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Gallery Update


Written by marcie on September 03 2008

For the past few days I have been adding photo’s to the gallery. I’ve been working in the Movies section so stills, press conference’s, premieres and whatever promotional stuff I could find have been added. So there is 154 new pictures.

Enjoy.

Gallery Update


Written by marcie on September 23 2008

A New Layout will be coming soon. I am still learning how to code wordpress.

Also there is a new gallery layout thanks to my friend Juliet.


Added 118 pictures to the gallery.

Portraits > set 1- Starter for 10
Portraits > set 1- last king of scotland
Portraits > set 2- Last King Of Scotland
Portraits > set 2 – Penelope
Wanted (2008) > Press Conference
Wanted (2008) > Promotional
The Last King of Scotland (2006) > Stills
Atonement (2007) > screening
Atonement (2007) > Variety Screening
Becoming Jane (2007) > On Set
Festivals > 2006 > The Times BFI London Film Festival Photocall
Interviews > Craig Ferguson
Candids > April 10 – Having Lunch in Prague

More to Come soon.

The Last Station


Written by marcie on September 29 2008

New mq stills for the Last Station courtesy of this website. A few Berlin Photcalls images have been added from the Last Station and 1 on set.



Part 2 Here

Wanted Press Conference


Written by marcie on October 15 2008

2 New images from the Wanted Press Conference

I’ll add more pics later today.

BBC’s The One Show


Written by marcie on January 31 2009

James recently appeared on BBC’s The One Show, here’s a video clip of his interview thanks to James-McAvoy.org.

Added 3 stills from the Last Station, I also made some changes to the gallery. Members who haven’t logged in with 6 months were deleted to keep the database current.

British Red Cross work overseas


Written by marcie on February 17 2009




Welcome to the Academy


Written by marcie on July 03 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science opened its ranks to 134 new members on Tuesday. Under academy rules, as many as 166 new members could have been admitted, but the group has been trying to keep the membership trim, at just under 6,000 voting members.

Actors newly admitted are Casey Affleck, Emily Blunt, Michael Cera, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Taraji Henson, Emile Hirsch, Hugh Jackman (this year’s Oscar host), Melissa Leo, Jane Lynch, Eddie Marsan, James McAvoy, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon, Michelle Williams and Jeffrey Wright.

Newly admitted members from the off-screen categories include the directors Danny Boyle, David Frankel, Rod Lurie and Tyler Perry, among others, along with the executives Daniel Battsek and Claudia Lewis and the producers Russell Smith and Paula Wagner.

Source: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com

New Layout


Written by marcie on August 05 2009

Well here’s the new layout I wanna thank Acid Designs for the Header. Thank you Melissa.

Here’s the Latest News on James

Tobey Maguire replaces James McAvoy in romantic comedy The Details

How Angelina Jolie Comes Back to ‘Wanted 2’

‘The Hobbit’: Who should play Bilbo Baggins?

James McAvoy to star in I’m With Cancer


Written by marcie on August 19 2009

Washington, (ANI): Scottish actor James McAvoy has signed on to star in Mandate Pictures’ comedic adaptation of the Will Reiser novel “I’m With Cancer”. Nicole Holofcener will direct the flick, and Seth Rogen, who is also producing, will co-star, reports Variety magazine. McAvoy, 30, will play the part of a 25-year-old who learns that he has cancer and successfully battles the disease over several years.

read more here
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Other News:

The Conspirator

James McAvoy explains why he’s a romantic at heart


Written by marcie on January 18 2010

James McAvoy has been making a name for himself with critically acclaimed performances in mostly period dramas, but the Scottish actor says he’s ready to branch out and do other genres. He starred with Angelina Jolie in his first big action film, 2008’s “Wanted,” and he’s set to co-star with Seth Rogen in the comedy “I’m With Cancer.” The European-set drama “The Last Station” finds McAvoy on more familiar territory: portraying a lovelorn man in a bygone era.


A lot of your movies have been about love. Are you drawn to these scripts because you’re a romantic a heart?

Yeah, I think I’m a romantic at heart. I’m an incurable romantic. I don’t mean necessarily the script [has to have] affairs of the heart with the opposite sex, although it seems that way at times, but just in terms of stories. I like romantic, sweeping stories, not just sexy love ones. I just think it’s an important part of everybody’s life. Even if we tell the same story over and over again, we need to hear it over and over again, because it’s so important.

Read more here.………..
Source: Exaimner.com

James McAvoy thrilled at becoming a dad


Written by marcie on January 27 2010

The Last Station star James McAvoy says he and wife Anne-Marie Duff are ‘very pleased’ at becoming parents.

See video here.


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James McAvoy Drops Out of I’m With Cancer


Written by marcie on March 03 2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Replace James McAvoy in Cancer Comedy MTV Movies Blog is reporting that James McAvoy has dropped out of the previously titled I’m With Cancer due to personal reasons. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will step in to star alongside Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick.

Source: BuzzSugar

First Look at James McAvoy in ‘The Conspirator’


Written by marcie on May 01 2010

USA Today has your first look at Robert Redford’s new film, ‘The Conspirator,’ starring ‘Atonement’ star, James McAvoy. According to the paper, the film follows the search for a small group of Confederate sympathizers who aided in the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theater.

McAvoy plays a Union soldier who agrees to defend the owner of a boarding house’s, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), son who was the main conspirator trying to escape the manhunt.

Source: Indyposted

James McAvoy to Lead the X-Men as Young Professor X


Written by marcie on May 29 2010

James McAvoy: superhero! Though I never thought I’d see the day, I’m excited to report that McAvoy has been cast in X-Men: First Class as a young Charles Xavier!
The Scottish thespian will play the man who will become Professor X (you know, prebaldness, pre-Magneto battling) in the prequel, which Matthew Vaughn will direct.

James McAvoy Interview


Written by marcie on September 10 2010

The Scottish star of Atonement meets Tolstoy in Oscar-nominated drama The Last Station.
By Nick Dent

Your Last Station co-stars, Dame Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, have been nominated for Oscars. Jealous?
It’s fantastic. Thoroughly deserved. We’ll all be sitting around the telly cheering them on.

Tolstoy [Plummer] was not just a Russian national hero but the most famous novelist in the world. You play Valentin Bulgakov, his young secretary. What research did you do?
The diary was the biggest resource. I’ve not played many real people before and I’ve not played anyone who’s kept a diary before, and it’s an incredible thing for an actor. I only want to play people who’ve kept diaries from now on.

Valentin bursts into tears on meeting Tolstoy…
It’s like if you had some kid working in an election office in Boise, Idaho, and all of a sudden he’s told that he gets to be Barack Obama’s assistant. It’s that huge for him. It really did feel like he’d ascended to the next stage of human consciousness by being around his hero. But also, Valentin [represents] Russia. He had to portray the way the Russian people felt about Tolstoy.

He’s caught in the crossfire between Tolstoy and his wife Sofya [Mirren], whose marriage broke down at the end of his life over his political views.
I kind of understand Countess Sofya. Tolstoy was a funny one. I think he was a fuckin’ dick! If he was living the way he told everybody to live and really walked his talk, fair enough, but he didn’t. He wasn’t a vegetarian, he did live in a fuckin’ spectacular private property, he had servants and as much as he railed against it he didn’t actually change any of it. He had 13 kids by his wife, and god knows how many more by other women.

Read any Tolstoy?
I read War and Peace – most of it! I couldn’t get through the whole thing to be honest.

What’s it like working with Dame Helen? We hear she’s very flirty.
Yeah, she’s got a little twinkle in her eye! But you never feel like she wants a bit of it, you know what I mean? She just enjoys a laugh. I have to say the entire cast, we did have a fuckin’ brilliant, brilliant laugh on this film.

Chris Plummer is a great actor, best known for The Sound of Music. Any jokes on set?
The only thing I got past him was calling him ‘Baron von Tolstoy’ a couple of times. I don’t know if he liked it!

Your wife [Anne-Marie Duff] is in the film too. You must be excited to have a baby on the way.
Very excited! All the usual nerves, but we’re very excited.

You’ve just completed The Conspirator. How was it being directed by Robert Redford?
The weirdest thing about Robert is that he forces you to call him ‘Bob’. It’s a bit like calling Prince Charles ‘Chuck’.

Rumours are rife on the internet that you’ve been cast in The Hobbit. Are you Bilbo Baggins?
No, I’m not. I can tell you that for a fact.

The Last Station screens from 1 Apr

Source: TimeOut

The Conspirator


Written by marcie on September 10 2010

Here’s a little about the Conspirator and what’s it about? The film is set in 1865 Washington as the fragile new post-Civil War union, just days old, threatens to unravel in the wake of President Abraham Lincoln’s murder at the hands of John Wilkes Booth. Since much unfolds in jails or in courtrooms, it hangs on the potent performances by its stars — Robin Wright as Mary Surratt, the only woman charged in the conspiracy, and James McAvoy as her reluctant young defense attorney — along with an ensemble knee-deep in talent and cutting across continents and generations. Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Stephen Root, Colm Meaney represent the elder statesmen, with Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Groff and Justin Long leading the younger set.

Source: LA Times

From the Red Carpet


Written by marcie on November 21 2010

Gnomeo and Juliet Interview

James McAvoy and Anne Hathaway in Contention for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Written by marcie on December 14 2010

James McAvoy (Atonement) and Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs) have been added to the list of potential actors being considered for the feature film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies combines Jane Austen’s 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice with elements of zombie horror fiction.

McAvoy and Hathaway – who previously starred together in Becoming Jane – join Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) and Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), who have also been linked to the adaptation in recent weeks, as potential candidates.

Mike White (Year of the Dog) is attached to direct, after replacing David O. Russell, with Natalie Portman (Black Swan) on board as producer.

Source:HeyYouGuys

McAvoy to play Mr. Darcy


Written by marcie on December 15 2010

James McAvoy is reportedly set to star as Mr. Darcy in a new horror adaptation of Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a new film based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s book, adds flesh-eating monsters to Austen’s period novel.

Scarlett Johansson has been linked to the role of Elizabeth Bennet, and Scottish actor McAvoy is in talks to play her leading love interest, according to Britain’s Daily Record.

Austen’s classic novel was previously revived in a 2005 version starring Keira Knightley, who won an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the leading lady.

Source:Toronto Sun

Has James McAvoy Signed On To Pride And Prejudice And Zombies?


Written by marcie on December 29 2010

With Mike White set as the official directing replacement for David O. Russell on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it’s time to start building a cast. While Natalie Portman was originally signed on to star as Elizabeth Bennet, her departure in October has left the slot vacant for the past two months. There was rumor a little while back that Portman’s The Other Boleyn Girl co-star Scarlett Johansson would be taking the reins, but this story
isn’t about Ms. Bennet – it’s about Mr. Darcy. Scottish Newspaper The Daily Record reports that James McAvoy has been cast as the romantic hero who helps Ms. Bennet stave off swarms of the undead. Based on the book of the same title by Seth Grahame-Smith, the film retells the classic Jane Austen story with a horror and comic twist.

While McAvoy is the kind of actor born to play a role like Mr. Darcy, there is one thing that I find somewhat suspicious about that article. The article casually says that Anne Hathaway is the top contender for the lead role, though her name has never been mentioned in association with the film
before. It’s entirely possible that Hathaway could be interested in the film, but the article is so blase about the idea that it seems questionable. Then again, I most certainly wouldn’t complain about Hathaway and McAvoy headlining this project – frankly, it sounds perfect.

Source: Cinema Blend

X-Men: First Class: James McAvoy, the mind behind the X


Written by marcie on January 13 2011

Fox moved at superheroic speed to fill out the members of “X-Men: First Class” — starting with the man who leads the pack.

The studio hired James McAvoy to play the role of Charles Xavier, the professor who organizes the X-Men band of mutants into a group (and force for good). Patrick Stewart played Xavier in the original set of pictures, but of course as an origin story, many of the characters in “First Class” will skew younger.

McAvoy, who’s next up in the Robert Redford post-Civil War drama “The Conspirator,” has played in films with superhero themes before, primarily as a lead character in the assassin picture “Wanted.”

Aussie bombshell Rose Byrne will play Moira MacTaggert, a scientist and love interest of Xavier.

Source: Brand X Daily

McAvoy teases ‘X-Men: First Class’


Written by marcie on January 25 2011

James McAvoy has revealed that he will not be participating in many of the fight scenes in X-Men: First Class.

McAvoy, who plays Professor X in the upcoming prequel, spoke to Screen Rant about his character, stating that he is rarely involved in the movie’s fight scenes.

“[Professor X] is not too combat savvy in this film, it has to be said. He doesn’t do too much, he’s sort of a consultant with the combat guys,” said McAvoy.

He continued: “But he does get involved in a few little bits of fisticuffs, I wouldn’t say that he comes out well in any of them, but I wouldn’t say that he gets his ass kicked either. Yeah, he’s not particularly combat ready.”

The actor also addressed the rumors about the ending of the film, which reportedly concludes with Professor X bald and in a wheelchair, as the character appears later in life.

“You’ll have to wait and see, you’ll have to wait and see,” McAvoy said. “It’s actually quite satisfying when you get to say that: ‘I’m not allowed to say’. Because nobody’s actually told you that you’re not allowed to say, but it’s sort of implied.”

X-Men: First Class opens in cinemas on June 3.

Source: Digital Spy

James McAvoy Shows Off His Patrick Stewart Impression, Jokes About Professor X’s Mutant Power


Written by marcie on January 28 2011

Gnomeo and Juliet Premiere Experience


Written by marcie on February 04 2011

Mike the Fan boy wanted to share with us the Gnomeo and Juliet Premiere from the El Captain. You can read his minute to minute adventure at his site. Click on the source url below.

James McAvoy Signing

Souce: MiketheFanBoy

Emily Blunt and James McAvoy Talk Meeting Elton John and Gnome Fears!


Written by marcie on February 10 2011

X-Men First Class Trailer


Written by marcie on February 13 2011

James McAvoy interview


Written by marcie on February 16 2011

The day before I met James McAvoy I asked a female friend of mine which qualities came to mind when she thought of him. “Sexual energy,” she replied promptly. “Also, a certain type of male cockiness.”

When I put this to McAvoy, he rocks back in his chair, puffs out his cheek and blows a long, incredulous, but not entirely undelighted sounding raspberry.

“Wowser!” he says. “Sexual energy, eh? That’s really good to know. This friend of yours, can she see? Actually, the cockiness I’m probably aware of because I’ve done it on purpose a few times with the character I’ve played. Still, it’s nice to be told.”

There are, however, few if any opportunities for McAvoy to show off his sexual energy or his cockiness in his latest role. He plays a lovestruck garden gnome called Gnomeo in the animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet, a tragic – but not too tragic – saga of love, enmity and pointy hats. While this may not have been the most challenging role of McAvoy’s career, it’s certainly been one of the more time-consuming: he’s been working on it off and on for more than three years.

“It’s been very peculiar. I’d come in every three or four months, and for half a day I’d try to hit as many scenes as I could and offer up as many ideas as possible. And then I’d go away and come back three or four months later.”

Source: Telegraph

X-Men in love says McAvoy


Written by marcie on March 03 2011

ACTOR James McAvoy says the latest X-Men film is like a superhero “love story” – between two males.

