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James McAvoy

James McAvoy
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Birth name James Andrew McAvoy
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 21 april 1979 (39 years) at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

James McAvoy (/ˈmækəvɔɪ/ MAK-ə-voi; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work includes the drama show State of Play, the adult comedy-drama Shameless, and the science fiction show Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has performed in several West End productions, receiving three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas (both 2011).

In 2003, McAvoy appeared in a lead role in Bollywood Queen, a British Indian take on the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jeremy Wooding. This was followed by a supporting role, 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. The critically acclaimed romantic drama war film Atonement (2007) earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. He appeared opposite Angelina Jolie as a newly-trained assassin in the action thriller Wanted (2008).

Since then, he is notable for playing the young Professor Charles Xavier in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role he reprised in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. McAvoy starred in the 2013 crime comedy-drama film Filth for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards.

Biography

McAvoy dated Scottish actress Emma Nielsen (stage name Emma King) for six years until 2003. While working on Shameless, McAvoy started a relationship with his character's love interest, Anne-Marie Duff. When they first began dating, McAvoy and Duff agreed not to speak to the press about their relationship. He married Duff on 18 October 2006 in a quiet ceremony. When asked by Ryan Seacrest, during his radio show, if he wished he had waited longer to get married so he could exploit his fame better, McAvoy replied that he had married the woman of his dreams. "The world seemed less scary.... And I started to like myself a little bit more."

They have one child together, a son named Brendan (b. 2010). In interviews, the actor has opted not to discuss his son and have not announced their child's birth date, although he has stated "the little man" keeps him up at night. McAvoy leads what has been called a modest life. Prior to marrying Duff, he purchased a second floor flat in North London in 2006 for about £178,000. Also, he and his wife drive a 1990s Nissan Micra that is worth less than £1,000. The couple enjoy a close relationship and rarely leave their flat, choosing to instead read or do sudoku puzzles together. Of this lifestyle, the actor said it is "mundane, and I love it that way".

After McAvoy won an award from the BAFTAs, his estranged father spoke to the Sunday Mirror, stating that he would love to get in touch with his son, but did not know how to reach him. Though the actor did not read the piece, he heard about it and was unmoved. He enjoys fantasy themes which he said started from the age of 11 with The Lord of the Rings. His big interest outside acting and science fiction is football; he is a huge fan of Celtic Football Club, stating that his dream role would be to play Celtic legend Jimmy Johnstone. McAvoy considers himself a spiritual person who no longer practices Catholicism. Speaking to Sky News, McAvoy said he believed that British filmmakers belittle and dumb down their productions to please American audiences. "It's like we're patronising them and short changing ourselves," the actor commented. He had previously called 3-D films a "waste of money", accusing film studios of using the effect to get more money out of their theatre audiences. McAvoy has stated that The Goonies (1985) is his favourite film.

Best films

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
(Actor)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
(Actor)
Split (2017)
(Actor)
Wanted (2008)
(Actor)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
(Actor)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
(Actor)

Usually with

Simon Kinberg
Simon Kinberg
(5 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(5 films)
Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(3 films)
Kelly Asbury
Kelly Asbury
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James McAvoy (39 films)

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Actor

X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Directed by Simon Kinberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp
Roles Charles Xavier / Professor X

Dix ans après les événements liés à l'attaque d'Apocalypse, les mutants sont devenus des héros nationaux. Le professeur Xavier se retrouve en couverture du magazine Time. Sa fierté ayant gonflé, il envoie son équipe sur des missions de plus en plus dangereuses. C’est lors de l’une d’entre elles, se passant dans l’espace, que le X-Jet est touché par les rayons d’une éruption solaire. L'énergie éveille une force maléfique chez Jean Grey.
Glass
Glass (2019)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark
Roles Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde / The Beast / Patricia / Dennis / Hedwig / Barry / Jade / Orwell / Heinrich / Norma

