Hello everyone! Thinks are fairly quiet around here at the moment as James is busy filming “X-Men: Apocalypse” so I’m busy working behind the scenes and have just added over 100 high-quality photoshoot and portrait images, replacing a lot of the old MQ shots and even adding a few that were missing. Huge thanks to Luciana for the donations. Enjoy!
Starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, “Victor Frankenstein” was originally scheduled to hit theaters in candy corn season, but the big screen adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel will now come out when pumpkin pie and turkey are on the menu.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has moved the theatrical release of “Victor Frankenstein” from Friday, October 2nd to Wednesday, November 25th—the day before Thanksgiving.
20th Century Fox swapped “Victor Frankenstein” with Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” on the calendar, placing the Matt Damon-starring sci-fi film in the October 2nd slot to put some distance between the ambitious project and the crammed cinematic scene of Thanksgiving week (“Creed”, “The Good Dinosaur”, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2″ are all slated to hit the big screen between November 20th – 25th).
Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) from a script written by Max Landis (Chronicle), Victor Frankenstein stars McAvoy, Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, and Freddie Fox.
Production continues on 20th Century Fox’s summer 2016 mutant ensemble, “X-Men: Apocalypse”, and director Bryan Singer has taken to Instagram to reveal an event that has been long in the making since James McAvoy was cast as Charles Xavier in “X-Men: First Class”: the character’s traditional bald head.
McAvoy leads a cast for the film that also includes Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult along with the return of Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Lana Condor as Jubilee G, and Olivia Munn as Psylocke. Oscar Isaac is starring as the film’s title antagonist with Simon Kinberg scripting from a treatment by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris and Kinberg.
Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with “X-Men: First Class” and continued with “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, the Bryan Singer directed “X-Men: Apocalypse” is set for release on May 27, 2016.
I have just uploaded scans of James McAvoy from June’s digital issue of Empire, which has an exclusive look at James’ upcoming film “Victor Frankenstein”. Thanks to Luciana from Jessica Chastain Network for the donation!
Empire has just posted two exclusive behind the scenes images of James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe from the set of their new film “Victor Frankenstein”.
Alongside McAvoy and Radcliffe, “Victor Frankenstein” will boast the acting talents of Mark Gatiss, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott when it hits our screens on October 2, 2015.
On behalf of the site and the fans, I would like to wish James McAvoy a very happy 36th birthday today. I hope he has a fantastic day with his loved ones, and we all look forward to seeing his projects in the upcoming year.
The Olivier Awards are currently taking place in London, and James McAvoy hit the red carpet with his wife Ann-Marie Duff, as James was nominated for the Best Actor award for his role in “The Ruling Class” whilst Ann-Marie was set to present. Unfortunately James did not win the award (congratulations to Mark Strong who won for his role in “A View From The Bridge”), but having seen him perform in “The Ruling Class” this week, I can vouch for it being one of the most extraordinary performances I’ve seen – and possibly better than his turn in “Macbeth” in 2013! The first few pictures from the red carpet are currently being uploaded to the gallery, with more on the way shortly.
X-Men star James McAvoy has pledged £125,000 to help aspiring actors follow in his footsteps.
The BAFTA-winning actor is funding a 10-year scholarship programme at his former drama school, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS).
The fund will help those aged 25 and under who would otherwise be unable to afford tuition at the school.
McAvoy, who graduated from RCS in 2000, said he wanted to help young people achieve their potential.
“There are few opportunities for young people to engage in performing arts,” he said.
“I see tons of young people who are vastly intelligent but because they have this ingrained humility; it gets in the way of them expressing themselves and showing how brilliant they are.
“Drama breaks through barriers and it can give people the tools to walk into a room and express themselves.
“I really believe in that; it’s why I believe drama should be taught in our state schools from an early age and it’s why I am delighted to be part of creating the opportunity for young Scots to help them realise their potential through drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.”
McAvoy said his time at the academy in Glasgow had a “profound effect” on his life. He went on to win acclaim for roles in films such as Atonement, The Last King Of Scotland and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
He added: “I had that opportunity and I want the same for other young people out there who may not have even considered going to college or any other kind of higher education.
“I would say to any young person thinking about drama, ‘Go for it, do it, don’t be worried about what people are going to say’.
“I come from a place where nobody had done anything like it and it worked out pretty good.”
Doctor Who star David Tennant, Tom Conti, Alan Cumming and Robert Carlyle are all former students of RCS, formerly known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).
RCS principal Jeffrey Sharkey said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have James McAvoy enable and inspire young people to be part of the Royal Conservatoire.
“I have no doubt of the profound and long-term impact his incredible support will have on individuals, their families and their communities.”
Applications to the James McAvoy Drama Scholarship fund will open in mid-May, with applicants having to demonstrate that financial cost is the main barrier to their accessing pre-higher education drama training at RCS.
The Jameson Empire Awards 2015 are currently taking place in London – watch the live stream here – and James McAvoy has just been on stage to collect the award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, which went to “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”. The first few images are now up in the gallery (along with pictures of James from the Olivier Nominees Photocall on March 09), with plenty more images being added as they appear!
The list of nominees were announced today for the 2015 Olivier Awards, and James McAvoy not only helped to announce the finalist, but was also shortlisted. He is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Ruling Class”, so congratulations to him.
Richard Armitage for The Crucible at Old Vic
James McAvoy for The Ruling Class at Trafalgar Studio 1
Tim Pigott-Smith for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre
Mark Strong for A View From The Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre
The 2015 Olivier Awards will take place on Sunday April 12 at the Royal Opera House, with highlights shown on ITV later that night.