The Scot is a young Charles Xavier in First Class which explores his early years with fellow mutant Erik – played by Michael Fassbender – who later becomes his nemesis Magneto.

McAvoy, 31, said: “This is the first time in their lives they’ve met someone who is an equal, someone who understands them and can connect and push them too.

“Charles is fascinated with Erik and his potential.”

The film, set round the 1960s Cuban missile crisis, is out on June 3.

Source: thesun.co.uk

Anna Karenina’ Waits Saoirse Ronan and James McAvoy’s Confirmation


Written by marcie on April 08 2011

As his young assassin film “Hanna” is going to hit theaters soon, director Joe Wright has already made plans for his next project, “Anna Karenina”. After speculations went viral that Saoirse Ronan and James McAvoy were up to play in the drama film, Wright has confirmed the rumor by saying that he is waiting for Saoirse and James’ answers.

Recently, Wright has spoken to The Playlist about the rumor. He stated, “Keira [Knightley]’s confirmed, Jude Law’s confirmed, Aaron Johnson’s confirmed, Kelly Macdonald’s confirmed, Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed. I’m still waiting on Saoirse and James.”

However, the director, who helmed 2007’s “Atonement”, seemingly doubts James’ involvement as he has just welcomed a son with Anne-Marie Duff. “I’m not sure about James, he recently just had a baby so [he’s busy],” so he said.

There are not yet details about the characters Saoirse and James will play. In the meantime, Keira will star as the title character in the forthcoming movie. Jude will be Karenin, the husband of Anna Karenina, while Aaron will play Johnson Vronsky, Karenina’s lover.

“Anna Karenina” is a romantic film adapted from the Leo Tolstoy classic. It centers on a woman who is stuck in a loveless marriage and struggles with her attraction to a soldier. Tim Bevan will serve as the producer, while Tom Stoppard pens the script for the upcoming project. The film is slated to come out in 2012.

Source: Aceshowbiz

X-Men First Class International Trailer


Written by marcie on May 06 2011

Tearful advice from James McAvoy


Written by marcie on June 03 2011

James McAvoy has revealed he has taken lessons from one of TV’s most notorious failed actors – Friends character Joey.

The Scottish screen star has admitted his technique for crying on cue involved some tweaking in a sensitive area, copied from the sitcom.

James, whose films include Atonement, made his confession as he chatted to Graham Norton for the presenter’s BBC1 chat show, to be screened on Friday.

Joey – played by Matt Le Blanc – famously described in one edition of long-running US series Friends how he would pinch himself painfully in the nether regions to make himself cry.

Asked how he can summon the tears, James said: “Generally I can do it when I need to, but every now and then I’ve had to get the tweezers out and do the Joey Tribbiani trick.”

The star also said he used to pass the time while working in a bakery before he found acting fame by writing a wish list of girls he fancied.

“I worked in a bakery making fairy cakes. It was dull and I worked on my own so I used to write all the names of all the girls I wanted to sleep with in the cakes in jam. That got me through the night.”

Source: belfasttelegraph.co.uk

USA Today Interview


Written by marcie on June 15 2011

James McAvoy to get into a Trance?


Written by marcie on June 26 2011

James McAvoy is reportedly in early talks to star in Danny Boyle’s Trance.

The Scottish star is set to step in for his X-Men: First Class co-star Michael Fassbender, who had previously been attached to the role of a shady gang leader, said Variety.

The gritty thriller – which is due to start production in September – would tell the story of an auction house assistant who masterminds a heist, but things don’t go according to plan.

Oscar-winning director Danny is expected to start work on Trance before taking time off to focus on his Olympic duties, where he is acting as artistic director for the opening ceremony at the London 2012 games.

James – who plays Professor Charles Xavier in Matthew Vaughn’s superhero prequel – is due to start shooting British crime movie Welcome To The Punch.

Source: belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Portrait Magazine


Written by marcie on July 02 2011

Portrait Magazine has posted an article on James and he is featured on the cover. You can read their article on their site: James McAvoy: 20 Things You Need to Know About the First Class Star @ Portrait Magazine.net

An Update Finally


Written by marcie on November 27 2011

James McAvoy Talks ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

In the animated family film Arthur Christmas, hitting theaters on November 23rd, actor James McAvoy voices Arthur, the awkward but enthusiastic youngest son to Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent). When the ultra-high-tech Christmas gift delivery system fails, missing one child out of hundreds of millions, Arthur embarks on a rogue mission, with the help of his rather naughty Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) and a giftwrapping-obsessed elf (Ashley Jensen), to deliver the last present before Christmas morning.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, James McAvoy talked about his desire to want to do more films for kids because they’re the best audience around, that he responded to the integrity and humor in the story, the challenge of voicing a character that is always so enthusiastic and nice, and that, if given the choice, he would likely go with the simple and classic ways of doing things versus the high-tech ones. He also talked about how freaky it was to watch even 10 minutes of the Showtime remake of Shameless (he starred in the original), his hopes for the X-Men: First Class sequel, which has not been greenlit yet, the amazing experience he’s had working with director Danny Boyle on Trance, for which he has one day left of shooting, how good the action-thriller Welcome to the Punch turned out, and shooting the fantastic but twisted script for Irvine Welsh’s Filth, starting in January 2012.

Source: Collinder

Take a look at James McAvoy in Filth


Written by marcie on January 24 2012

McAvoy plays Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, an Edinburgh policeman with an unfortunate predilection for booze, drugs and sexually abusive relationships.

As Christmas approaches, Robertson is hoping for a nice long blow-out to indulge his various vices, but the matter of a missing wife and child and a racially fraught murder case soon complicate matters.

With a tapeworm Robertson develops serving as one of the novel’s narrators, the subject material is anything but conventional, so Scottish director Jon S. Baird will likely have his work cut out for him.

Source: Total Film

Soccer Aid 2012


Written by marcie on May 28 2012

James McAvoy and Ed Norton are teaming up to play against England in this year’s Soccer Aid. The charity football match, which raises funds for Unicef, sees the Rest of the World take on England at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The England team will be captained by Robbie Williams, and will include Mark Owen, Olly Murs and John Bishop, plus football legends David Seaman and Teddy Sherringham.

New pictures from the Soccer Aid 2012 Event have been added to the gallery. And you can view video here.

Source: ITN

James McAvoy Stars in ‘MacBeth’ on London’s West End


Written by marcie on December 21 2012

BAFTA-winner and Golden Globe-nominee James McAvoy will star in a new production of Shakespeare’s “MacBeth” early next year in London’s West End.

The performances are scheduled for February 9-April 27, 2013 at Trafalgar Transformed at the U.K.’s Trafalgar Studios, and will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.

“I am thrilled to announce the first production for Trafalgar Transformed – a season of politically-charged power plays on the doorstep of Whitehall, accompanied by a festival of platform events, discussions and readings,” said Lloyd in a statement. “We hope to welcome new and diverse audiences to the West End and I am very excited to engage with schools and other groups via a series of bespoke workshops and masterclasses.”

Here’s how press notes describe the new production of “Macbeth.”

Shakespeare’s darkest tale play out in a dystopian Scotland brutalized by war. Under a toxic fog, Macbeth begins his tormented struggle for power fueled by ambition and paranoia.

McAvoy told the Daily Mail that he want’s to play the role before he is “too old.”

“I don’t think there’s any age he has to be, but in my mind he’s a captain of men and doing the fighting,” McAvoy said. “He’s someone who has recently found out what it’s like to rip someone’s head off, stick it on a pike and stick it on a castle, and that sounds to me like a young man’s game.”

The actor last appeared on stage in 2009 in Three Days of Rain at London’s Apollo Theatre. That production also was directed by Lloyd. He also has starred in a slew of films, including “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “Wanted,” “Becoming Jane,” “Atonement” and “X-Men: First Class.” He will soon appear in “X Men: Days of Future Past.”

Source: broadwaytour.net

McAvoy MacBeth


Written by marcie on January 15 2013

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 whiskey, there will be blood.”

But the dark play won’t be as unnerving for McAvoy as when he starred in Privates On Parade with former EastEnders actor Nigel Harman.

“We both came on naked and had to stand to attention for five minutes,” he said. “I thought I would look at the audience and realized my sister was there.”

Source: thesun.co.uk

New Stills from MacBeth and Timeout Interview


Written by marcie on February 19 2013

We’re all imposters in Hollywood

This is an all-Scottish ‘Macbeth’, in the shadow of the coming independence referendum.
‘We are doing it at a very important time and on the doorstep of Downing Street, which is great. I’m half expecting Alex Salmond to turn up and do something funny. I’ve seen “Macbeth” before and everybody’s English apart from one Scottish witch – what’s that all about?’

Your own bit of Scotland, Drumchapel outside Glasgow, is pretty hairy: does your background keep your feet on the ground in Hollywood?
‘It does, but I don’t really like seeing Drumchapel as a bad place: it’s not fair to the people that live there. One of the weird things about Hollywood is we’re all imposters; we’re all just glammed up. At a proper Hollywood party – an Oscars party – you look around and go, “Fuck, he’s a movie star and she’s a movie star and he got six million dollars for a film,” but it’s clear everybody’s the same. Your initial instinct might be “How the fuck did I get here?” but after a couple of years you go, “The same way every fucker else did.”’

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Source: Timeout

New photoshoot and Macbeth Opening Night


Written by marcie on February 26 2013

Posted a new photo shoot from Louise Haywood-Schiefer and some photos from James’s Macbeth Opening Night. You can view all those in the gallery.

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James pulls out for Welcome To The Punch Q&A


Written by marcie on March 03 2013

James was scheduled to do PR for Welcome to the Punch, however due to some reason he pulled out. For whatever reason that was we hope it was nothing too serious, but we wish him well. The following events are still going on. I posted those on our facebook page.

Meet the Filmmakers: Welcome to the Punch

Tuesday 5 March, 4:30 pm

Apple Store, Regent Street

Join James McAvoy, Mark Strong and writer-director Eran Creevy as they discuss their new film, Welcome to the Punch. Come early as seating is limited.

On a brighter note, I will be adding the Welcome to the Punch Featurette to the site as well as the Top Gear Video.

Welcome to the Punch and Neverwhere


Written by marcie on March 05 2013

I added a whole bunch of stuff on James on our facebook page, was too much to list but I posted things from Neverwhere, Top Gear, Welcome to the Punch and over 42 pictures to the gallery. I will make an entire post tomorrow.

Welcome to the Punch and New Stuff


Written by marcie on March 08 2013

Posted tons of stuff on our facebook page and twitter. But what’s new is two new photoshoots by Tibor Kolley and Simon Lipman. The pictures can be viewed in the gallery. One of the new shoots is in Esquire UK April issue. And I also posted some random stuff in the gallery as well.

 

Trance Premiere


Written by marcie on March 20 2013

Trance had its London Premiere, so I added a few images in the gallery to view.

Gallery Update:

Neverwhere Rehearsals
Trance Stills, Posters and Set pics
South Bank Awards
Red Nose
Trance London Premiere
MacBeth photocall
David Bebber Photoshoot

Newest Videos and Articles:

Trance World Premiere
James on Trance

Flith Trailer


Written by marcie on April 11 2013

MacBeth Press Conference


Written by marcie on April 28 2013

X-Men: Days of Future Past


Written by marcie on May 09 2013

James has been revealed as Charles Xavier in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past thanks to Bryan Singer.

XMen Futures Past

From the looks of this, Xavier will be hanging on to his locks for a while yet, and, given that the portion of the film featuring the First Class cast will be set in the 1970s, he’s gone for it, including a mane that might even impress Hugh Jackman’s Logan.

Days Of Future Past finds the X-team in real trouble in a dark alternate future where mutants are hunted down, put in internment camps or killed by the robotic sentinels. To stop this happening will require the efforts not only of the present-day team (including Jackman, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Daniel Cudmore), but also the younger versions of some of them in the ’70s (with McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult all returning).

It’s all being shot in 3D right now in Canada ready for a July 17, 2014 release date.

Source: EmpireOnline

Toronto: 21 Hot Festival Titles for Sale


Written by marcie on September 08 2013

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her’

Director: Ned Benson
Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy
The Buzz: One of the fest’s most ambitious projects, it could prove puzzling: Benson has made two films about a troubled marriage — one from the wife’s perspective, the other from the husband’s — packaged together as one 190-minute film.

Source:THR

British Independent Film Awards


Written by marcie on December 08 2013

Congratulations to Mr. McAvoy for winning the award for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for his portrayal Bruce Robertson in Filth.

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Behind-The-Scenes Image From X-Men: Days Of Future Past


Written by marcie on December 30 2013

Were you worried that X-Men: Days Of Future Past would be less groovy than its predecessor, X-Men: First Class, after swapping the swingin’ ’60s for the ’70s? Worry no more! This exclusive new behind-the-scenes image from the new issue of Empire (out Tuesday, December 31) proves that the principal cast, and director Bryan Singer, are styling as hard as ever in their Starsky & Hutch-style threads.

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Jameson Empire Awards 2014: The Winners


Written by marcie on March 31 2014

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Jameson BEST ACTOR?
James McAvoy (Filth)?
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)?
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street)?
Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)?
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

To say that this was our biggest Awards ever is an understatement. We had Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Simon Pegg, Paul Greengrass, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson and a wealth of other talent from across the film and telly spectrum in the room. Well-deserved awards went to the likes of Sally Hawkins, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, and even though he probably needs to build an extension to hold his awards haul, Alfonso Cuarón won two, accepting via video message and through his effects cohort Neil Corbould.

Source: Empire

Yahoo Movies Interview


Written by marcie on April 06 2014

The Olivier Awards 2014


Written by marcie on April 14 2014

New pictures added from the Olivier Awards.

X-Men: Days of Future Past” star James McAvoy attended the Laurence Olivier Awards in London on Sunday.

New photo from Eleanor Rigby


Written by marcie on May 04 2014

New photo from the disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. I have added clips from Graham Norton and some new stuff on X Men on our facebook page. I’ll try and add it all for you here in this post.

Here’s an extended clip from X-Men *You Abandon Me” And another where Wolverine meets Beast. As well as two more clips from Graham Norton: Hugh running naked on set, Michael Fassbender dancing to Blurred Lines.

Soccer Aid 2014


Written by marcie on May 07 2014

James McAvoy will be joining the star-studded Rest of the World team for Soccer Aid 2014. James will be joining plenty of other famous faces and footballing legends (including Jose Mourinho!) in a celebrity football match to raise money for UNICEF’s work with vulnerable children all over the world.

Soccer Aid


Written by marcie on May 09 2014

Soccer Aid is a celebrity football match broadcast live on ITV 1 and aims to raise millions of pounds for UNICEF’s crucial work in changing children’s lives all over the world. Every two years, two teams of celebrities and football legends from England and the Rest of the World play a match to raise funds for UNICEF’s work with vulnerable children.

Soccer Aid began in 2006 as a brainwave of UNICEF UK Ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes. It is now in its fifth year and has cumulatively raised over £12 million to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children get life-saving food, medicine and clean water.
Every day, children are in serious danger and thousands die needlessly in the struggle against poverty, hunger and disease. Time is running out for millions of children. It’s time for us all to act.

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Each squad has 12 celebrities, six footballing legends (including one goalkeeper) and a professional manager. In the first half each team plays with their professional goalie and in the second their celebrity goalkeeper takes to the pitch.

