)

Friday 5th February, Sky Cinema Family, 8:50am & 6:15pm

Unusual romantic family comedy, one of McAvoy's early Hollywood films.



ON NETFLIX:


FILM: Victor Frankenstein (2015) (Age 12)

McAvoy stars alongside Daniel Radcliffe in this take on the Frankenstein tale.



FILM: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

ALSO ON AMAZON PRIME

McAvoy provides the voice of Gnomeo in this loose-Shakespeare adaptation.



ON AMAZON PRIME:

Children of Dune

McAvoy appears in this sci-fi series.


What's your favourite James McAvoy role / movie?











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