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Character: Wesley Gibson
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I'm With Cancer
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Gnomeo and Juliet
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Character: Frederick Aiken
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The Last Station
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I'm 5 foot 7, and I've got pasty white skin. I don't think I'm ugly, don't get me wrong, but I'm not your classic lead man, Brad Pitt guy.
|James McAvoy has pulled out of a £1million role to be with his pregnant wife|
Atonement star McAvoy stepped down before filming of I’m With Cancer began so he wouldn’t miss the birth of his first child.
Actors James McAvoy and Ann-Marie Duff are expecting their baby in a few weeks. James insists he doesn’t want to miss the big moment.
The Scot was signed up to a £1million part in a movie called I’m With Cancer, but pulled out a week or so ago.
Shooting on the film begins in Canada this week. He has been replaced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
A friend of the pair told the Daily Telegraph: “ James wants to be there when his baby’s born.”
Ann-Marie, 39 and James, 30 met on the set of Shameless in 2003 and married three years later.
Ann-Marie recently played John Lennon’s mother in the film Nowhere Boy.
Producer of I’m With Cancer, Seth Rogen said: “It’s incredibly unfortunate that circumstances outside of everyone’s control have taken James away from the project. We all look forward to working with James in the future.”
|News: Mcavoy Passes Driving Test|
James McAvoy is celebrating passing his driving test after just two weeks of lessons.
The Atonement star recently embarked on an intensive course in a bid to gain his licence before his first child with wife Anne-Marie Duff is born later this year (10).
And MCAvoy is now a fully licenced driver, according to Britain’s The Sun.
A source tells the publication, “With the baby coming James thought it was important to be able to get his family safely (around).
“Once he decided to do it, he wanted to do it quickly.”
|News: James McAvoy’s marital awe|
James McAvoy is “intimidated” by his wife.
The actor – who stars with 39-year-old spouse Anne-Marie Duff in new movie ‘The Last Station’ – admits he is in awe of her acting skills and thinks she keeps getting better.
He said: “I’ve always been intimidated by how good an actress she is – and no less now. Especially after watching the last two things she did – playing Margot Fonteyn in the BBC production ‘Margot’ and playing John Lennon’s mum in ‘Nowhere Boy’. She was just incredible.”
The couple just announced they are expecting their first child and the 30-year-old star says he is “excited” about the new arrival.
When asked how he feels about becoming a father, he said: “Excited, nervous, the usual emotions, I suppose. The usual healthy emotions. Excited and all that.”
Despite his fame, James is still uncomfortable with the attention he receives and finds the fascination with his life “weird”.
He added to the Scotsman.com: “We keep our noses clean and keep our stuff private. We don’t have affairs, we don’t turn up to parties, we don’t fall out of places drunk. We’re not that interesting. I don’t wear a dress where you can see my knickers when I’m getting out of a taxi. Do you know what I mean? I find all that weird.”
He finds it particularly bizarre as he is often mistaken for another Scottish-born actor.
He explained: “People hear your accent and go, ‘Are you Ewan McGregor?’. I look nothing like him.”
|News: James McAvoy’s sex scene ease|
James McAvoy admits there are more awkward things than intimate scenes with co-stars on movie sets.
James McAvoy isn’t worried about sex scenes.
The ‘Last Station’ actor, who stars alongside Dame Helen Mirren and his wife Anne-Marie Duff in the biopic of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, admits getting intimate on camera can be “awkward”, but they are much simpler scenes to film than many others.
He said: “It’s one of those things actors have to do. It’s an easy thing to deal with because it’s one of the defining aspects of our job. It’s what we have to do.
“Those scenes are dead awkward to do and all that, but at least you know what they are. There’s much harder parts and much more awkward parts and much more confrontational parts of our job, than those what you would think are dead sexy scenes.”
Although James doesn’t mind intimate encounters, he says awkwardness can arise on a film set, particularly if there is miscommunication between an actor and a director.
He explained to BBC Breakfast: “When you just come in and say, ‘This scene is rubbish and I don’t know how to make it better’ and the director thinks it’s excellent. That’s more awkward.”