To view the celebs participating in this years Soccer Aid Event you can read the following list at: Unicef.org

This year’s Soccer Aid match is at Old Trafford, Manchester. Soccer Aid will be broadcast live on ITV1 and online from 6pm on Sunday 8 June, presented by Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Gallacher.

They will also have a preview show on Friday 6 June on ITV1 where you can catch all the behind the scenes action from the training ground and find out more about how Soccer Aid is helping to save and change children’s lives.

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New York Premiere


Written by marcie on May 11 2014

Added new pics from the XMen Days of Future’s Past New York Premiere and After Party pics.

Sao Paulo Premiere


Written by marcie on May 17 2014

The Disappearance of Eleanor Ribgy Trailer


Written by marcie on June 27 2014

James for Prada


Written by marcie on July 01 2014

James does the IceBucket Challenge


Written by marcie on August 21 2014

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Jose Mourinho accepts Didier Drogba and Lebo Mohuba’s ?#?ALSIceBucketChallenge?, and nominates his daughter Matilde, and friends Bryan Adams and James McAvoy…

BFI London Premiere


Written by marcie on October 19 2014

The Ruling Class Interview


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No Matter What


Written by marcie on December 31 2014

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Small keeps asking his mummy if she will love him if he turns into a bug, or a crocodile, or even a grizzly bear. Find out what wise words she uses to reassure him in the bedtime story No Matter What, read by James McAvoy.

Saturday January 3, 2015

Source: bbc.co.uk

No Matter What


Written by marcie on January 06 2015

The Ruling Class


Written by marcie on January 18 2015

I posted some new pics from the Ruling Class and one portrait session from the Telegraph.


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Wee Granny’s Magic Bag


Written by marcie on January 25 2015

Here’s the second video from the BBC’s CBeebies Bedtime Stories, read by James McAvoy.

Jameson Empire Film Awards


Written by marcie on March 30 2015



New images from the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015. Stars including Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe attended the star-studded ceremony, which was hosted by James Nesbitt. X-Men: Days Of Future Past was named best sci-fi/fantasy film and The Babadook was voted best horror.



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More capture of the Victor Frankenstein painting


Written by marcie on June 21 2015

Ciara McAvoy has release a few more captures of her painting for Victor Frankenstein you can view those down below.

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Movie Pilot Interview


Written by marcie on July 14 2015

Superhero Role? FEAT. Victor Frankenstein Cast – EW/MP

WHAT?! Daniel Radcliffe asked to be THIS superhero 3 times?!Why do they keep turning him down? Live from the Entertainment Weekly studio #EWComicCon #moviepilotSDCC

Posted by moviepilot.com on Monday, July 13, 2015

Conan Interview


Written by marcie on July 14 2015

I was sent links to the Conan interview some i posted on our facebook page others I forgot to post so here they all are including a pic from the interview. It’s on a playlist that will play all the clips so enjoy.

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James and Joy attend the Martian Premiere


Written by marcie on September 25 2015

James recently attended the London Martian Premiere with his sister Joy McAvoy. You can view several pics down below.

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James on Frankenstein, Daniel Radcliffe and Igor


Written by marcie on September 28 2015

James Piece by Piece


Written by marcie on September 28 2015

Dan talks about Victor Frankenstein


Written by marcie on September 28 2015

Frankenstein Gallery update


Written by marcie on October 23 2015

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First Look at Victor Frankenstein


Written by marcie on November 07 2015

Frankenstein Promo Week


Written by marcie on November 09 2015

Lots of stuff arising with Victor Frankenstein today we still have AOL Build, the Today Show, SnapChat, Frankenstein B Roll and an Victor Frankenstein Interview. Pictures have been loaded into our gallery from the Today Show, AOL Build and Snapchat. See all videos after the jump. There’s major spoilers in the BRoll so don’t watch it if you don’t want to see spoilers.

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X-Men: Apocalypse: On Set Of The ‘Darker, Heavier’ X-Men Sequel


Written by marcie on January 21 2016

“I’m a huge ‘Game Of Thrones’ fan,” director of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Bryan Singer tells Yahoo Movies on the set of the forthcoming X-sequel.

“There’s a crossover between ‘X-Men’ and ‘Game Of Thrones’, they’re both about a younger generation finding their powers, finding out who they are, and what their place in the world is. I like how the show’s about different groups of people moving towards a common goal. They don’t even know if that’s the right goal, who wants to sit on that uncomfortable throne? I don’t! Everyone in King’s Landing is miserable. But for some reason they want that power.”

July, 2015, Montreal, Canada. We’re watching a bald man loom out of the shadows in a stone room, somewhere in a violent foreign land. Emotion wracks his face, and a solitary tear trickles down his cheek. We brace ourselves to hear the iconic line “The horror, the horror” before remembering we’re not actually on the set of ‘Apocalypse Now’, but ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. We’re not seeing Marlon Brando shoot a key scene as Colonel Kurtz, but James McAvoy’s Professor X. His head’s shaved for accuracy, not madness. But we’re not the only ones to spot a similarity.

“We talked about Kurtz and the lighting of that reveal [in ‘Apocalypse Now’],” Singer tells us. “Obviously, they did it for that character because Brando showed up so fat Coppola didn’t know how to introduce him, and he thought ‘I’ll do it very slowly and gradually and hide the body’ because it might be a shock to the audience. There was a practicality, which ended up being a piece of magnificent artistry, with one of the greatest improvised monologues in film history. Here, there’s nothing that direct, but we do laugh about it looking through the monitor.”

Of course, it’s not every day you hear a director compare their superhero project to one of the most adult shows on television, and to one of the darkest war movies of the ‘70s, but it appears ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a very different beast to its predecessors.

Source: Yahoo

New X Men Apocalypse Stills


Written by marcie on February 06 2016

Gallery Link:
Movies > XMen Apocalypse > Stills

Victor Frankenstein (EXCLUSIVE)


Written by marcie on February 23 2016

Thanks to our friends at FOX Home Entertainment they have sent us some exclusive Behind the scenes content to post for you. You can catch more of it on our Dan site as well at SimplyDanielRadcliffe.com Victor Frankenstein is available today on Digital HD.


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Lunch with James McAvoy – National Theatre London Prize


Written by marcie on March 01 2016

On Wednesday 2 March, the National Theatre will be hosting the Young Patrons Gala in support of emerging artists. Ahead of the event, we would like to share with you our Live and Silent Auction lots– including a chance to have Lunch with James McAvoy! You can have the opportunity to meet the famous actor here: brightyoungthingsgala-bid.com Submit a bid for the Live Auction ahead of the event. Be bold and get involved – this is no rehearsal!

New X-Men Apocalypse Trailer


Written by marcie on March 17 2016

New Trailer from XMen Apocalypse.

Empire May Scans


Written by marcie on April 09 2016

Added new scans from Empire UK

X-Men Apocalypse Final Trailer


Written by marcie on April 25 2016

Two New stills from X-Men Apocalypse


Written by marcie on May 03 2016

Just uploaded two new stills into the gallery featuring James as Charles

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New X-Men Apocalypse Stills


Written by marcie on May 05 2016

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X-Men London Premiere


Written by marcie on May 09 2016

New pics from The London Premiere of X-Men Apocalypse and Press Conference

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First photo from Submergence


Written by marcie on May 11 2016

A first glimpse at romantic thriller Submergence shows X-Men star James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, in her first role after winning the Oscar, in an intense embrace.

Embankment is selling the Wim Wenders-directed feature at Cannes this week, having already secured deals in more than 30 territories since Berlin’s European Film Market in February, including the UK (Lionsgate); France (Mars/Selective); Germany (NFP/Warners); Spain (Antenna 3); Canada (Elevation); and Latin America (California). Further deals are pending.

Adapted by Erin Dignam from the novel by JM Ledgard, Submergence is the story of James More (McAvoy), a water engineer who is taken hostage in Somalia by Jihadist fighters who suspect that he is a British spy. Danielle ‘Danny’ Flinders (Vikander) is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory of the origin of life on the planet.

The two had met just a few weeks earlier, in an isolated hotel on the Atlantic coast, where they were both preparing for their dangerous missions. Now worlds apart, unable to reach each other, the film follows Danny as she descends in a submersible to the ocean floor, without even knowing if James is still alive.

X Men Apocalypse Update


Written by marcie on May 24 2016

James has been doing interviews for X-Men I added most of them to our playlist on youtube. Also they did an AOL Build Interview you can see that below.

First look at Split


Written by marcie on July 27 2016

Evening Standard Awards


Written by marcie on November 16 2016

James attended the Evening Standard awards I have posted some photos of it down below.

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New photos from Mr Porter


Written by marcie on January 12 2017

James did a new interview for Mr. Porter you can see the new photos below and read the interview at Mr. Porter.

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X-Men Dark Phoenix New Stills


Written by marcie on January 03 2018

I have add two new stills from X-Men Dark Phoenix and I would also like to announce that I am keeping the site so its not closing in June.

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Legion Star Dan Stevens Teases Professor X in Season 2


Written by marcie on March 06 2018

The first season of Legion ended with the bombshell reveal that David Haller was adopted, and that his father has a significant role in the X-Men universe.

Well, if you’re a fan of Marvel Comics it probably wasn’t a “bombshell” per se, but when it was confirmed that Professor X was the David’s biological dad in the show, it was a revelation all the same.

Series star Dan Stevens spoke with Collider about that reveal and teased how it would come in to play in Season 2, though his comments seem to indicate that fans should be patient to find out more about Charles Xavier’s role in the FX series.

Asked if the reveal would be affect David moving forward, Stevens said simply said “it’s always there.”

“It’s always plaguing him or ringing bells in the background of whatever is going on,” said Stevens. “It’s less at the forefront of his mind, at the beginning of this season, but it definitely comes into play, as we move on, as it does naturally for people who discover that they are adopted. It’s an intriguing prospect, I’ll say that.”

Professor X has yet to actually appear on the series, though he was depicted as a chalk drawing in David’s mind as he attempted to decipher his relationship with the Shadow King. Then there was a shot of his iconic wheelchair, which Stevens revealed has a special connection to the X-Men cinematic universe.

“[That was] the actual wheelchair from The X-Men movies, by the way, which was awesome,” Stevens said. “It came up to Vancouver in a special crate and there was almost a ceremony, as it was un-boxed. It was really cool.”

Legion showrunner Noah Hawley has toyed with the idea of including Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy, the two actors famous for playing Professor X on the big screen. It remains to be seen if either will make an appearance, if Hawley will cast someone new, or if they’ll go a different route entirely.

But Stevens basically offered Stewart the job while both were appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, after Stewart said he was retiring from the role since Logan had premiered in theaters.

When Stevens responded with the opportunity to reprise the role on Legion, Stewart answered enthusiastically: “ABSOLUTELY. One hundred percent.”

We’ll see which iteration — if any — shows up on the second season of Legion after it premieres on FX on April 3rd.

Submergence Trailer 2


Written by marcie on March 07 2018

Submergence will be released in U.S. theaters through Samuel Goldwyn Films on April 13, 2018.

5 things you didn’t know about James Mcavoy


Written by marcie on March 16 2018

James McAvoy, 38, returns as the voice of the garden gnome from Gnomeo and Juliet in Sherlock Gnomes (March 23).

In the new animated caper, Gnomeo and his lady love (Emily Blunt) summon the detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) to thwart a gnome-napper.

Here are five facts about the Scottish actor who got his first big break in HBO’s Band of Brothers and starred in The Last King of Scotland and Atonement.

1.In his youth, he considered becoming a missionary to travel the world, then thought about joining the navy.
2. To pay for drama school, he worked at a bakery for nearly three years.
3.He broke his hand while working on Split (2016), concealed his injury for several days before going to an urgent-care clinic in Philadelphia, then continued with the shoot.
4.His fans call themselves “McAvoyeurs.”
5.He crashed a 1980s Porsche 911 on the set of Atomic Blonde (2017) when a stunt went wrong.

Watch the trailer below and tell us if you’ll be heading to the theater to see Sherlock Gnomes when it opens March 23.

James on Fallon for Sherlock Gnomes


Written by marcie on March 22 2018

James McAvoy reveals his favorite thing about doing voiceovers for animated films like Sherlock Gnomes, and chats about the time he got to try on a pair of producer Elton John’s famous frames.

James McAvoy explains how he ended up in Jennifer Lawrence’s trailer wrapped in her PAW Patrol sleeping bag watching his own movie and drops hints about his next M. Night Shyamalan film, a follow-up to Unbreakable and Split.

Bohemian Rhapsody’ to release in November, ‘X-Men’ delayed


Written by marcie on March 30 2018

Collider’s source has it that over half of The New Mutants could up end up being reshot, which is set to star Game Of Thrones alum Maisie Williams and Split breakout star Anya Taylor-Joy.

Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “the movie was in post-production and insiders say it had come in slightly under-budget”.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix based on the classic X-Men comic series The Dark Phoenix Saga, will feature the story of the Phoenix Force inheriting Jen Grey’s (Sophie Turner) body, unlocking her true power and turning her into a unsafe force.

I actually thought they were adding in Warlock to lighten the tone and make it more in line with a Marvel Studios movie; however, that apparently isn’t the case or at least isn’t any more. They also point out that they are not necessarily a bad thing-true enough, but we also know of fewer instances where it is a good thing.

Deadpool 2 is right around the corner, but it’ll be the last X-Men-related movie for a while as both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants have now been pushed back to 2019.

According to Collider, Boone delivered a new cut of the film, but Fox executives have pushed for more additional photography, to ensure the horror-inspired New Mutants is tonally distinctive, much in the same way Deadpool and Logan are.

For its part, Dark Phoenix was on track for a November 2018 release until Fox green-lit a reworking of the film’s final third. The film written and directed by Simon Kinberg, will feature the returns of Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler).

We’re beyond ready for Kinberg’s directorial take on the X-Men, so we’re seriously hoping Fox is able to stick by its new release date.

Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy & More Shatter ‘Glass’ Trailer At CinemaCon


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

“It’s about the time I get the title role in my motherfu**ing movie!” said Samuel L. Jackson before introducing the clip to Universal/Blumhouse’s Glass, a combo follow-up to both M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable and Split. Jackson was on hand with Shyamalan, and stars Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson.

Trailer beings with Paulson’s Dr. Ellie Staple narrating; she’s a therapist who treats patients who think they’re superheros, and she’s lecturing Willis’ Dunn, Jackson’s Mr. Glass and McAvoy’s multipersonality guy. “Good for you,” McAvoy’s character responds to her. Doctor tells Dunn “you think you have super powers” as he flashbacks to memories of the train he saved. Essentially, McAvoy’s alter egos team up with Glass and all hell breaks loose outside the asylum. “Some of you don’t die with bullets, some of you bend steel,” the doctor tells Glass.

Jan. 18, 2019, Glass happens.

James McAvoy is aiming to play Cyrano De Bergerac on stage next year


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

James McAvoy is angling to have a very famous nose.

The star of stage and screen told EW he’s hoping to return to the London stage in 2019 in a production of Cyrano De Bergerac, the play originally penned in 1897 that tells the story of a gifted poet who pines for the beautiful Roxane, but fears his large nose will prevent him from finding romantic happiness.

