On February 21, James McAvoy and co-star Claire Foy took part in a mini-photocall for the start of their run of Macbeth, which is garnering great reviews. I can’t wait to see this in April! I have also added some stills from the production itself.
A handful of new stills from Welcome to the Punch have just been released online, view them all in the gallery including a new poster and new on-set image. Enjoy!
With Ridley Scott executive producing, James McAvoy in the lead, a supporting cast that includes Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan and more, all in a gritty crime flick directed by a rising Evan Creevy, perhaps expectations were a bit higher for “Welcome To The Punch.” We figured it might be the kind of thing that rolled into SXSW or Sundance, but instead, you can just check it out at home at the end of March.
IFC Flims has given the picture a March 27th limited theatrical date with a VOD bow to follow three days later on March 30th. Hmm… The film tells the story of story of two arch-nemeses: detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) and master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong). When Sternwood’s son turns up in a hospital due to a failed heist, he’s forced to return to London – giving Max his second chance to get the one criminal who got away, and along the way he uncovers a vast conspiracy.
Generic thriller or something a bit meatier? Let’s hope for the latter, but with Danny Boyle’s “Trance” also arriving just over a week later on April 5th, let’s hope it doesn’t get forgotten about entirely.
I have just received my copy of Empire, and there’s yet another feature on James’ upcoming film Welcome to the Punch. Scans have been added to the gallery – if you post these anywhere else, please credit jamesmcavoy.org as they were scanned by me for this site. Thanks!
Press > 2013 > Mar | Empire
On Friday night James appeared on The Graham Norton Show – another great interview, as ever! Screen captures have been added into the gallery, and clips will be added as soon as possible.
Screen Captures > 2013 > Jan 11 | The Graham Norton Show
James is set to make an appearance on The Graham Norton Show tonight on BBC One alongside Quentin Tarantino, Alan Davies and Emeli Sandé. He always seems to enjoy his visits to this show, so make sure you tune in at 22:35 (GMT) to check it out. We will aim to get clips and screen captures up as soon as we can!
The BAFTA-winning star is taking on the role of Macbeth in London’s West End next month.
But cult director Quentin Tarantino put on a special version of the Scottish play with James and Jonathan Creek star Alan Davies for tonight’s Graham Norton Show.
Tarantino got McAvoy to brandish a samurai sword like one from his hit film Kill Bill for an excerpt from the play.
Speaking about Macbeth, McAvoy said: “It’s Scottish but there are no kilts, no shortbread, no Irn-Bru. There may be whisky, there will be blood.”