James McAvoy (// MAK-ə-voi; born 21 Apryle 1979) is a Scots actor. He made his actin debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room an continued tae mak maistly televeesion appearances till the late 2000s. His notable televeesion wirk includes the drama show State of Play, the adult comedy-drama Shameless, an the science feection show Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. Besides screen actin, McAvoy haes performit in several West End productions, receivin three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He haes adone vyce wirk for animatit films an aw includin Gnomeo & Juliet an Arthur Christmas (both 2011).
McAvoy at the Cannes Festival in 2014
21 Aprile 1979|
Glesga, Scotland, Unitit Kinrick
|Alma mater||Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
|Hauf-marrae(s)||Anne-Marie Duff (m. 2006)|
In 2003, McAvoy appeared in a lead role in Bollywood Queen, a Breetish Indie tak on the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet, directit bi Jeremy Wooding. This wis follaeed bi a supportin role, 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 awaird nominations. The creetically acclaimit romantic drama weir film Atonement (2007) earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination an his seicont BAFTA nomination. He appeared opposite Angelina Jolie as a newly-trained assassin in the action thriller Wanted (2008).
Syne then, he is notable for playin the young Professor Charles Xavier in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role he reprises in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) an upcomin X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). McAvoy starred in the 2013 creeme comedy-drama film Filth for which he wan Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards.
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