The play has been translated from the French and adapted for modern audiences dozens of times, and it’s unclear which adaptation, if not a new one, McAvoy would hope to bring to the boards. “We’re just trying to find the time and find the space,” he said.

McAvoy also added that he’s hoping to partner with longtime theatrical collaborator Jamie Lloyd on the production. Lloyd would direct, with McAvoy starring. Most recently, the two worked on Macbeth and The Ruling Class together, which both ran to rave reviews at London’s Trafalgar Studios and earned McAvoy Olivier Award nominations.

McAvoy has worked with Lloyd in the theater for more than a decade, and they share a love of tackling plays with a violent, visceral approach. “I know he’ll hit hard and do them very on-the-front-foot, which is the kind of thing I like,” he said. “I feel like Cyrano is a great opportunity to do both physical and verbal fireworks, so fingers crossed, we can marry both.”

James McAvoy forges a connection with Alicia Vikander in ‘Submergence’


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

Sci-fi superhero, fantasy creature, dangerous psycho, Shakespearean thespian, cop, comic, heartthrob — you name it.

There’s nothing James McAvoy cannot play.

The Scots actor is the romantic lead in Submergence, an intense love drama from filmmaker Wim Wenders. McAvoy plays a dedicated spy getting ready to go to Somalia to find a terrorist; Alicia Vikander co-stars as a scientist preparing for a trip to the bottom of the sea in a submersible. They meet in Normandy and fall in love before adventure separates them; the film covers love, life, and the universe, happy endings not guaranteed.

The film is in select theatres and VOD now.

An actor since adolescence, McAvoy trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and had breakout roles in The Last King of Scotland (2006) and Atonement (2007). His films include Wanted, Filth, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, the X-Men franchise, Split, Atomic Blonde and Muppets Most Wanted.

McAvoy has been in the news a lot lately as he’s rumoured to be playing the adult Bill Denbrough in the next chapter of It. We spoke to McAvoy when he visited TIFF.

You and the terrorist you’re hunting in Submergence have a few things in common. Have we seen anything this specific before?

I don’t know. Since I had a kid about seven years ago, I’ve only seen about four films. What surprised me was the commonality I found among people committed to something, who were willing to give up their life for something. I had a completely opposing view to the person I was playing, who was completely committed to something and willing to give up his life for it, and I found that the level of commitment on both sides was pretty similar. Both had this feeling of being disenfranchised, and therefore joined an organization they thought empowered them to change the world for the better. As they saw it. Same on both sides, whether it’s the entitled white guy from Britain [his character] or the disenfranchised guy from Africa. I find that quite a leveller in many ways, amongst very different people.

How did you and Alicia Vikander prepare to play these characters?

The four of us did a ton of chatting — me, Wim Wenders, Alicia and Erin Dignam, the writer — trying to figure out why they’re into each other, why does fate put them together just there, are they already connected before they meet, are we all connected, are we all touching each other. We got a bit touchy-feely with our chat on this film. It was all very head in the clouds, which was lovely, to get so romantic and try to unpack what love was. And sitting in a beautiful house in Normandy for a week and a half.

Have you begun work on X-Men and the Watership Down mini-series?

No, I just took a year off. Just staying home taking care of my kid. But I did three movies — Atomic Blonde, Split and Submergence — and a nice run of different characters before coming back and playing a character I’ve done four times now, in X Men. Good to get that bunch of desperate and diverse people in. [Laughs]

Your son is seven. Is he old enough to see X-Men?

No, but he’s a big fan of the comics. He’s never watched the movies or the cartoons. He started on the cartoons from the ‘90s, but it got too scary. He’s not too interested in anything I’ve done or his mother’s [Anne-Marie Duff] done. His interests lie mainly in cartoons that don’t involve our voices.

It Sequel Cast: James McAvoy Teases New Role, Bill Hader Stays Mum


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain are having a little too much fun with the It sequel casting rumors. On Thursday, Variety reported that McAvoy and Bill Hader are in talks to join the cast of the horror sequel to play the grown-up versions of Losers Club members Bill and Richie. Chastain has already been confirmed to play the grown-up version of Beverly.

A few hours after the casting news swept the Internet, Chastain posted a side-by-side still of herself with McAvoy in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and Bill and Beverly in the first It film. “Stalker,” she captioned it, tagging McAvoy and using the hashtag #ITfilm. Director Andy Muschietti also commented on the photo, as did producer Barbara Muschietti, leaving the comment, “when dreams come true…”

So that just about confirms it, right? This thing is definitely happening? On McAvoy’s Instagram—which, did you know he had Instagram? And that his username is JamesMcAvoyRealDeal? And that he mainly uses it for selfies where he’s flossing his Rock-like eyebrow arch, but sometimes uses it to dispel silly rumors, like one that spread about him reportedly eating 6,000 calories per day like some sort of psycho junior Michael Phelps? Anyway, now you do, so back to the matter at hand. On Thursday, McAvoy teased fans, posting an old photo of himself with Chastain and announcing that he’s in negotiations to be . . . her new hair stylist. Uh-huh.

“I’d like to confirm once and for all that I am in negotiations to be @jessicachastain’s new hair stylist,” he wrote. “I stepped in for her go to team a few years back and can’t wait to tame that mop of fire for all the mall openings and kids party paid appearances she’s got coming up. Needed a career change and this feels right. I just hope I can cut it. #wetperm #it #jessicachastainsnewhairguy #careerchange.”

Oh, how stars love to tease us as we wait for the ink on their contracts to dry. It: Chapter Two is set for a distant Sept. 6, 2019 release date, so we’re still a ways away from any new details. Bill Hader, meanwhile, has no social-media accounts to speak of, so we imagine that he’s getting in on the It sequel group chat or something, texting an endless stream of red balloon emojis to his future castmates.

Universal is Revisiting Old Favorites and Leaning Into Horror: CinemaCon 2018


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

With “Glass” (January, 2019), M. Night Shyalaman merges comic book and thriller genres as well the films “Unbreakable” and “Split.” Samuel L. Jackson lands his first title role — “like I’m in my own motherfucking movie, it’s about time!” — co-starring with Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson. In the first footage shown from the film, we see Paulson’s psychiatrist sitting down with her three patients suffering from delusions of super-hero grandeur. Little does she know.

Glass: Unbreakable Sequel Teases Team-Up, More


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

Spoilers for Unbreakable and Split lie ahead. Also, a bit of story information for Glass.

Glass seems to be shaping up to become the Avengers: Infinity War of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s own cinematic universe. Okay, that might be a tad hyperbolic, but it will serve as an exciting collision course of Shyamalan characters, notably headlined by Samuel L. Jackson, who returns as his character from 2000’s Unbreakable, the physically-fragile machinations-maker, Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr. Glass, for whom the new film is named. However, the latest details about Glass prove that the film will be a lot more than a sequel!

M. Night Shyamalan and star Samuel L. Jackson were on hand at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where the very first Glass footage was unveiled. After Jackson declared (in vintage fashion,) “It’s about time I got the title role in my own motherf**king movie,” the footage – which is not yet released for public consumption – was then screened for the industry-exclusive audience.

The Glass footage (reported via i09,) takes place in a mental institution, centering on the character, Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), who is relaying platitudes such as, “It’s amazing to meet you,” and “It’s simply extraordinary,” before divulging her specialisation for patients with “delusions of grandeur,” specifically those who believe themselves to be powered superheroes. At that point, the camera cuts, revealing Staple’s audience to be a very familiar trio in Unbreakable frenemies Mr. Glass (Jackson) and David Dunn (Bruce Willis), who are joined by Split character Kevin Wendell Crumb, a.k.a. Horde (James McAvoy).

Additionally, the footage also contains a shot revealing the returning Split character, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), who, besides a hallway walking scene, is also depicted in a reunion with former would-be-assailant, Kevin, asking him, “May I meet [one of his personalities] the Beast?,” at which point, the personality emerges in Kevin, who subsequently gets in the face of Mr. Glass before saying, “I believe that counts as the bad guys teaming up.”

That last line is definitely potent for Unbreakable fans, since it essentially confirms that Glass will tap into the comic book conventions that heavily influenced the first film to manifest as a kind of comic book movie. However, unlike the aforementioned Marvel Cinematic Universe mega-movie event Avengers: Infinity War, Glass will be a comic book movie that’s put through the more nuanced creative lens of M. Night Shyamalan. Indeed, Shyamalan himself comments on the smaller scope of his comic book-influenced ambitions, describing Glass as, “the first truly grounded comic book movie.”

Glass is scheduled to arrive at cinemas next January.

Alicia Vikander Prepares For The Worst Possible Death In This Exclusive Clip From “Submergence”


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

This might just be the long-distance relationship to end all long-distance relationships. After Danielle (Alicia Vikander) and James (James McAvoy) meet at a hotel in the middle-of-nowhere Normandy, they’re separated by their jobs. In this case, however, they’re a little more than a phone call away. James’ work with the British Secret Service gets him thrown into a cell by Jihadists in Somalia, and Danielle’s deep sea research takes her down, down into the ocean in her submersible. Separated by land, ocean, and evil forces, the two are sustained only by their connection to each other — even when they don’t know who will survive.

In this clip, premiering exclusively on Refinery29, Danielle explains to James just what could happen if the worst went down underwater.

While James keeps pressing her for details, he has no idea what’s in store for himself. Turns out they both have some dangerous journeys ahead, and it’s going to take more than love to overcome the elements.

Submergence premieres in the U.S. on Friday, April 13, so if you’re superstitious, you might want to cross your fingers extra tight for this couple. Watch the trailer below!

Sherlock Gnomes premiere: A chat with James McAvoy, his co-stars and the film’s creators


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

Following the box office success of their first animated garden adventure, the team behind Gnomeo and Juliet premiere its equally star-studded sequel Sherlock Gnomes in London. The long-awaited children’s movie brings back the familiar literary lovers alongside a host of new characters in an ode to Arthur Conan Doyle’s oft-adapted detective. We spoke to some of the big names behind the voices – James McAvoy, Stephen Merchant and Jamie Demetriou – as well as finding out what to expect from the film’s creators – producers Steve Hamilton Shaw and Carolyn Soper and director John Stevenson. We also heard about what the upcoming feature means to actor Blake Harrison and chef Monica Galetti.

Sherlock Gnomes is released nationwide on 11th May 2018.

‘Mamma Mia!’: Cher singing ABBA’s ‘Fernando’ brings balloon-drop celebration to CinemaCon


Written by marcie on April 26 2018

‘Glass’ looks to break big

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan introduced the first footage of Glass (Jan. 18). The film brings together two Shyamalan hits, combining characters from last year’s Split and 2000’s Unbreakable.

The footage was impressive, with Paulson playing a psych ward psychologist specializing in the growing field of “people who think they are superheroes.”

Jackson’s Mr. Glass, Willis’ David Dunn and McAvoy’s multiple-personality Split character are patients.

Willis called it a “deeply personal movie,” while Jackson joked about other incentives.

“It’s about time I got the title role in my own (expletive) movie,” he said.

Charlize Theron Feels ‘Grateful’ When Male Actors Like James McAvoy Step Aside and Let Women be the Star


Written by marcie on May 05 2018

Charlize Theron’s motherhood dramedy “Tully” and action film “Atomic Blonde” don’t necessarily have much in common, but the movies happen to mark two consecutive years in which Theron has led a movie without much interference from her male-costars. Theron tells The Associated Press that she was super grateful to work on both projects with actors like James McAvoy and Ron Linvingston, neither of whom had a problem stepping into the background and letting Theron take charge.

“Sometimes you’re super grateful when you get that. A lot of men won’t do that for women,” Theron said. “I’m just grateful whenever a man will walk on, and I had this with James McAvoy on ‘Atomic Blonde,’ when you have a guy who is like, ‘Yeah, I’m here to support you, and I’m OK with that.’”

Theron joined her “Tully” co-star Mackenzie Davis for the AP interview, and the “Blade Runner 2049” and “San Junipero” actress agreed that it’s not every set where male actors are so willing to take the attention off themselves and let women be the star.

“It is so hard to find a good actor who has some career trajectory who is willing to play a secondary part,” Davis said.

“And that’s wrong,” Theron added. “Ron [Livingston] showed up every single day [on ‘Tully’] so invested in the whole thing. When a man does that it means a lot to me.”

Davis concluded: “It’s putting your money where your mouth is.”

Theron and Davis have earned critical acclaim for their performances Jason Reitman’s “Tully.” The Focus Features release, written by “Juno” Oscar winner Diablo Cody, is now playing in theaters.

Simon Kinberg gives an updates on ‘Dark Phoenix’ reshoots, getting ‘X-Force’ done and the ‘Gambit’ film


Written by marcie on May 05 2018

The next X-Men film, Dark Phoenix is undergoing significant reshoots and the looming Disney purchase of Fox has put most of the Fox-Marvel universe in a gray area, but the film’s director, Simon Kinberg, gives fans an update.

“It’s normal for all these big movies now. We’ll go back when we can get all those actors together, and then it will give me enough time to have it ready and looking perfect.”

Kinberg spoke with Entertainment Weekly, also discussing the Deadpool spin-off X-Force which is set to have Drew Goddard serving as the film’s writer and director. No surprise, Kinberg confirms two returning characters from Deadpool 2.

“Drew, Ryan, and I sat down and talked quite a bit about what X-Force would be, but we haven’t on settled who those characters are yet. But certainly, we’d want Cable and Domino to be part of it.”

So, while things are up in the air, if X-Force happens, expect Zazie Beetz to be back with Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin.

Dark Phoenix isn’t the only film in the franchise that fell victim to a delay as New Mutants was pushed back to February 22, 2019.

Lastly, Kinberg opened up about the long in development Gambit film starring Channing Tatum which has lost three directors including Gore Verbinski who was previously set to direct but recently departed from the film’s production.

Kinberg revealed that the studio is still meeting with directors for the fan-favorite mutant’s solo film, “We have a really great script for that, and we’ve met with a bunch of directors in the last couple of weeks.”

Dark Phoenix is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier (Professor X), Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), Sophie Turner as Jean Grey (Dark Phoenix), Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers (Cyclops), Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff (Quicksilver), Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy (Beast), Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler), and Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe (Storm). Jessica Chastain will also appear as the film’s villain.

New to the franchise are Ato Essandoh, who plays a character named Jones, and Summer Fontana who plays the younger version of Jean.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix arrives in theaters on February 14, 2019.

Twitter gets excited as ‘It: Chapter 2’ gets its grownup Eddie


Written by marcie on May 17 2018

Hollywood actor James Ransone of ‘The Wire and Sinister’ fame has been roped in to play adult Eddie Kaspbrak in the highly anticipated horror thriller ‘It: Chapter 2’.
Fans from across the globe have taken to Twitter to give their approval to the casting coup.

Andy Bean to Play Stanley in ‘It: Chapter 2’ – James MacAvoy & Bill Hader Now Confirmed For Sequel ?… https://t.co/RpJ9M92ZXK

A fan wrote, “Said a while ago that this would be perfect casting, so I’m overjoyed that it’s actually happening! (I really should have put a bet on though, @ms_mjolnir ??) #JamesRansone #ITMovie”.

Another fan shared a meme and wrote, “Me after learning who will play Eddie and Stan in IT Ch. 2..???? #ITch.2 #JamesRansone #andybean”.

