Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
James McAvoy is a Actor, Producer, Additional Camera and Thanks British born on 21 april 1979 at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

James McAvoy

James McAvoy
James McAvoy participated to 39 films (as actor, director or script writer).
Among those, 9 have good markets following the box office.

Here are the best films classified by number of entries :

Actor

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% 3.4943153.4943153.4943153.4943153.494315
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.
X-Men: First Class, 2h12
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films, Political films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt
Roles Charles Xavier / Professor X
Rating76% 3.846713.846713.846713.846713.84671
In 1944, in a German concentration camp in occupied Poland, Nazi scientist Dr. Klaus Schmidt witnesses a young Erik Lensherr bend a metal gate with his mind when the child is separated from his mother. In his office, Schmidt orders Lensherr to move a coin on his desk, and kills the boy's mother when Lensherr cannot. In grief and anger, Lensherr's magnetic power manifests, killing two guards and destroying the room. Meanwhile, at a mansion in Westchester County, New York, child telepath Charles Xavier meets young shapeshifter Raven, whose natural form is blue-skinned and scaly. Overjoyed to meet someone else "different", he invites her to live with his family as his foster sister.
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 Kevin Wendell Crumb / Dennis / Patricia / Hedwig / The Beast / Barry / Orwell / Jade
Rating72% 3.648543.648543.648543.648543.64854
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.
Wanted
Wanted (2008)
, 1h50
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Common, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann
Roles Wesley Gibson
Rating66% 3.3482153.3482153.3482153.3482153.348215
In Chicago, Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) works at a dead-end desk job with an overbearing boss, takes anti-anxiety medication for panic attacks, and has an unfaithful live-in girlfriend who cheats on him with his friend and colleague Barry. One night at the pharmacy, Wesley is told by a woman named Fox that his recently murdered father was an assassin, and the killer, a man named Cross, is now hunting him. Cross and Fox engage in a shoot-out with hi-tech guns. Wesley panics and runs into the parking lot followed by Cross who steals a truck and attempts to run Wesley down. Fox flips Wesley into her car and she then calmly executes a spectacular escape.
Gnomeo & Juliet, 1h14
Directed by Kelly Asbury
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about suicide, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films
Actors James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Maggie Smith, Ashley Jensen
Roles Gnomeo (voice)
Rating59% 2.9979752.9979752.9979752.9979752.997975
Mrs. Montague and Mr. Capulet (Julie Walters and Richard Wilson) are two elderly neighbours who despise each other. When they leave their respective gardens, their garden gnomes come alive. The Montague garden is filled with blue-hat gnomes, and the Capulet garden has red-hat gnomes. Like their human gardeners, the gnomes also despise each other.
Arthur Christmas, 1h37
Directed by Sarah Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen
Roles Arthur (voice)
Rating70% 3.5468853.5468853.5468853.5468853.546885
On Christmas Eve, hundreds of Christmas elves helm the command centre of Santa Claus's mile-wide, ultra–high-tech sleigh-esque craft, the S-1. The current Santa: Malcolm and the Christmas elves deliver presents to every child in the world using advanced equipment and military precision. These complex operations are micromanaged by Malcolm's oldest son Steve and his obsequious elfin assistant Peter (among thousands of more elves) at mission control underneath the North Pole, while Steve's clumsy and panophobic younger brother Arthur answers the letters to Santa. During a delivery operation, when a child wakes up and almost sees Malcolm, a Christmas elf back in the S-1 inadvertently presses a button, causing a present to fall off a conveyor and go unnoticed.
Atonement
Atonement (2007)
, 2h3
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple
Roles Robbie Turner
Rating77% 3.899083.899083.899083.899083.89908
In 1935, Briony Tallis is a 13-year-old girl from a wealthy English family and has just finished writing a play. Briony attempts to stage the play with her three visiting cousins, twin boys and their teenage sister, Lola; however, they get bored and decide to go swimming. Briony stays behind and witnesses a significant moment of sexual tension between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, a servant's son (a man that Briony has a childish infatuation with). Robbie returns home and writes several drafts of letters to Cecilia, including one that is explicitly sexual and erotically charged (specifically, it uses the word “massive pudenda”). Initially written for the sake of humour, he does not intend to send it and sets it aside. On his way to join the Tallis family for dinner, Robbie asks Briony to deliver his letter, only to later realise that he has mistakenly given her the prurient draft. Briony secretly reads the letter and is simultaneously disgusted and jealous. She tells Lola of its contents and they call Robbie a “sex maniac” while debating whether to turn him into the police. That afternoon, Lola and her younger brothers meet a friend of the Tallis family, a wealthy chocolate manufacturer named Paul Marshall. Though he is much older than her, he excites Lola by flirting with her and treating her like an adult.
The Last King of Scotland, 2h5
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Politique, Political films
Actors Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson, David Oyelowo
Roles Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Rating76% 3.8493153.8493153.8493153.8493153.849315
In 1970, Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) graduates from medical school at the University of Edinburgh. With dull prospects at home, he decides to seek adventure abroad by working at a Ugandan missionary clinic run by Dr. David Merrit (Adam Kotz) and his wife, Sarah (Gillian Anderson). Garrigan becomes attracted to Sarah, who enjoys the attention, but refuses to engage in an extramarital affair.
The Last Station, 1h52
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff, Kerry Condon
Roles Valentin Bulgakov
Rating69% 3.4984953.4984953.4984953.4984953.498495
In 1910, the last year of Leo Tolstoy's life, his disciples, led by Vladimir Chertkov, manoeuvre against his wife, Sofya, for control over Tolstoy's works after his death. The main setting is the Tolstoy country estate of Yasnaya Polyana. Tolstoy and Sofya have had a long, passionate marriage, but his spiritual ideals and asceticism (he is opposed, for example, to private property) are at odds with her more aristocratic and conventionally religious views.