Categories Appearance Awards & Nominations Gallery

Olivier Awards 2013

Earlier on this evening, James attended the Laurence Olivier Awards with wife Anne-Marie Duff, where he was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Macbeth. Unfortunately he did not win, but congratulations to Luke Treadaway for his role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Pictures from the red carpet have been added to the gallery (thanks to Luciana for the HQs)– enjoy!

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Public Appearances > 2013 > Apr 28 | Olivier Awards
Public Appearances > 2013 > Apr 09 | Laurence Olivier Awards Nominees Photocall

Categories News

Happy Birthday James!

Today is James McAvoy’s 34th birthday, and we here at James McAvoy Fan wish him the most wonderful day with his friends and family. After getting to see James live on stage last night for an incredible performance of Macbeth, I am so excited to follow James’ career over the next year, especially with projects like Filth, Eleanor Rigby and X:Men on the horizon. Feel free to leave your birthday comments!

Categories Filth Video

“Filth” Red-Band Trailer

The first red-band trailer for James’ upcoming film Filth has been released today via HeyUGuys, along with the first poster. Watch it in full below, but beware that it is definitely Not Safe For Work!

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Film Productions > Filth (2013) > Trailer (Red-Band)
Film Productions > Filth (2013) > Posters

Categories Appearance Gallery

Public Appearances Catch-Up

Hello! If you follow our site Twitter account, you may have seen that updates have been fairly scarce here as I recently moved and only got the Internet back today. However, I am now in the process of bringing us bang up to date, and to start I’ve added pictures of James from his last 5 public appearances. Enjoy!

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Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 22 | “Macbeth” After-Party
Public Appearances > 2013 > Mar 05 | “Welcome to the Punch” Photocall
Public Appearances > 2013 > Mar 05 | “Welcome to the Punch” UK Premiere
Public Appearances > 2013 > Mar 12 | South Bank Sky Arts Awards
Public Appearances > 2013 > Mar 19 | “Trance” UK Premiere

Categories Interviews

James McAvoy on Danny Boyle’s “Trance”, wearing Prada and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

With an unkempt flame-red beard, dried blood caked beneath his fingernails and battle-weary blue eyes, James McAvoy makes for an imposing figure. Or he would, if he took himself at all seriously. “I’m currently crippling myself every night doing Macbeth,” says the 33-year-old actor, his warm Port Glasgow accent still slightly surprising given his cut-glass dialogue in the likes of Atonement and X-Men: First Class. “It’s going really good, actually. Great, really young houses. Getting a lot of laughs, which is nice for a play like Macbeth.” McAvoy is folded onto a sofa in London’s Soho hotel in a Prada knit and jeans, getting animated about his challenging new psychological thriller, Trance, directed by Danny Boyle. “The great thing is it’s a 90 minute movie – he grabs you by the bollocks, really hard, Danny, and just keeps a hold of them for 90 minutes. I love that.” Here, he talks to GQ about the Scottish play, getting snubbed for 28 Days Later, his love of Prada suits and X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

You first met Danny Boyle auditioning for 28 Days Later and didn’t get the part. Did he remember you this time?
He says he remembers me but I don’t think he did. I chose to remind him on set. I thought I was going up for one of the leads but it actually transpired that I was actually reading for a “featured zombie”. I was like, “Brilliant! Bring it on. It has come to this. I’ve made it, all the way to the f***ing middle.” It said I could do acrobatics on my CV, so Danny said “Can you do a back-flip? I want to see.” He was trying to figure out how the zombies might move. So I gave him a back-flip, chatted for 20 minutes and never got the part.

You filmed Trance at the same time Danny was planning the Olympics opening ceremony. Did you feel that on set?
Kind of. He was prepping for the Olympics but he wasn’t sitting there with a monitor looking at the Olympic stadium while we were filming. Making a film is a 13/14 hour a day job, more often than not, six days a week. So he couldn’t step away. I don’t know when he did the Olympics. I remember a couple of times he’d be off to go dancing with a thousand people in a room somewhere. He’s like a nuclear power station on legs.

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Categories Awards & Nominations Macbeth

James nominated for Olivier Award

The list of nominees for the 2013 Olivier Awards were announced this morning in a central London event by actors Ruth Wilson and Elaine Paige, and James has been nominated for Best Actor for his role in Macbeth. The play has also been nominated for Best Revival, so congratulations to the cast and crew!

Best Actor
James McAvoy for Macbeth
Luke Treadaway for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Mark Rylance for Twelfth Night
Rafe Spall for Constellations
Rupert Everett for The Judas Kiss

The winners will be revealed on 28 April at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House.

Categories Eleanor Rigby Gallery

First Stills from “Eleanor Rigby”

The first batch of stills from The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers have appeared online at the production designer’s official site. There aren’t any larger/HQ versions yet, but once they do they will be added to the gallery. Make sure you check both pages out to see the full set of stills.

Update: Images and details removed by request of the filmmakers

Categories Gallery Interviews Scans

Empire Magazine – April 2013

There is plenty of James coverage in the April issue of Empire – not only do we get reviews of Trance and Welcome to the Punch, we also have a 6 page article and interview! Scans have been added and you can view them all in the gallery – please credit if you republish these elsewhere.

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Press > 2013 > Apr | Empire

Categories News Rumours

Rumour: James for “The Crow” Reboot?

So with all the Oscar hardware handed out, back to what Hollywood knows how to do best: make reboots and sequels. And one project Hollywood keeps trying to make happen is new version of “The Crow.” At one time, the movie was gearing up as a vehicle for Bradley Cooper with “28 Weeks Later” helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directing, but they both wound up leaving the project by the end of 2011, and not much has been heard since. But it seems a new face may be eager to go goth.

Bloody Disgusting reports that James McAvoy is circling the lead role of the reincarnated Eric Draven, who is murdered and returns to avenge the death of his girlfriend. Huh. It’s not the first time the actor has put on his blockbuster pants, as he’s getting ready to make his second mutant movie, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” this spring. It’s not exactly the choice that comes immediately to mind, but then again, neither was Cooper, and we suppose it offers up the chance for total reinvention for whoever takes it on.

With the actor hitting the press circuit any time now for his two spring thrillers — “Welcome To The Punch” and “Trance” — he’ll likely address these rumors, so we’ll soon see if he’ll put on the paint or is merely kicking the tires. We’d wager McAvoy will want to know who may be directing before he commits, but it’s certainly an adventurous part if he does take it on. Thoughts?


Categories Gallery Macbeth

“Macbeth” Photocall & Stills

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.

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Public Appearances > 2013 > Feb 21 | “Macbeth” Photocall
Theatre Productions > Macbeth (2013) > Stills
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2013 > Session 004