One fan tweeted, “James Ransone was incredible in Sinister 2. I will always remember his performance. A perfectly eccentric weirdo, glad to see him officially casted as Eddie”.

“OH MY GOD THIS IS TOO PERFECT”, read one tweet.

A tweet from a verified account read, “James Ransone as Eddie in IT: CHAPTER TWO is such perfect casting that I’m surprised I didn’t think of it myself”.

One post read, “Dude, I am so in for the It sequel just to see Bill Hader and James Ransone riff off each other for two hours. The story is a bonus”.

The film will be a sequel to the 2017 hit horror drama ‘It’.

The flick will take the story further where the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to torment the grown-up members of the Losers’ Club.

Apart from Ransone, the film will also star Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgard, and James McAvoy in pivotal roles.

The film will be directed by Andres Muschietti from the original flick.

It is slated to hit the theaters on September 06, 2019.

His Dark Materials


Written by marcie on June 10 2018

Looking to finally do better justice to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials novels than the abortive cinematic version could, the BBC’s adaptation of the fantasy story is adding to its cast. James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Clarke Peters are all aboard.

National Treasure’s Jack Thorne has written the adaptation of the trilogy, which comprises the books Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Materials’ narrative follows the adventures of Lyra Belacqua (Logan’s Dafne Keen) and Will Parry as they explore parallel universes inhabited by witches, armoured bears, and daemons. Thorne is crafting an eight-part series that will be shown in the UK and shopped around to international broadcasters, with the likes of Amazon and Netflix interested in rights worldwide.

McAvoy’s on to be ruthless adventurer Lord Asriel, while Wilson is reportedly playing Lyra’s mother. Peters, meanwhile, is the master of Jordan College, Oxford, where Lyra initially grows up. Tom Hooper will direct the series, which will also feature Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby. We’d expect it to air next year, but there’s no formal date yet.

Halloween & Glass Are Coming to Comic-Con International


Written by marcie on June 25 2018

Two eagerly-anticipated sequels are coming to Comic-Con International in San Diego next month.

Universal has announced both Halloween and Glass will each have panel presentations in Hall H at SDCC this July. The two films first debuted new footage at CinemaCon in April to positive response from attendees, and next month’s panel looks to unveil even more from the upcoming movies.

Glass is the sequel to 2016’s Split which revealed in its final moments to be set in the same cinematic universe as filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable. The upcoming sequel looks to firmly link the two films as Bruce Willis’ David Dunn takes on both James McAvoy’s The Beast and Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass.

While specifics on both Comic-Con presentations are unclear at this time, Glass is not expected to have an advance screening for the audience while Halloween should have much more of the film to share after this month’s trailer debut.

Directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass is slated for release on January 18. The film stars James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Beast, Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, and Sarah Paulson as Ellie Staple.

IT: Chapter 2 begins filming


Written by marcie on June 25 2018

It was just the other day that we let you guys know that filming had begun on the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY and it turns out another King adaptation has started filming as well. This time the flick in question is director Andres Muschietti’s IT: CHAPTER 2 starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Jay Ryan as the adult Loser’s Club.

Adult Bill himself James McAvoy broke the news by posting a pic from his first day on-set over on Instagram. You can check out the post below where he talks up the film’s… cheese? Whatever, guess the man likes his… wait for it… Derry products. I’m here all week.

Again you can check out his post below and then make sure to get ready for more and more STEPHEN KING’S IT news as more and more scoops are bound to be hitting our inboxes here at AITH as the production continues. Stay tuned!

And for those who may have forgotten, the original film’s synopsis goes like this:

A group of young kids faces their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

The original film (and this sequel) was directed by Andrés Muschietti from a script by Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King. The film starred Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague, Javier Botet, Steven Williams.

Bill Skarsgård will return as Pennywise the Dancing Clown when IT: CHAPTER 2 creeps out of the sewers and into your local multiplex September 6th, 2019.

A post shared by James Mcavoy (@jamesmcavoyrealdeal) on Jun 19, 2018 at 3:38pm PDT

His Dark Materials ropes in the Magisterium to stop spoilers from the TV show leaking


Written by marcie on August 04 2018

The BBC want to make sure they’re keeping production on their adaptation of His Dark Materials a mystery, and they’ve roped in the Magisterium to help keep an eye out. The warning was issued as fans saw Gyptians filming scenes in Oxford. So far, everyone has been keeping schtum and we might have the Magisterium to thank for that. An ominous message was tweeted out from the show’s Twitter account urging fans not to share ‘clandestine materials’ online as ‘social media is a hotbed for heresy’. The Magisterium feature in the trilogy by Philip Pullman. Star Mat Fraser also reassured fans he wouldn’t be getting on the wrong side of the shady Magisterum either, responding to a fan on Twitter: ‘Can’t tell you sorry…because Gyptians don’t gossip’.

Source: Metro UK

Meet the cast of His Dark Materials


Written by marcie on September 12 2018

It’s been dubbed “the cast of dreams” by Jack Thorne, the screenwriter for the BBC1 adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials – and we’re tempted to agree.

The full line-up for the forthcoming series features a dizzying number of A-list names from both sides of the pond, from X-Men’s James McAvoy to Hamilton creator and Mary Poppins Returns star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

But who else is starring in this ensemble cast – and where have you seen them before?

Glass Trailer 2


Written by marcie on September 12 2018

BBC’s His Dark Materials TV Series Renewed for Second Season


Written by marcie on September 18 2018

While production is underway for the first season of BBC’s new drama His Dark Materials, based on the Phillip Pullman book trilogy, an eight-part Season 2 has already been ordered.

His Dark Materials is shaping up to be a huge undertaking for the BBC. The ensemble cast comprises James McAvoy, Dafne Keen and Lin Manuel Miranda, with the series already considered one of the most expensive British shows ever.

Keen, known for her role as X-23 in Logan, stars as Lyra, an orphan from a parallel universe. Miranda’s will portray the adventurer Lee Scoresby, with McAvoy playing Lyra’s father, Lord Asriel.

Rounding out the cast are Clarke Peters (The Wire, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Lyra’s master and the person who raises her, Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Marisa Coulter — Lord Asriel’s former lover — and Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One) as the charming antagonist Lord Boreal.

Dafne Keen’s real-life father, Will Keen from Wolf Hall, is also a featured player in the role of Father MacPhail.

In development since 2016, there is no word on a premiere date for His Dark Materials. The first book in the trilogy, The Golden Compass, , was adapted into a movie in 2007.

His Dark Materials TV series FIRST LOOK


Written by marcie on September 18 2018

It won millions of fans all over the world with its fantasy universe full of witches, daemons, and armoured polar bears.

And Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials is set to come to life on the small screen, with the first pictures of the set in Llangynidr Quarry in Crickhowell, Wales released.

The hotly anticipated series, which will air on the BBC on 2019, and stars James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson, was originally green-lit in 2015 with an eight-episode series.

It is based on the books in Pullman’s trilogy, Northern Lights (1995), The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000).

The striking first photos from the set show the construction of a ramshackle town in the quarry, with a rickety wooden boarding house and soot-stained church dominating the landscape.

A derelict barn with boxes stacked inside was also visible, with brightly coloured pick-up trucks helping with the construction.

Catching the eye was a rust-riddled boat at one side of the quarry, which was perched on a stand, with a quirky looking stone well in the corner.

HBO has joined the BBC to Produce the Series: At the Crossroads of Worlds


Written by marcie on September 18 2018

The project to launch the adaptation of a series of At the Crossroads of Worlds is not new. It’s been several years that the development is in progress, but it is good news (or rather, several) is in the offing ! In fact, we just learned that HBO was going to co-produce the programme alongside the BBC.

HBO IN THE RACE AND TWO SEASONS MINIMUM

The other good news is that this series is planned for at least two seasons. With the american chain that has just entered the dance, with studios Bad Wolf ” and New Line Cinema, the BBC ensures that its program will be distributed outside the United Kingdom.

Filming began this month in Cardiff under the direction of Tom Hooper , to whom we owe the film The king’s Speech. The adaptation of the work of Philip Pullman offers therefore two seasons, the first of which will be comprised of eight episodes. For the time being, we do not know yet the exact date of broadcast of this series, which is not expected before next year.

Twelve years ago, the best-selling Pullman had already been adapted for the cinema but had not seduced the public and the critics. This series aims to catch up with the shooting because, according to the rumours, this production would be the most expensive ever carried out in the United Kingdom.

Next to casting, we will be reunited with James McAvoy who will play Lord Asriel, Dafne Keen in Lyra, Ruth Wilson , who plays Marisa Coulter. The distribution will be complemented by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clarke Peters, Ariyon Bakare, Anne-Marie Duff, or Will Keen.

In France, the series will be broadcast on OCS.

James McAvoy wants to play young Picard in new Star Trek series


Written by marcie on September 28 2018

James McAvoy has offered his services in playing Patrick Stewart’s younger equivalent, revealing how he’s up for playing a youthful Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. The 39-year-old actor previously played a younger version of Stewart as Professor X in the X-Men franchise, and has now declared himself available to help out on the new Star Trek series revolved around Picard.

Replying to Stewart’s Instagram post from the writers’ room, McAvoy wrote: ‘Need a flashback guy???? ‘Just saying @sirpatstew I’ve got previous experience and will work for autographs.’

New X-Men: Dark Phoenix Trailer


Written by marcie on September 28 2018

The trailer has already been posted on our facebook page and youtube playlist. View it down below.

It: Chapter 2 Information and More


Written by marcie on September 30 2018

Fast Facts:
It: Chapter 2 release date: September 6, 2019
It: Chapter 2 director: Andy Muschietti
It: Chapter 2 cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard
It: Chapter 2 writer: Gary Dauberman

When can we expect the It: Chapter 2 trailer?

Given that it’s still filming, there’s no chance of an It: Chapter 2 trailer until at least early to mid-2019. Just like the original though I’d expect there will definitely be a few It: Chapter 2 posters floating around with that signature balloon from early next year to get us excited/terrified about the return of Pennywise.

There will be It: Chapter 2 book changes, but plenty we know and love

It’s never music to a reader’s ears but there will be some changes from Stephen King’s book for It: Chapter 2. While of course there has had to be some alterations for things to make sense to a 21st century audience, there also had to be some tweaks to make sure you don’t know what scares are coming – that headless library scene in the original springs to scarred mind. For It: Chapter 2, the plot remains mostly the same as the book and time is going to be spent between the adults and the kids. The children are still vital to bringing down Pennywise in the future and their memories are key. There is, however, one big change for one of the Losers.

In the book, Mike Hanlon, the only member of the group who stays behind in Derry as the others understandably drift away from the town they grew up in, becomes the town’s librarian and is writing a history of Derry. It’s this history that means the book can delve deeper into the horrific past of the town without necessarily having to have characters to take you there.

Hanlon in the book might have to live in horrorville, USA but he’s pretty together and the one that organises the reunion of the Losers to come back and fight the evil that lurks below. For It: Chapter 2, Hanlon is coping a little less well… “My idea of Mike in the second movie is quite darker from the book,” Andy Muschietti told EW. “I want to make his character the one pivotal character who brings them all together, but staying in Derry took a toll with him. I want him to be a junkie actually. A librarian junkie. When the second movie starts, he’s a wreck.”

Simon Kinberg on the ‘Dark Phoenix’ Reshoots and That Release Date Change


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

20th Century Fox finally unveiled the new X-Men film Dark Phoenix last week by releasing the film’s first trailer, which teased a dramatic change of pace for the franchise. Indeed, Dark Phoenix is a shift in a lot of ways. Bryan Singer returned to spearhead X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, but after the 80s-set Apocalypse, longtime X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg took it upon himself to craft a very different kind of X-Men film, one that would finally adapt the fan-favorite Dark Phoenix storyline the right way. Moreover, Kinberg opted to make the film his directorial debut.

Kinberg’s script was strong enough to woo back the entire main cast, including Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence, and recently Collider’s own Steve Weintraub got to sit down with Kinberg and producer Hutch Parker for an exclusive interview about the film while they’re hard at work editing the movie. During the course of their conversation, Kinberg touched on the reshoots that recently took place for Dark Phoenix, and the abrupt release date change that was announced one day after the trailer was unveiled. Indeed, Dark Phoenix was originally set to hit theaters next February, but Fox instead decided to push the film to June 2019 as part of a series of release date shuffles for various films (Dark Phoenix ended up taking over Gambit’s old release date, as that film was moved to 2020).

Apparently James McAvoy Really Wants To Play A Young Version Of Star Trek’s Picard


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

They said it would never happen, but Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard is returning to Star Trek.

Yes, the wheels are now in motion to do what just this summer seemed impossible and bring back the most beloved captain in the franchise’s history. But who could the producers turn to if they needed someone to play Picard in flashbacks? Assuming there even will be flashbacks, that is.

There are many talented individuals who could probably portray a younger version of the iconic character, but I honestly can’t think of anyone better than James McAvoy. That’s probably because he’s just such a damn good actor in general, but hey, he’s also shown that he can play a younger Patrick Stewart in the X-Men movies, so you know he’d be able to nail a young Picard.

And apparently, McAvoy really wants the role. Speaking to Collider, Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg vouched for the actor and said the following:

I’m going to actually put a pitch in for McAvoy [as young Picard] right now, I’ll tell Akiva this too, but if they ever need a flashback scene of young Picard, James really want to play young Picard. He wants to make a career of playing young Patrick Stewart.”

It’s hard to argue with any of this, as like we said above, McAvoy would be perfect for the job and given that he’s already expressed his interest on Twitter, there’s no reason it shouldn’t happen. Again, though, we’re not even certain that there’ll be flashbacks in the show, as we really know next to nothing about it right now.

Hopefully, though, we’ll have a better indication of what’s to come pretty soon. These are bright times for Star Trek fans, after all, and Picard’s imminent return to TV screens is just the glistening cherry atop a deliciously starship-shaped cake.

Dark Phoenix: We’ve Seen 13 Minutes of Footage from the X-Men Sequel


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

As part of the 20th Century Fox panel at New York Comic-Con, 13 minutes of footage from Dark Phoenix were revealed, and we got an extended look at the upcoming sequel. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, who makes his directorial debut on the film after years of writing and producing X-Men movies, Dark Phoenix is set a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse and puts the focus squarely on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey. This is a retelling of the titular iconic comics arc, albeit with a bit of a twist. The crux of the story finds Jean Grey struggling with her powers, as she’s also caught between Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender). The film also brings Jessica Chastain into the fold as a mysterious character.

It’s clearly been an interesting run thus far for Dark Phoenix. We’ve heard about reshoots and release date changes, but ultimately, all that matters is the finished product and based on the 13 minutes of footage screened this afternoon at NYCC, it seems as though the movie is in good shape. No, a solid 13 minutes doesn’t guarantee a stellar full feature but it’s still an undeniable uptick in anticipation and hope for the movie that’s due out on June 7, 2019.

Kinberg was on hand to introduce the footage and did stress that some of the visual effects and score weren’t finished. Sure, you could tell if you really looked, but the sequence has such a powerful build, it’s impossible not to get swept up in it all. Right now I’m going to roll into a bit of a play by play of the action so if you’re curious, do read on, but if you’d rather not know the details of these 13 minutes from early on in the film, be warned, spoilers to come. 