David Dunn, l'homme « incassable », se lance à la poursuite de « La Bête », la personnalité surhumaine de Kevin Wendell Crumb. De son côté, « l'homme de verre » Elijah Price éveille à nouveau l'intérêt en affirmant détenir des informations capitales au sujet de ces deux hommes très spéciaux.
It: Chapter 2
Directed by Andrés Muschietti
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Films about school violence, Films about child abuse
Actors Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Bill Hader, Jaeden Lieberher
Roles Bill Denbrough

Vingt-sept ans plus tard, Bill Denbrough et ses amis reviennent à Derry suite à l'appel de Mike. Ils vont devoir à nouveau combattre le sinistre clown « Ça », qui s'est réveillé et recommence à se nourrir d'enfants. Les souvenirs resurgissent et le Club se souvient, qu'il y'a vingt-sept ans, la divinité Maturin (qui fait contraste à Grippe-Sou), manipulait les Ratés (bien qu'eux pensaient agir de leurs plein gré) en se servant de leur union pour détruire « Ça ». Lorsqu'ils reviennent à Derry, ils découvrent la véritable histoire de « Ça » et comptent bien l'achever, sous l’œil vaillant de Maturin.
Submergence, 1h52
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, Alexander Siddig, Harvey Friedman, Clémentine Baert, Andrea Guasch
Roles James More
Rating54% 2.7043752.7043752.7043752.7043752.704375
Dans une pièce sans fenêtres, sur la côte orientale de l'Afrique, un Anglais, James More, est retenu prisonnier par des combattants djihadistes. À des milliers de kilomètres de là, en mer du Groenland, Danielle Flinders se prépare à plonger dans un submersible. Chacun dans leur confinement, ils se remémorent le Noël précédent, où une rencontre fortuite sur une plage en France leur a permis de vivre une romance intense.
Deadpool 2
Deadpool 2 (2018)

