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James McAvoy

1979-04-21 Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Image of James McAvoy


James McAvoy (born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and appeared mostly on television until 2003, when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the thriller State of Play, science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune and the channel 4s BAFTA award-winning series Shameless (British TV series) 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 another lead role as Rory in Inside I'm Dancing in 2004. This was followed by 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. He later appeared as a newly trained assassin in the action thriller Wanted (2008). In 2011, McAvoy portrayed 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). McAvoy starred in the crime comedy-drama film Filth (2013), for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards. In 2016, he portrayed Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with 23 alternate personalities, in M. Night Shyamalan's Split, for which he received critical acclaim, and later reprised the role for the sequel Glass (2019). Since 2019, he has portrayed Lord Asriel Belacqua in the BBC/HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials.


The Bubble James McAvoy 2022-03-25
Together He 2021-08-27
The Sands Between Man 2021-09-25
My Son Edmond Murray 2021-09-23
National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac 2020-02-20
The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson reader 2020-12-25
One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
It Chapter Two Bill Denbrough 2019-09-04
Glass Patricia / Dennis / Hedwig / The Beast / Barry / Heinrich / Jade / Ian / Mary Reynolds / Norma / Jalin / Kat / B.T. / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Mr. Pritchard / Felida / Luke / Goddard / Samuel / Polly 2019-01-16
Dark Phoenix Charles Xavier / Professor X 2019-06-05
The Summers of IT: Chapter Two Self 2019-12-10
The Summers of IT: Chapter One Self 2019-12-10
Deadpool 2 Charles Xavier (uncredited) 2018-05-10
Sherlock Gnomes Gnomeo (voice) 2018-03-15
Once Upon a Deadpool Charles Xavier / Professor X (uncredited) 2018-12-11
Submergence James More 2017-09-22
Atomic Blonde David Percival 2017-07-26
The Making of 'Split' Self 2017-04-18
X-Men: Apocalypse Charles Xavier / Professor X 2016-05-18
Split Kevin Wendell Crumb 2016-11-15
X-Men: Unguarded Self 2015-07-14
Victor Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein 2015-11-10
Muppets Most Wanted UPS Guy 2014-03-20
X-Men: Days of Future Past Charles Xavier / Professor X 2014-05-15
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Conor 2014-10-10
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Conor Ludlow 2014-05-14
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him Conor 2014-10-10
Welcome to the Punch Max Lewinsky 2013-03-15
Trance Simon 2013-03-27
Filth Bruce Robertson 2013-09-23
Gnomeo & Juliet Gnomeo (voice) 2011-01-13
Arthur Christmas Arthur (voice) 2011-11-10
X-Men: First Class Charles Xavier (24 Years) / Professor X 2011-06-01
X-Men: First Class 35mm Special Self 2011-06-05
The Conspirator Frederick Aiken 2010-09-10
The Last Station Valentin Bulgakov 2009-09-04
Wanted Wesley Gibson 2008-06-19
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Shutterbug 2007-03-13
Becoming Jane Tom Lefroy 2007-03-02
Atonement Robbie Turner 2007-09-07
The Last King of Scotland Dr. Nicholas Garrigan 2006-01-12
Penelope Johnny/Max 2006-03-01
Starter for 10 Brian Jackson 2006-09-13
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mr. Tumnus 2005-12-07
Macbeth Joe Macbeth 2005-11-14
Strings Hal (voice) 2004-10-24
Inside I'm Dancing Rory O'Shea 2004-10-15
Wimbledon Carl Colt 2004-09-13
Bright Young Things Simon Balcairn 2003-10-03
White Teeth Josh Malfen 2002-09-16
Bollywood Queen Jay 2002-01-01
The Pool Mike 2001-10-04
Lorna Doone Sergeant Bloxham 2001-03-11
Regeneration Anthony Balfour 1997-08-27
The Near Room Kevin 1995-08-20