The footage begins with a NASA liftoff countdown. Almost immediately after the shuttle blasts off, the control room starts to catch curious anomalies on the radar. The X-Men are alerted to the issue, calling into question whether or not the X-Jet can even reach the necessary altitude. But when the President of the United States utilizes a direct phone line to Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) to call for help, the team assembles.

Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) explains to the team – which includes Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Quicksilver (Evan Peters) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) – that this is a simple extraction. The plan is to get the astronauts home safely. The group expresses similar concerns about the X-Jet’s capabilities, but Mystique assures them it’ll get them where they need to go.

A solid set-up right there, but it’s the follow-up conversation that really starts to add some depth to the Dark Phoenix storyline. Jean has a private moment with Mystique and asks her how she really feels about the mission. Jean can see right through her; Mystique has some serious concerns. Regardless, Jean warmly tells her, “If you tell me it’s good, it’s good.” Mystique assures her that if anything goes wrong, they’ll turn right around. It’s a moving, honest moment of trust that sets up the sequence especially well.

The group takes off, breaks through the Earth’s atmosphere and makes their way out into space where the shuttle is spinning wildly out of control with a fiery cloud of sorts looming right beside it. There are some moments here when it’s evident that the visuals aren’t finished, but there are a couple of framing choices that are stunning regardless, a favorite of which is an overhead shot of the X-Jet flying steady on the left side of the screen while the shuttle spins in circles on the right.

Charles communicates with NASA using Cerebro and he confidently assures them that there’s no need to worry; help is on the way. It’s a beat that may seem insignificant at first, but similar to the conversation between Jean and Mystique, this moment winds up enhancing another scene a little later on in the footage.

Back in space, the action set piece begins. Mystique takes charge, dispatching each of the X-Men as needed. Cyclops uses his optic blast to stop the shuttle from spinning. Once that’s taken care of, Nightcrawler can see through a window so he transports himself over to the shuttle with Quicksilver to quickly collect all the astronauts and get them back to the X-Jet safely. At this point this will probably come as no surprise, but yet again, Quicksilver’s ability is especially cinematic. And so is Nightcrawler’s in this instance for that matter.

All is going well aside from one issue – the shuttle commander is missing. Even though the heat signature is rising and Mystique insists it’s time to turn back, Charles demands that no man is to be left behind and that Jean can hold the shuttle together. He asks Jean how she feels about it but not before putting a little extra pressure on by telling her, “You know you can do anything you set your mind to.” At that point, what choice does she have? You’re well aware of the risk but also know she won’t say no and, sure enough, she doesn’t.

Nightcrawler teleports back over with Jean so that she can keep the shuttle from disintegrating while he tracks down the commander. Nightcrawler is successful, but Jean doesn’t get out in time and is completely consumed by that fiery cloud. The pain is visceral; you can see it on Turner’s face. But Nightcrawler manages to teleport out into space and bring her back into the X-Jet. Eventually she wakes up, but it’s abundantly clear that something isn’t right. And that remains true even when they arrive back on solid ground and are greeted by a grateful crowd of admirers.

Back at the mansion Mystique basically says as much. Jean shouldn’t have survived that encounter. That’s when Charles reveals what really motivated his risky decision – another wrinkle to the situation that adds some very interesting dramatic conflict and completely changes how you view that initial assurance to NASA that the X-Men will save the day. Yes, Charles’ ego likes medals and attention but it’s not just that. He also likes not being hunted and despised. This is all about keeping mutants safe. They’re only ever one bad day away from humans starting to see the mutants as the enemy again. Mystique calls into question the fact that Charles is basically risking their people to stay safe and that’s it; Charles says that’s really his intention. That’s when we get Mystique’s mic drop moment, a line that highlights why Lawrence can be a stand out and bring even more to the words on a page. She tells Charles, “It’s funny, I can’t actually remember the last time you were the one risking something. And by the way, the women are always saving the men around here. You might want to think about changing the name to X-Women.”

If this is the inciting incident of Dark Phoenix, the rest of the film is absolutely brimming with potential. As Kinberg, producer Hutch Parker, Turner and Sheridan described during the Q&A, this is a movie that has the thrill of seeing a beloved group of characters come together, but it’s also a deeply intimate character story, covering the deconstruction of Jean Grey, and I felt that in these 13 minutes. Between Turner’s performance and the rift that’s clearly starting to form within the X-Men leadership, you really do feel the weight of what’s at stake for the team and also for Jean. And when it comes to Jean in particular, it’s borderline heartbreaking. 

Sophie Turner And James McAvoy Nailed It In Dark Phoenix


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

alk about a little serious doom and gloom and what you get is the next flick from the X-Men universe ‘Dark Phoenix’. There is a touch of classic comics, but the pitch- dark gloom generally departs here from what we regularly see. Things are a bit power-mad, and there is a lot of perplexities before the hell breaks loose in this starry theatrical presentation. Dark Phoenix which was supposed to premiere February 14th, but now has been pushed ahead to June 7th. This is perhaps for all the right reasons, because Dark Phoenix is the lovey-dovey story you will be waiting for on Valentine’s Day. It is the stern overcast picture that will simply blow your minds off.

Dark Phoenix follows the story of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) as a young girl who patents deviant abilities. From there, Charles Xavier (a sexy bald handicapped James McAvoy) admits her into his school for the gifted to help her train in how to administer her newfound abilities. However, his years of work are for the nil as Jean Grey loses control in this latest film.

Jean Grey had killed her parents, and Xavier tries to keep her from recalling her dark past, or her inner darkness. He is there to her aid, but quite visibly is also responsible for all the bad that has been going around.

“I had to keep her stable,” Xavier insists to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). “I protected her.” “From the truth?” Mystique responds. “There’s another word for that.”

Michael Fassbender in his spectacular portrayal of Magneto affirms that the pain, the rage, and the agony is sourced by the people behind Jean. While Jean, if anything, is merely the devil’s advocate It will be interesting to see how the movie will try to humanize a character that has killed her own parents, flipped cars like game cards, has been involved in the carnage murder of soldiers with helicopter blades, in addition to doing other villainous stuff.

There are thankfully more layers to James McAvoy’s character. He is remorseful, and like a true virtuoso, he handles all his shades with sheer perfection. We are certainly not thrilled about him chopping his mane off. But the fact that he is nailing this look so elegantly too makes McAvoy deserve a standing ovation. Sophie Turner is gorgeous, unfathomable and an absolute killer in every scene. Her transition from wildness to tranquility is nothing short of a delight.

The visuals are stunning, tragically dark, but still stunning. The shattering of glass, head-on car crashes, the magical powers, the armed brawls, the golden shimmer on Jean Grey’s face, are all so finely placed and well detailed, even against a dimly lit aura. No wonder it is a magnum piece of art. And the creatives behind it must have pulled over hopes that it generates similar numbers at the box office. The scenes quickly shift from quaint countryside residencies to galactic battles. Though the transitions seem bizarre, the aesthetics are well kept.

Simon Kinberg Wants To Make It So That James McAvoy Plays A Young Picard


Written by marcie on October 09 2018

Since the exciting announcement of a new ‘Picard‘ series coming to CBS All Access, James McAvoy has expressed that wants to play a younger version of the character. We all thought he was joking as he is currently portraying a younger take on Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier in the ‘X-Men’ franchise but that no longer seems to be the case. Simon Kinberg has recently been making the rounds to promote ‘Dark Phoenix,’ when this topic came up.

As to the series itself, Kinberg shared that he was “really excited” and went on to share:

“A good friend of mine and actually a mentor of mine, Akiva Goldsman, is involved with that show and he was talking about it before they got Patrick to say yes and I said ‘If you get that, that’s about as big an event as you can have in the Star Trek universe.’”

While Kinberg is a Trekkie and is excited for his friend, it was the next tidbit that got a lot of people’s attention:

“The person who was geeking out the most about it I would say actually though is McAvoy. I’m going to actually put a pitch in for McAvoy right now, I’ll tell Akiva this too, but if they ever need a flashback scene of young Picard, James really want to play young Picard. He wants to make a career of playing young Patrick Stewart.”

Now we’re dying to know if McAvoy is a massive Trekkie like the rest of us or just has a man-crush on the ageless Patrick Stewart. Either way, we respect his dedication and hope that if a flashback scene is needed that they’ll let McAvoy work for autographs as he initially offered.

Would you be open to seeing James McAvoy once again play a younger Patrick Stewart? Do you think that he could give us a version of Picard that fans would love seeing on the small screen?

Watership Down Trailer


Written by marcie on December 06 2018

Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, the rabbits are led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.

Glass London Premiere


Written by marcie on January 10 2019

James attended the London Premiere for Glass. You can view video and pictures below.


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How James McAvoy Got Insanely Jacked For Glass


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

James McAvoy is going BIG with Glass. He didn’t have time to get too muscled-up before filming Split, but now that The Beast is back in Glass, the 39-year-old Scottish actor turned to a professional for help.

Cue celebrity trainer Magnus Lygdback, who was tasked with taking James McAvoy’s Beast to the next level for the sequel. As the trainer put it…

Obviously he was brilliant in Split, but I don’t think his physique was where it could have been, and I think everyone recognized that within the team. That’s why they called me.

British GQ asked Magnus Lygdback if The Beast was meant to look unnaturally pumped, and the trainer confirmed that was the goal — and he thinks they pulled it off.

We had a lot of work to do. The Beast is supposed to be able to flex his veins and muscles and have a freaky look. It was about building as much mass as possible in a short time. I like to start the day with working out, because that’s when you have the most energy. We had a program with which you go really hard on a couple of muscle groups at a time and then let them rest. So we would do legs one day, back and outside shoulders the second day, the third day the chest, front shoulders and core, and the fourth day, arms. That allows the muscles to recover before you work them again and also means you can do more sets, more reps on each muscle.

James McAvoy is not a naturally big guy, so it really must’ve taken a lot of hard work to get where they wanted him to be. In terms of food, McAvoy had a lot to eat, but they counted “macros” instead of calories. As Magnus Lygdback explained:

I’ve never counted calories, because you can eat a bag of crisps and get 1,000 calories or eat a chicken breast and get 1,000 calories. It’s about the quality, the proportion of the macros: fat and carbs are the energy source and protein is the building stone of the muscles and tissue.

He suggests the macro plan for everyone. But the exercise routine, with a trainer around to keep you in line? Probably not practical for everyone, but that’s part of the job for a Hollywood star, depending on the role.

James McAvoy was phenomenal in Split, and probably deserved some awards attention, in my humble opinion. He has a chance to impress both physically and with his range in Glass, the combined sequel to both Unbreakable and Split.

Kevin Wendell Crumb and his many personalities are returning, alongside Bruce Willis’ Unbreakable hero David Dunn (now also called The Overseer) and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass.

Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has warned that the trailers for Glass aren’t telling the real story for the movie, which is an exciting tease. He also warned/promised that Glass won’t recap the previous two films, allowing the movie to stand on its own for anyone who happens to wander into the theater without having seen Unbreakable or Split. (Let us know if anyone is planning to do that; it would be fascinating to hear their experience.)

At this point, though, fans expect major twists in Night’s movies, and there’s a fear of building it up too much, or getting fans already thinking of twists so that inevitably they see them coming in the theater. We’ll have to see if that’s the case, and if it harms the viewing experience at all. Certainly, the big Split twist was a shock to many viewers. And this is the guy who gave us the ultimate twist ending with The Sixth Sense.

Since this story is already combining two successful Night films, I’m not worried that I’ll be as disappointed as I was with The Happening. Some lucky fans will be able to watch Glass in advance, and while I envy them, it makes me anxious about spoilers floating around the web. Be careful out there.

Glass opens wide in the U.S. on January 18. 

James says not being a Hollywood sex symbol helped his glittering career


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

Hollywood actor James McAvoy has no regrets about not being a screen sex symbol.

The X-Men star said his average looks saved him from being typecast as a heartthrob.

The 39-year-old will next be seen on screen in two superhero movies – Glass, playing a man with multiple personalities, and as mutant leader Professor Charles Xavier in Dark Phoenix.

McAvoy, who also starred in Atonement and Last King Of Scotland, said he’s not bitter about not having won an Oscar yet.

He said: “I’m not in the league of the better-looking actors. However, I think I have done pretty well with what has been given to me.

“Not everybody can be, or should be, the most attractive example of humanity. We need every single grade. It allows me to play a wide variety of roles.”

McAvoy, who made his film debut at 15 in the Near Room, said he is resigned to missing out on big awards.

He added: “I’ve been acting for 20 years and I’m used to people telling me I should have been nominated for this or that. What matters is getting exciting work and wanting to do it every day.”

In Glass, McAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb with Samuel L Jackson and Bruce Willis. He previously played the role in psychological horror Split.

Why James McAvoy’s ‘undercover’ visit to Jane Austen museum


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

Actor James McAvoy was spotted outside of a famous Bath museum last week.

The Glaswegian visited the Jane Austen Centre on Thursday (January 3) and was seen pictured with a familiar face from around Bath.

The 39-year-old – who is famous for his roles in the films Split, X-Men, Filth and many more – looked right at home outside of the museum, having previously played Tom Lefroy – a close companion of Jane Austen – in Becoming Jane, a biographical film about Jane Austen’s life.

The museum posted a picture to their twitter page of McAvoy accompanied by Bath’s well-known ‘Mr Bennett’ – or Martin, as his colleagues know him.

The Jane Austen Centre said on twitter: “Guess who came to visit the Jane Austen Centre today?

“You may have seen him play Jane’s first romance Tom Lefroy…”

McAvoy confirmed his attendance on Instagram, but admitted he was keeping his head down.

He said: “Lovely day trip to Bath.

“Had to go undercover at the Jane Austen museum though.

Glass Clip Shows Off New Personalities for James McAvoy’s Kevin


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

Lorraine Interview


Written by marcie on January 16 2019

Awkward! An interview with Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy and ITV’s Lorraine Kelly went viral over its painfully cringeworthy exchanges.

The TV host, 59, spoke to the men from central London via live satellite on Friday, January 11. She kicked things off with a question about whether it was important to watch Unbreakable and Split before seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s latest release, Glass, in which Jackson and McAvoy reprise their characters of Elijah Price and Kevin Wendall Crumb, in order for it to make sense.

“No,” Jackson quipped before McAvoy shook his head and gave an emphatic, “No.”

“It’s a wonderful standalone piece,” the Pulp Fiction star said. “Not a bad idea, but not necessary.”

Things only got worse from there, with both men taking an uncomfortably long pause before answering the host’s inquiry about the film being “not your usual sort of big, action-packed story.”

“There’s a lot going on, isn’t there?” she asked.

“It’s cerebral,” Oscar nominee Jackson finally said.

The most awkward moment of all, however, came later on, when Kelly remarked that she couldn’t believe Jackson’s age of 71 (“Thank you. I’m not sure what that means, but thank you,” he replied) and that she appreciated both his and McAvoy’s lack of vanity.

“What I love about you two, in all the movies I’ve seen you do, there’s no vanity. There’s nothing like that, you just go for, and you, whatever the part requires, it doesn’t matter how bad you have to look, how horrible you have to be, you just go for it,” she said.