Directed by David Leitch, David Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic, Zazie Beetz
Roles Professor X (uncredited)
Rating80% 4.045384.045384.045384.045384.04538
Deadpool forme une équipe de mutants appelée X-Force pour protéger un jeune mutant d'un soldat qui voyage dans le temps.
Sherlock Gnomes, 1h26
Directed by John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Actors Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Michael Caine
Roles Gnomeo (voice)
Rating49% 2.45662.45662.45662.45662.4566
Sherlock Gnomes et son assistant, Gnome Watson, font irruption dans un musée, où leur ennemi juré, une mascotte de tarte nommée Moriarty, tient en otage des gnomes, projetant de les écraser. Après une brève bataille, Moriarty est vaincu et apparemment écrasé par un squelette de dinosaure.
The Coldest City
Directed by David Leitch, David Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors John Goodman, Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan
Roles David Percival
Rating66% 3.3447353.3447353.3447353.3447353.344735
De retour de mission à Berlin, l'agent secret Lorraine Broughton raconte la façon dont elle a accompli sa mission. Elle se trouve en présence de Gray, officier du MI6, et de Kurzfeld, officier de la CIA.
Split
Split (2017)
, 1h57
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about psychiatry
Actors James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kim Director, Haley Lu Richardson, Sterling K. Brown, Jessica Sula
Roles Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / The Beast / Kevin Wendell Crumb / Barry / Orwell / Jade
Rating72% 3.6474853.6474853.6474853.6474853.647485
Kevin Wendell Crumb souffre d'un trouble dissociatif de l'identité. Il échange régulièrement avec sa psychiatre dévouée, le docteur Fletcher, qui a déjà pu distinguer vingt-trois personnalités différentes s'exprimer à tour de rôle durant leurs conversations. Selon Fletcher, Kevin aurait subi des maltraitances et des humiliations au cours de son histoire et l’une de ses personnalités, plus sombre et plus menaçante que toutes les autres, nommée « la bête », demeure encore enfouie. Le docteur Fletcher met en exergue le fait que son patient s'est forgé ces nombreuses personnalités différentes dans un besoin existentiel de se protéger des autres.
X-Men: Apocalypse, 2h24
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Hugh Jackman, Nicholas Hoult
Roles Charles Xavier / Professor X
Rating69% 3.4950453.4950453.4950453.4950453.495045
Since the dawn of civilization, Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant was worshiped as a god. Amassing the powers of many other mutants, he became immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants to cleanse humanity and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their nemesis.
Victor Frankenstein, 1h50
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox, Charles Dance
Roles Victor Von Frankenstein
Rating59% 2.9969552.9969552.9969552.9969552.996955
Told from Igor's perspective, it shows the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man who created the legend we know today. The two's experiments eventually get them into trouble with the authorities and they are near to becoming fugitives as they complete their goals to use science to create life, with Frankenstein's ultimate endgame of creating a man.
Muppets Most Wanted, 1h52
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Musical films, Heist films, Children's films
Actors Ray Liotta, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Sean Combs, Bridgit Mendler
Roles UPS Guy
Rating63% 3.1986053.1986053.1986053.1986053.198605
Following the events of the previous film, The Muppets find themselves at a loss as to what to do until Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) suggests that the Muppets go on a European tour with him as their tour manager. As the Muppets begin their tour, the criminal mastermind Constantine, a near-exact double for Kermit the Frog in appearance, escapes from a Siberian Gulag and joins his subordinate Dominic to begin a plot to steal the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2h12
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Politique, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Adan Canto, Peter Dinklage, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰)
Roles Charles Xavier / Professor X (Young)
Rating79% 3.996623.996623.996623.996623.99662
In the future, robots known as Sentinels are exterminating mutants and their human allies. A band of mutants, including Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Iceman, Bishop, Warpath, Blink and Sunspot, evade the Sentinels due to Pryde's ability to send a person's consciousness to the past. Pryde's group convenes with Logan, Storm, Professor Charles Xavier, and Erik Lehnsherr at a monastery in China. Pryde sends Logan's consciousness 50 years back in time to 1973 to prevent Mystique from assassinating Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. Following the assassination, Mystique was captured, and her DNA was used by Trask's company to improve the Sentinels, whose ability to adapt to any mutant power makes them almost invincible. Xavier and Lehnsherr advise Logan to find both of their younger selves for help.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, 5h8
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Ciarán Hinds, William Hurt, Ryan Eggold
Roles Conor Ludlow
Rating68% 3.443523.443523.443523.443523.44352
All three films follow the same time period, but are told from the differing perspectives of Conor Ludlow (James McAvoy) and Eleanor Rigby (Jessica Chastain), a young married couple living in New York. Him looks at their relationship from Conor's angle, while Her follows Eleanor's. Conor spends his days working in his restaurant while his wife Eleanor returns to college for further education. During the course of their daily lives, the couple encounters a life changing event that threatens the stability of their marriage.
Filth
Filth (2013)
, 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Eddie Marsan, Emun Elliott
Roles Bruce Robertson
Rating70% 3.5490453.5490453.5490453.5490453.549045
Bruce Robertson is a Detective Sergeant in Edinburgh, Scotland who suffers from Borderline personality disorder; He is a scheming, manipulative, misanthropic man who spends his time indulging in drugs, alcohol, sexually abusive relationships, and "the games" — his euphemism for the myriad foul plots he hatches directed at workmates. Robertson also delights in systematically bullying and taking advantage of his mild-mannered friend Clifford Blades, a member of Robertson's masonic lodge whose wife, Bunty, he repeatedly prank calls and asks for phone sex.
Welcome to the Punch, 1h35
Directed by Eran Creevy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors David Morrissey, James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, Elyes Gabel
Roles Max Lewinsky
Rating60% 3.0484353.0484353.0484353.0484353.048435
Welcome To The Punch relates the story of a former English criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong), who comes out of hiding in Iceland, in an effort to save his son when a heist goes wrong. Sternwood is the one man that London detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) has always been after. During their cat-and-mouse game, the two become unlikely allies, working together to expose a deeper conspiracy. Solve it, they live; fail, they die.