To watch the BBC Interview, which also includes James talking about the recent announcement of Anne-Marie’s pregnancy news – UK Viewers click here.
|News: 2010 Laurence Olivier Award Nominations|
James Earl Jones for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello
Jude Law for HAMLET, Donmar at Wyndham’s
James McAvoy for THREE DAYS OF RAIN at the Apollo
Mark Rylance for JERUSALEM at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and now at the Apollo
Ken Stott for A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at the Duke of York’s
Samuel West for ENRON at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and now at the Noel Coward
ARCADIA directed by David Leveaux at the Duke of York’s
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF directed by Debbie Allen at the Novello
THE MISANTHROPE directed by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE directed by Rob Ashford at the Donmar Warehouse
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE directed by Lindsay Posner at the Duke of York’s
THREE DAYS OF RAIN directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Apollo
|Actors McAvoy and Duff expecting first baby|
Actors James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff are expecting their first child, they have announced.
Speaking at the London premiere of his latest film, The Last Station, McAvoy said: “I’m totally looking forward to being a dad.”
The 30-year-old said his wife looked “fantastic” and called their forthcoming baby a “Mc-Duff adventure”.
Duff, 39, who also stars in The Last Station, met McAvoy during filming the Channel 4 series Shameless in 2003.
Dame Helen Mirren, who appears alongside the couple in the movie, said she thought the news was “fantastic”.
She added: “It’s wonderful news and it couldn’t happen to a greater couple.
“I’ve known Anne-Marie for a long time, long before I knew James. They’re a great, great couple, both unbelievably talented, both extremely nice and hard-working and professional, so it’s going to be a great baby.”
Duff, who starred in the BBC4 film Margot as prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn, recently spoke about wanting to become a mother.
“I would love to have a baby. I’m not putting it off but unfortunately bodies don’t work that way,” she said.
McAvoy has starred in several Hollywood films including Atonement, Last King of Scotland and the Narnia Chronicles.
Duff won plaudits for her role as Joan of Arc at the National Theatre. Her most recent role was as John Lennon’s mother in Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy.
Many congratulations to James and Anne-Marie
|Gallery: ‘The Last Station’ London Premiere|
James, and wife Anne-Marie Duff, are currently attending the London Premiere for ‘The Last Station‘. HQ Images have been added to the gallery!
Gallery Link – Events – 2010 – ‘The Last Station’ London Premiere
Just to let you guys know, I am still working on the Gallery in the background, adding pictures etc! I generally don’t post all of the updates here (basically cos I’m lazy!), but episodes 1-3 of Series 1 Shameless have been added to the gallery, as well as a couple more photoshoots and sessions.
Check out the ‘Latest Uploads‘ for the latest additions!
|Project News: ‘I’m With Cancer’ Information|
Seth Rogen is hardly the image that comes to mind when you mention the words “Winter Olympics,” but he and his crew will be hitting Vancouver during the games in a quest for movie-making gold.
Rogen will produce and star in “I’m With Cancer” in his native stomping grounds at just about the same time the world will be descending on his fair city to do things like watch figure skating and curling.
The mad logistics of this plan are not lost on one of the “I’m with Cancer” stars. “We’re going to be the only movie filming in Vancouver during the Olympics,” James McAvoy lamented during a press day for “The Last Station.” “There is a reason no one else is filming during the Olympics.”
The Scottish star added that there were “fabulous” aspects to the idea and said he planned to take full advantage of the shoot to catch some events. Not that the Scots are a particular powerhouse in the winter games, but you get the idea.
The reasons for the movie location are biographical rather than any Olympic subplots (so there is hope we will never have to see Rogen in one of those form-fitting speedskating outfits). The story deals with Rogen’s Vancouver life and friend Will Reiser’s battle with cancer in his mid-20s.
McAvoy will play Reiser, who wrote the screenplay and is executive producing. Rogen plays himself in the movie and Anna Kendrick plays a young, inexperienced psychologist assigned to help McAvoy’s character.
“You wouldn’t call it comedy,” says McAvoy. “But there are bits of it that are funny. Because Seth’s in it, everyone calls it a comedy.”