McAvoy, 39, lost his cool at that point, doubling in over in laughter as Jackson turned to his costar and said: “She talking to me or you? Which one of us are you talking to, are you talking to both of us?”

“I’m talking to both of you,” Kelly said through laughs.

“You talking about our dual commitment to, we don’t care how we look?” Jackson clarified.

“Yeah, I think that’s really good ’cause it means it’s really honest,” the journalist replied.

“Oh, OK,” Jackson said, with his castmate laughing. “Thanks, love. We’ve just got really good sense of humor; that’s the only reason we’ve got love in our lives.”

Fans couldn’t handle the clip, flooding the now-disabled comments section with remarks such as, “Thank God that conversation is over, even my dogs were cringing,” and “This interview reminds me of my grandma talking to naughty children who just want to laugh at her.”

One fan stuck up for Kelly, however, tweetingOpens a New Window., “Awkward interview with Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy on #Lorraine great when actors really sell their films during junkets…this isn’t one of those times.”

James McAvoy To Host NBC’s Saturday Night Live


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, hits theaters January 18. McAvoy has never hosted SNL before.

SNL returns to air this weekend after its holiday break with host Rachel Brosnahan, star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Musical guest for the January 19 episode is Greta Van Fleet.

James McAvoy based a Glass personality on Saoirse Ronan


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

James McAvoy has revealed that he based one of the multiple personalities he portrays in his film Glass on Saoirse Ronan.

In the M. Night Shyamalan film, McAvoy reprises his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb from 2016’s Split, a character who has over 20 personalities.

McAvoy starred alongside Ronan in the 2007 romantic war drama Atonement, the film for which she earned her first Oscar nomination.

“All of them had one driving characteristic. That was key to getting into them physically,” he said of getting into character on The Graham Norton Show.


I based one of the twins on a young Saoirse Ronan.”

James at Radio X


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

James McAvoy is synonymous with many things; Scottish actor, Hollywood superhero film star and now expert McCoy crisp sniffer.

Dom’s known for heading down to junkets and spicing them up a little, so it was no surprise that when he met Glass actor James McAvoy, he got him to see if he could tell the difference between McCoy crisps just by smelling them.

Luckily the Filth star was a good sport!

James McAvoy on ‘Glass’ and ‘It: Chapter 2’’, Which He Calls “Really Disturbing”


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

Check out what James McAvoy had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.

James McAvoy:

  • How it’s tough for him to talk about most of his films due to spoilers.
  • How much does Night tell him about the story arc and how much is he finding out when he reads the script?
  • What was his reaction to the twists and turns in the 3rd act?
  • What was it like shooting It: Chapter 2?

Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise scared the joy of acting out of James


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

If you think the actor who plays the Beast can’t get terrified himself, think again.

James McAvoy recently admitted to Good Morning America (and the entire world) that he’s more than afraid of clowns. The actor, who apparently had no problem being the villain in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, was so frightened by Bill Skarsgård on the set of Andy Muschietti’s It: Chapter 2 that it actually made McAvoy wish he could put the whole acting thing aside until the clown-thing from the Macroverse was gone.

“He’s amazing. [Skarsgård] is terrifying,” McAvoy said. “He’s a lovely guy, and yet he really freaked me out. I remember standing there with the rest of the cast, all these adults, and we’d all done weird, freaky stuff. And we are all looking at each other going, ‘I don’t like being here. I don’t like being an actor today.’”

James McAvoy on the Awkwardest Sex Scene He’s Ever Had to Film


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

James McAvoy gives good split-personality villain in Glass (out January 18) and plays a handsome writer in this summer’s It: Chapter Two. Here, our February issue‘s Cosmo Guy talks about romance, awkward sex scenes, and dad jokes.

Spreading the Love

“I’m a fan of ­Valentine’s Day, but I would rather see Valentine’s Day every day. I don’t like feeling like I have to be romantic. I love the idea of buying gifts all through the year or finding another way to make somebody feel special.”

Behind the (Sex) Scenes

“There was a very technical sex scene in Atonement. The director wanted us to kiss with tongue, and Keira Knightley was wearing a dress that was made out of tissue paper, like it would fall apart if I blinked too hard. The scene wasn’t actually sexy at all, but they rarely are.”

Creep Factor

“With Glass, I enjoyed playing all those personalities. Being creepy was ­actually really fun. You don’t often get to do that kind of thing.”

Funny Business

“I have an 8-year-old, so I am fully qualified to dish out the dad jokes. I think I’ve always appreciated a good old-fashioned one. Even when I was 18, I pretty much specialized in dad jokes. I finally grew into the sense of humor I always had.”

This story appears in the February issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands now.

James McAvoy Reveals the ‘Kinky’ Split Character He Most Loved Playing in Glass


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

Despite the challenges of playing a character with dissociative identity disorder, James McAvoy was thrilled to reprise his role of Kevin Wendell Crumb and revisit all his favorite characters in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass.

As introduced in 2016’s hit film Split, Crumb’s multiple personalities develop after his father disappears and mother starts abusing him.

Of the 24 different personalities he plays as Crumb in Split and its sequel Glass, McAvoy especially loves transforming into Miss Patricia, a controlling matriarch.

“She’s real kinky, and devout, and pious, but kind of longing to be touched at the same time. Which is sort of achingly sad and dead fun to play,” McAvoy tells PEOPLE.

Additionally the Scottish actor enjoys jumping into Crumb’s other main identity, Hedwig, who identifies as a nine-year-old boy.

“He just doesn’t really recognize barriers or boundaries, and it allows him to be pretty inappropriate with anybody and everybody,” he says of Hedwig.

To prepare his body for the film, McAvoy revealed the grueling work it took to bulk up.

“I had a really good trainer, who made me eat like a beast, and made me lift a lot of weights,” he says.

The movie also reunites Bruce Willis, 63, with his Unbreakable costar Samuel L. Jackson (Elijah Price).

In addition, Unbreakable alums Spencer Treat Clark (Joseph Dunn) and Charlayne Woodard (Mrs. Price) will also be back, as will Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy (Casey Cooke). Sarah Paulson is a new addition to the cast, as Dr. Ellie Staple.G


How James McAvoy survived playing 24 different characters in Glass


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

If you think playing one role as an actor is daunting, you’d be right. But add 23 more into the mix? Well, that’s just ludicrous.

But for James McAvoy, that was just another day’s work on the set of Glass, the third in thrilling trilogy helmed by plot twist-master M. Night Shyamalan. 9Honey Celebrity sat down with McAvoy in New York City in January to chat about the great physical and mental toll it took on him to play 24 intensely different roles, including the sadistic predator known as The Beast.

In Glass, the 39-year-old UK actor reprises his role as the disturbed serial killer Kevin Wendell Crumb, who we first met in 2016’s Split. He’s back, and still on a kidnapping and cannibalistic rampage, but he’s being hunted by the Philadelphia vigilante David Dunn (played by Bruce Willis), who miraculously was the sole survivor in a horrific train accident orchestrated by the diabolical Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) in 2000’s Unbreakable.

Nineteen years after Unbreakable, we find Dunn and Crumb going head-to-head in a mental institution, and of course, they’re joined Mr. Glass, who has a dangerous plan to show the world who they really are — superheroes (or in Mr. Glass’ case, a supervillain).

But taking on Crumb and his various personality was no easy feat for McAvoy, he revealed.

“There was a lot of taking a nap at lunchtime,” the star joked.

“Just doing that many characters would be tiring enough, but quite a few of them, not just The Beast, but Hedwig is literally bouncing off the walls in a lot of these scenes.”

See the video interview at the following link: Celebrity.Nine.Com

What makes a Hero and What makes a Villain?


Written by marcie on January 22 2019

M. Night Shyamalan has ventured into the land of cinematic comic books with his latest offering, Glass, where he manages to flip the idea of hero and villain.

It’s something he’s played with in Split, another film in this trilogy, but to combine three of his major characters (The Overseer, Mr. Glass and Kevin Crumb — and The Horde), you’re left to sympathize with them all.

So when ESSENCE attended the New York City purple carpet premiere for Glass last week, we asked the stars of the film to tell us about the different qualities that make up heroes and villains.

“A hero is doing something for the greater good of society, working in mankind’s favor. Villains try to get to whatever nefarious ends he may have by whatever means necessary,” Glass star and former ESSENCE cover star Samuel L. Jackson told us.

We all know exactly what a villain is because they’re currently running our country. You know what? Let’s just let Spike Lee tell it!

“A villain is a person who has 800,000 federal employees working for free,” he told ESSENCE. “That ain’t a hero!”

Check out more from the red carpet above to see what else Jackson and Lee, as well as Shyamalan, Sarah Paulson, James McAvoy and more.

James on February’s Issue of Men’s Journal


Written by marcie on January 25 2019

This month’s cover star, James McAvoy, is already having a big 2019, starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Glass. In our story, “The Hero With a Thousand Faces,”Opens a New Window. writer Ed Caesar caught up with McAvoy to talk about what it took to transform into his character, Kevin Wendell Crumb. “I happen to like a bit of old-fashioned super-hero codswallop,” McAvoy told us.

“I was astonished when he started playing the part of what he was capable of,” Shyamalan told Men’s Journal. “The physicality, the drama, the emotion, the humor, the pathos.”

While he showed off his versatility in the role, McAvoy took his training to the next level, dedicating around five days each week with a trainer, along with upping the amount of meals he’d eat every day.

“In the third act of our movie, he has his shirt off the whole time,” Shyamalan says. “There was no way around it…. He whipped himself into shape.”

Get all these stories and more from our February issue—out this Friday, January 25.

And check back here for more behind-the-scenes videos and exclusive interviews from McAvoy’s Men’s Journal cover shoot.

James Update


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

I’ve been really busy lately and have collected loads on James from news articles to photos but all the articles I have collected are from Glass, Men’s Journal and It. So I will be posting those. Most of the photos I have uploaded for now. Replaced a lot of them recently if you took a look. So here’s the first of many articles

Glass: James McAvoy’s guide to the Horde

In Split, M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise 2016 sequel to Unbreakable, James McAvoy introduced the world to the Horde, a group of twenty-four personalities that all inhabit the body of Kevin Wendell Crumb. Now, in Glass, the third film of the trilogy, Kevin is back, and so is “Dennis,” and “Patricia,” and “Barry,” and “Hedwig,” and, of course, “The Beast.”

McAvoy was kind enough to walk us through a few of his favorite personalities, and the approach he took to bringing their character “to the light.”

Kevin

Kevin appears the least of all the main characters. He’s a guy that’s suffered extreme physical and sexual abuse his entire childhood, and at an early age, started to dissociate and fragment. He wouldn’t have been able to survive, to cope, personified on their own. Managed to overcome at times in his life, to function and be productive but, I think that he’s basically receded, and he’s regressed, and he can’t cope. He doesn’t want to be alive.

And so the rest of the group has to keep him out of consciousness because when he gains consciousness he’s really ready to commit suicide, and that’s just a really fucking sad place to be.

He’s probably one of the closest to me — him and Barry were the closest to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a suicidal person and I’ve never been abused, thank god, but I can identify with him, and I can empathize with his need to just give up and check out. I’ve not felt like committing suicide but I’ve felt like that before, just wanting it all to go away—can’t cope, can’t deal.

Hedwig

Jessica Kourkounis/Universal Pictures

Hedwig was born when Kevin was 9. I think things were real real real real bad around about that age; I think he had been getting a lot of physical and sexual abuse at that point, and before that time, it was less confusing for Kevin. It wasn’t pleasant, but it was right about that time he started to understand the true implications of what was happening to his body and what was happening to his mind by his family.

And that became harder to accept as he became older and more aware of the world, so at that moment, Hedwig was born, who had an indomitable spirit and had an ability to be in the craziest of environments, even incarcerated in a mental hospital and restrained, and have guns pointed at him, and still be just a kid looking for the fun. And that’s why that part of Kevin dissociated. It couldn’t survive as part of the whole, but it dissociated and became a separate person. He would come into Hedwig and block it out.

The central thing was to go, all right, that’s the key, primary characteristic about him: he’s looking for fun, no matter how dark the situation is. What was doubly interesting about him was that he was the only character who’s in a state of arrested development. He’s not allowed to age. It’s so important for the collective that they’ve got someone there who can remain childlike. So I thought what would be very interesting for him would be if he felt bad about that, if he felt slightly resentful about that, and he was trying to act like one of the older boys. That’s where his physical life came from. His lisp was just something that [M. Night Shyamalan] threw in one day in rehearsal. He said, “Try him with a lisp.”

Dennis

Dennis has a huge barrel chest, and he breathes really slowly in and out through his nose, and so I thought, I’m going to use that. And that kind of gave me a lot of the physicality for Dennis. But the great fun of playing Dennis was playing Dennis pretending to be Barry in Split. That didn’t happen in Glass. 

Barry

Barry was probably my favorite character to play, but really Dennis pretending to be Barry was my favorite character to play—very straight, not unintelligent but someone with a very limited worldview trying to play an overtly gay and effeminate man. You ended up getting a straight white dude’s version of that. And actually what I enjoyed about that was I found Dennis quite enjoyed slipping into that mode, and I think he found it quite liberating and quite enlightening.

Patricia

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She was born around the age of 14 when Kevin was having real problems with his religious faith and his Christianity because he grew up in the church. And what was bad about that, was that I think it had been a source of constant strength for him, but by the time he was 13 or 14, he was like, “Fuck this. None of this stuff would be happening to me if there was a god out there.” He lost his faith, and it was very important for him to have that faith because it was a crutch for him to lean on. So instead of losing his faith, that part of him that had the capacity to believe and hope in a higher power coming to save you—that dissociated and became Patricia, so her prime characteristic is faith and the unflappable capacity to have faith.

She was almost like a nun, but I thought it would be kind of fun in Split if she was a nun, she’s celibate, but as her faith kind of warps and transfers to the Beast, then she’s married to her belief in the Beast. She’s still celibate, she’s never had sex. She’s a woman in a man’s body and she can’t transition because she shares it with a ton of men, and I just thought it would be interesting if she wanted to be touched. You’re always looking for conflicts, whether that’s between you and another character or, even better if there’s conflict within the character. So someone’s celibate, it’d be real interesting if they really wanted to get laid. I was thinking the whole time she’s fantasizing about being touched. Especially in Split, less so in Glass because her faith has finally, truly been shaken.

In Split, you get a real kinky sense, even though she doesn’t do anything or ask anything of anyone. That was my fun little secret about her, that she was sexually fantasizing at the same time wanting to be as devout as possible.

Orwell

We had 23 in Glass and 3 of them got cut in the edit. Orwell was never in the script. I don’t know why, but Night never found a place for Orwell, and I was like, “Come on, we’re going to do 23 and we’re going to leave one behind?”

The Beast

Universal Pictures

For the Beast in the first movie, I tried to get in shape really quick, but I can only go so far. We didn’t have much time to get ready, only had a few weeks. And really I was just running about in the dark at the end of the movie, so it wasn’t that big a deal. And we had nice lighting and all of that. This one I said to Night, am I going to be playing the Beast a lot or just a little, and he said, “A lot.” And I said, “Am I going to be indoors or outdoors? Am I going to be in a nicely lit studio where you can make me look ripped with lights or am I going to be in daylight?” And he was like, “You’re going to be in daylight.” I’m like “F—king hell.”

