James Nominated for What’s On Stage Award
James McAvoy has been nominated for a prestigious theatre award for his role in Shakespeare play Macbeth.
The Scots actor was among the names shortlisted for the What’s On Stage Awards. His wife, Anne-Marie Duff, was nominated for best actress for Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude at the National Theatre.
McAvoy will compete against Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint who are also shortlisted. Radcliffe is nominated for best actor for his role in The Cripple Of Inishmaan, while Grint is shortlisted for newcomer of the year after making his stage debut in a revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo.
The other best actor nominees are Lenny Henry, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear.
Duff is nominated for best actress along with Hayley Atwell, Suranne Jones, Tanya Moodie and Dame Helen Mirren.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on February 23.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” Will Hit Theaters On May 27, 2016
After next year’s “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” which is going to be a super size smorgasboard of every character Fox seemingly has the rights too, stuffed like a Blondie sandwich into the movie, what we of course need is announcement of even more, right?
Well, here it is: “X-Men: Apocalypse” will hit theaters on May 27, 2016 thus kicking off over two years of rumors, speculation and more even more ‘DOFP‘ has even hit theaters. Hooray? No word on who will direct, but with Bryan Singer getting in on the announcement action it’s probably safe to say he’ll be at least producing if not more. Where could this saga go next? Maybe in the next one, Fox will exercise the rights to every villain in their arsenal instead! But after the glut of 2015, will we even have an appetite for this in 2016?
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” Sells Out Internationally
Myriad Pictures has closed sales in most international territories for “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her,” starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.
The deals for the two-part film, which explores the relationship from the separate points of view of a couple working through a rough patch in their relationship, were closed following screenings at the American Film Market.
William Hurt, Ciaran Hands, Bill Hader, Jess Wexler and Viola Davis also star. Ned Benson directed both films from his own script.
“Eleanor Rigby” was first unveiled at Berlin last year with Chastain and Joel Edgerton signed on to star. McAvoy replaced Edgerton last year.
Myriad closed new deals with Prokino for Germany and Austria, Imagine for Benelux, Ster-Kinekor for South Africa, Praesens for Switzerland, Seven Films for Greece, Discovery for former Yugoslavia, HGC for China, and Mono Generation for Thailand. Myriad is also fielding offers for Japan, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
The Weinstein Co. acquired all North American rights, the UK and France at Toronto. TWC is planning a theatrical release in the US for 2014.
Previous deals for “Rigby” include Wanda Vision for Spain, Koch Media for Italy, Swen for Latin America, and Transmission for Australia.
James McAvoy making Broadway debut in charity play event
November 15, 2013 | By: Celyn | News | Comments Off
Scottish movie star James Mcavoy is set to make his Broadway debut next week (begs 18 Nov 13) when he takes on The 24-Hour Plays fundraising challenge in New York.
The Wanted hunk will join actors including Jason Biggs, David Cross, Gina Gershon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Levi, Julia Stiles and Rosie Perez as they attempt to write, direct and perform six original short plays in just one day.
And Perez cannot wait to team up with X-Men: First Class star McAvoy onstage.
She tells the New York Daily News, “As a big X-Men geek and fan of James’ acting, I’m doubly excited about meeting him.”
The annual event will take place on Monday (18 Nov 13) and will benefit the Urban Arts Partnership, the Big Apple’s largest arts education organisation.
James Nominated for British Independent Film Award
The nominees for the British Independs Film Awards were announced yesterday by Ewan McGregor, and James has been nominated for Best Actor for his leading role in Filth. The film is also nomined for Best Director (Jon S Baird), Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Marsan), Best Supporting Actress (Shirley Henderson) and Best Achievement In Production.
Jim Broadbent for Le Week-end
Steve Coogan for Philomena
Tom Hardy for Locke
Jack O’Connell for Starred Up
James McAvoy for Filth
This year’s ceremony takes place December 8th. Good luck to the cast and crew!
James McAvoy backs Lindt Children in Need campaign
November 08, 2013 | By: Celyn | News | Comments Off
Scotish actor and star of Filth James McAvoy has lent his support to a campaign designed to raise £125,000 for BBC Children in Need.
The ‘Show You Care with the Lindt Bear’ campaign has enlisted a number of celebrities including McAvoy, former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and one-time Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger to sign their own exclusive ornamental edition of the trademark golden bear, which will be auctioned online on the chocolate firm’s Facebook page.
All the money raised will go to Children in Need, the charity that helps some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
Members of the public can also donate via the ‘Show You Care with the Lindt Bear’ campaign as 10 per cent of the profit from each Lindt 10g Chocolate Bear sold will be given to Children in Need.
For more information, head to the Lindt Facebook page.
James covers Man About Town A/W
October 31, 2013 | By: Celyn | Gallery, News, Scans | Comments Off
Photographed by Paul Wetherell, Scottish actor James McAvoy covers the autumn/winter 2013 issue of biannual menswear magazine Man About Town. Captured in a relaxed pose, McAvoy wears a striped knit from the fall/winter 2013 collection of Italian fashion house Prada:
Press > 2013 > Autumn/Winter | Man About Town
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Trailer
The incredible first official trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past has just been released, and you can watch it in full below – what do you think?
Film Productions > X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) > Trailer
James McAvoy Calls Forthcoming Frankenstein “A Dark Adventure”
October 16, 2013 | By: Celyn | Frankenstein, News | Comments Off
James McAvoy is about to start work on a new film loosely based on the legend of Frankenstein. Written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, TV’s Sherlock), the film stars McAvoy as Victor Von Frankenstein, and revolves around his friendship with Igor, who is played by Daniel Radcliffe.
And while recently interviewing McAvoy about the really rather brilliant Filth, we also quizzed him about this forthcoming flick.
“We’re shooting in January” he revealed. “We had our first day of rehearsal last week with Jessica Brown Findlay and with Daniel and Paul our director and that was really good, really heartening. Everybody seems alright, so we’ll just see what happens.”
As for how it will compare with previous versions of the story, McAvoy explained: “I don’t think I’ve ever watched a Frankenstein movie. I’ve read the book, but this isn’t based on Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein that much. It’s taken from it, obviously, as inspiration, but it goes on its own path really.
“It’s more of an adventure and the relationship between these two guys – this brotherly relationship that we explore. It’s a really dark adventure – it’s not really an action movie but it’s got a lot of action in it. But it’s really about this relationship that forms the backbone of this adventure that they go on.”
James McAvoy on “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be a mammoth film based on its bulging cast list alone. Given that it skips between time periods, sees mutants fighting for their lives in a dark alternate future and features Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine working with the younger versions of his colleagues, it’s no small undertaking for Fox, either. Now the younger Charles Xavier – James McAvoy – has discussed the scope of the film and his experience making it.
He certainly seems bullish about it. “Potentially it’s going to be the biggest, most epic X-Men they’ve ever had,” McAvoy tells IGN. “I think it’s the second biggest production Fox have ever embarked upon, behind Avatar. So they’re definitely going for it.”
With Bryan Singer back calling the shots, McAvoy felt safe. “Bryan’s very protective of the series. He did create it. He did help form that environment that allowed subsequent superhero movies to exist and thrive like they have done for the last however many years. Not to say that there weren’t other superhero movies out at the time, but of that ilk, where it was OK to take it really seriously. He does take it really seriously. There’s a kind or reverence about it, which I like. You want people to take it seriously. That’s what he brings to it I think. And a safe pair of hands – you know you’re in good hands.”
McAvoy also seemed to enjoy working with Hugh Jackman… “Getting to work with Hugh – who I christened Hugo Boss – was great. What he’s like on camera when he’s getting interviewed and you think he’s the nicest man in show business – he is. He’s amazing. The guy’s got grace coming out of every single pore. If we could all be a bit more like Hugh it would be a very happy planet.” There are plenty of people who would agree with that. For more from McAvoy on the film, Michael Fassbender and working with Patrick Stewart, head to IGN.
James as Bruce Robertson
ELEANOR RIGBY: HIM & HER
James as Conor Ludlow
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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
James as Charles Xavier
Post-production: Out 22 May 2014
James as Victor Von Frankenstein
Currently filming: Out 2015
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