So I had a guy called Magnus Lygdback who is really talented—he does Gal Gadot and he did the Skarsgaard [Alexander] guy for Tarzan and all that kind of stuff. So he really knows how to put muscle on quick. Had him when I was doing Dark Phoenix and he made me eat a ton of food and work out five and six times a week, really intensely and hard but really specifically. And he came with me to Pennslyvania and was there every single day helping me work out which muscles I had to work out for which shots I was in.

Because that’s the thing: I wasn’t trying to get a superhero body. It was really important I had a body that backed up the scary nature of this animalistic nature. He isn’t human, he’s more alien and animal than he’s human and the physicality had to be scary.

“Percival”

My new favorite is a new one, a guy—I called him “Percival,” he didn’t have a name in the script. I think for him there was a time in Kevin’s life where the world was becoming too much again and so he dissociated into someone who experienced life in the third person so that he narrates what is happening to him rather than experiencing what is happening to him. And I thought that was just an interesting, f—ked up to a life that’s too much.

‘Glass’ is currently in theaters.  

James McAvoy Used This Killer Workout to Get in Shape for ‘Glass’


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

Kevin Wendell Crumb is no easy role to play. Crumb suffers a dissociative identity disorder, which gives him 23 different personalities, including “The Beast,” a brute with insane bodily strength. and other superhuman abilities. James McAvoy. first played the role in 2017’s Split, and he returned to it again for this year’s Glass. But the new film required him to appear in even more shirtless rampaging scenes, which meant taking The Beast to the next level. To prepare, McAvoy had to bulk up with a good workout routine.

Before starting production on Split, McAvoy simply surfed the Internet to find workouts that would help him gain some muscle. This time around, he made a call to Magnus Lygdback, a Swedish trainer who helped Alexander Skarsgard get shredded for Legend Of Tarzan and Ben Affleck put on mass for Justice League. With only 12 weeks to get his new client into beastly shape, Lygdback flew to Montreal, where McAvoy was filming the latest X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.

The work began almost immediately. Each morning before McAvoy reported to set, Lygdback would lead the actor through a dynamic bulking regime.

“James is one of those guys who loves the process,” said Lygdback. “Because he had already been hitting the gym, and the framework was there, we were able to get more accomplished than I ever imagined.”

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How to Get James McAvoy’s Textured Hairstyle and Beard


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

James McAvoy. has a great head of hair. And, as stellar as he is in any role, it’s heartbreaking to see him shave that thick, textured., ne’er receded mane all off. (He’s done it for X-Men: Apocalypse and Split, both 2016, and again for his reprisal of both roles in this year’s Dark Phoenix and Glass.) For our February 2019 cover shoot., however, McAvoy brought the volume, the texture, the waves, and the style.

We took the classic comb over, tousled it a bit, and modified it for McAvoy’s natural texture. The finish was, of course, natural looking—not too business, just enough casual. If you’d like to imitate it yourself, then follow these tips from some pros across the pond—London-based barbers Bradley Smith of Bradley Smith Hair Heathrow. and Aaron Gibson of Sharps Barber and Shop.. They’ll even throw in some bonus tips about imitating and maintaining McAvoy’s beard.

What Kind of Hair it Requires

The truth hurts: Gibson says you’ll likely need a strong hairline and medium thickness to pull this one off. “The side parting is a universal hairstyle, which suits most types of hair. However, you should avoid this one if you’re receding or have very fine hair, as it will emphasize your hair loss.”

Smith adds that wavy hair is an even better match yet: “It’s full of movement, enabling you to create a messier, texturized version of the side parting,” he says, noting that many other side-part styles will suit guys of different hair types and densities.

What to Tell the Barber

“Ask your barber for an unkempt version of the side parting, ultimately a messier and textured variation with length on top, roughly three inches,” says Smith.

Hopefully she or he will know what they’re doing, but here’s more detail: They should scissor cut around the back and sides, over top a comb. This should leave one inch or less in length. Then, they should texturize the top and blend it into the sides, to lighten the bulk and help the style cooperate.

“This will leave a natural, softer effect,” Smith says. “Tidy up around the ears, edges, and neckline with mini clippers to create the clean finish.”

How Frequently Should it Be Maintained

You need to visit the barber every month for cleanups (4-5 weeks, Gibson estimates as the ideal timeframe).

“This will allow for movement on top,” he says. “It’s imperative to clean up the edges and neck hair in an ‘unkempt’ side parting like this, in order to keep the style looking sharp.”

How to Style

First, define your part with the end of a fine-tooth comb, says Smith. You can shake your hair first to see how it separates, and your part should be easy to find. Then, apply a few sprays of hair tonic (like V76 by Vaughn’s.) to the style, and massage it from the roots. This tonic will give it the flexibility to be restyled and reworked throughout the day, if anything goes awry.

Then, Smith says to use a blow dryer. on low heat, while directing with a vent brush.. Together, they’ll give the style a little added volume.

Once dry, take a dime size amount of styling clay (like American Crew) and emulsify it in your fingertips. Then, work it in from the back of the head forward, targeting the roots. Massage it in and tousle the hair for some added texture.

Lastly, direct your hair back and to the side for a texturized, natural finish.

How to Get the Beard

To maintain this beard length, Smith says you’ll need to trim every 2-3 days on approximately a 4- or 5-guard.

“For trimming the neckline, work by using the two-finger method above the Adam’s Apple, for a rounded look,” he says.

Connect that point above your fingers to the backs of your ears, creating a ‘U’ shape.


A Watch and a ‘Wee Vespa’: James McAvoy on His Favorite Gear


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

Some guys love power tools.. Other guys plunk down cash for the latest and greatest tech, or maybe some slick new adventure gear.. But James McAvoy is all about the classics. We chatted with the February Men’s Journal cover star. about his favorite gear behind the scenes at our cover shoot, and he picked out two all-time favorites: a vintage watch and a Vespa.

To be more precise, the watch is a 1950s Waltham, an American watchmaker founded in the 1850s in Massachusetts. As watches go, it’s a very adventurous brand: Waltham timepieces have accompanied explorers. on missions to the North and South Poles (Ernest Shackleton had one on his 1907 expedition), and they were used on board American military ships and planes throughout the 20th century. McAvoy’s model is a tiny one, but it certainly has a larger-than-life pedigree.

As for the Vespa, he used to have one and is starting to miss it. While he admits that an actual motorcycle. is definitely the better pick for tearing up a race track, the scooter has its own charms, too.

“I really do quite like zipping about on a wee Vespa,” he told Men’s Journal.

We can’t argue with that. Learn more about McAvoy’s prized possessions in the video above, and don’t miss our full profile. on him in the February issue of Men’s Journal, available on newsstands now.

James McAvoy Shares His Favorite Place to Travel


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

When it comes to traveling, one place really stands out for February cover star. James McAvoy: Spain, especially Madrid. You can view the video here.

“I’m a bit obsessed,” he confessed behind the scenes at our cover shoot.

The Spanish capital certainly has a hold on the Scottish-born actor, but Barcelona, Spain’s second most populous city, is also a favorite. He particularly likes that city’s Gothic Quarter, a historic district filled with Gothic buildings and even some Roman ruins.

But Madrid, for now at least, is at the top of his list. With its sunny weather, tasty food, and amazing wine not far away, there’s a lot to love about the city. In fact, McAvoy might even consider staying there for awhile.

“I could see myself living in Madrid,” he said.

Learn more about his favorite places to travel in the video up top, and check out our full profile. on him in the February issue of Men’s Journal, available on newsstands now.

Looking for more recs on places to travel? You’ll find plenty of travel hacks and tips. to help plan your next getaway, and get inspired by our 2019 Travel Awards, where we honor some of the best destinations, guides, and hotels on the planet.

James McAvoy’s Men’s Journal Cover Shoot


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

James awarded the Golden Throne


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

James McAvoy received one of his best freebies yet after his appearance on Saturday Night Live.

The Scots actor was given a very fetching gold toilet seat from Charmin after a bit of toilet humour on the show.

James pointed out he wasn’t paid to talk about the gift on Instagram however added: “If Charmin want a poster boy I clean up real good.”

His friend Nicholas Hoult told him: “Pahahahaha, this is so you.”

It Chapter 2 News


Written by marcie on February 17 2019

It: Chapter 2 is reportedly 3 hours long.

Insider ViewerAnon tweeted: “IT: CHAPTER 2 is almost three hours long. “Pretty good but it needs work – the first is better. “And that’s all I’m saying lest WB sue me into an early grave.”

Of course, a test screening isn’t the final cut, so it’s unsurprising that the movie is three hours at this stage.

The first film was two hours and 15 minutes, but presumably, the sequel’s final cut will be slightly longer at least.

It Chapter 2 stars James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain as older members of the Losers’ Club.

Glass coming to Blu-Ray April 16


Written by marcie on February 28 2019

Glass will be available on Digital April 2, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 16. There are a whole slew of special features, including 12 deleted scenes, and an alternate opening. Here’s a look at the features.


BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL

  • The Collection of Main Characters – A look at all the main players and how they fit in the universe created by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.
    • David Dunn
    • Elijah Price
    • Kevin Wendell Crumb
    • The Rest of the Family
  • Bringing the Team Back Together – M. Night Shyamalan is famous for working with many of the same crew from film to film.  In this piece, cast and crew share personal stories of why Shyamalan’s productions feel like seeing family again.
  • David Dunn vs. The Beast – An in-depth look at the animalistic face-off between David Dunn and The Beast
  • Glass Decoded – M. Night Shyamalan unveils some secrets of continuity and style from across theGlass trilogy
  • Breaking Glass: The Stunts – The superhuman strength of The Beast is best illustrated in the stunts. Take a behind the scenes look into the very effective methods of executing stunts in the film.
  • Connecting the Glass Universe – Explore M. Night Shyamalan’s stylistic approach to the Glasstrilogy and the unconventional concept of a comic book movie grounded in reality.
  • M. Night Shyamalan: Behind the Lens – Cast and crew discuss Shyamalan’s dedicated and meticulous approach to storytelling.
  • The Sound of Glass – Composer West Dylan Thordson elaborates on his use of string instruments to create tension, and explains why recording the score on-location enhanced the tone of Glass.
  • Enhancing the Spectacle – The VFX team provides details on the rewarding task of using CGI as an effective tool to intensify the narrative of Glass.
  • Raven Hill Memorial – Roam the long corridors of Raven Hill Memorial Hospital and see why the cast and crew describe the eerie location as its own character in the film.
  • Night Vision – A look at the early stages of Glass by examining the storyboards and their remarkable similarity to the final shots in the film.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL AND DVD:

  • Alternate Opening – Introduction by director M. Night Shyamalan available
  • Deleted Scenes – Introductions by director M. Night Shyamalan available
    • David Alone at Bar
    • Patricia Talks to Cheerleaders
    • David Encounters Pierce
    • Casey in Art Class
    • Dr. Staple Explains Machine
    • Mrs. Price in Waiting Room
    • Mrs. Price Talks to Elijah
    • Dr. Staple Drinks Tea
    • Pierce Checks Elijah’s Room
    • Mrs. Price Tells Elijah About Surgery
    • David Submits to Dr. Staple
    • Patients Worship The Beast
  • A Conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan – Star James McAvoy and Producer/Writer/Director M. Night Shyamalan discuss the importance of originality when creating a film in this genre.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer


Written by marcie on February 28 2019

New trailer out for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. You can view it below. Dark Phoenix hits theaters June 7, 2019


In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

91st Academy Awards


Written by marcie on February 28 2019

James attended the 91st Annual Academy Awards to present the Oscars for best sound editing and best sound mixing with Danai Gurira. Pics are down below.

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‘His Dark Materials’ HBO Air Date, Plot, Cast Details For Season 1 and 2


Written by marcie on May 03 2019

HBO’s next epic series is set to premiere later this year and it will likely fill up the hole that Game of Thrones will leave behind. The network will launch His Dark Materials in a collaboration with BBC and it’s also based on a book with a large following.

Philip Pullman wrote and published His Dark Materials from 1995 to 2000, which also led to the development of a feature film. In 2007, The Golden Compass starring Nicole Kidman hit the big screen but the movie failed to do well at the box office so plans for the sequels were scrapped.

In 2015, BBC announced that it will be developing His Dark Materials as an eight-part TV series to supposedly launch in 2017. The show, however, took longer to come together but BBC also inked a partnership with HBO for the release.

His Dark Materials follows the story of Lyra Belacqua (played by Dafne Keen) who discovers a door to a mystical parallel universe. The book is supposed to be a young adult series but the story carries themes like the temptation and follies of men. Some compare His Dark Materials to a retelling of the classic John Milton literary piece Paradise Lost.

Aside from the Keen, who is best known to fans for the movie Logan, the BBC/HBO drama will also feature James McAvoy as Lord Asrael, Ruth Wilson as Marissa Coulter, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby. Georgina Campbell is also in the cast as the journalist Adele Starminster, while Shameless actress Anna-Marie Duff will play Ma Costa. 

Three Game of Thrones actors are also in the cast — Ian Gelder as Charles the librarian scholar, Lucien Msamati as John Faa, and James Cosmo as Farder Coram. For a complete listing of the star-studded ensemble of His Dark Materials, check out the press release from HBO. 

His Dark Materials season 1 finished filming in December 2018 and by February the following year, BBC released the show’s first tease. The first installment will cover the trilogy’s first book “Northern Lights” (also known as “The Golden Compass” in the U.S.) and from the looks of it, the show will be a faithful adaptation.

The cast and crew will soon be back on the set to film His Dark Materials season 2 based on the second book “The Subtle Knife.” According to Walesonline, the whole series will be told in forty episodes, which will be spread out in five seasons. 

Unicef Soccer Aid 2019


Written by marcie on June 20 2019

James recently participated in the Unicef Soccer Aid photos have been posted in the gallery and a video from the Sun shows James getting a stitch after being hit in the face.

Appearances / Other Events / 06.16.19 | Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2019 – England v Soccer Aid World XI

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X-Men Dark Phoenix Press


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

James did a lot of promo for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. I didn’t have time to post it all but in the following posts will be everything I saved. Let’s start first with this article.

James McAvoy gives away Oscars autographed shirt after raising almost £60,000 for charity

James McAvoy: There should be no barriers to women playing football


Written by marcie on June 25 2019

James McAvoy has welcomed mixed participation in football, saying there should be no boundaries to women playing the sport.

The Scottish star will play on the World XI side at Soccer Aid for Unicef on Sunday, against an England team boasting John Terry, David Seaman and Sir Mo Farah.

The charity match will include women for the first time this year, with Katie Chapman and Rachel Yankey joining the England team, and Brazilian players Fran and Rosanna joining the World team, captained by Usain Bolt.

McAvoy said: “There should be no boundaries for people to do what they want to do in any part of society and we sadly have that all the way through society.

“There are class boundaries, there are glass ceilings, but sport seems to be saying no to that at the moment and that is something we should support.

“Having women on our team doesn’t feel weird, it feels natural, it feels completely ordinary.”

Westlife singer Nicky Byrne, who will play alongside McAvoy, added: “I have a little girl and it’s great that she can have role models and it’s only right we are pushing boundaries now.

“Little girls need to grow up looking to their heroes, they can be just like them, and in football it doesn’t have to be men.

“The women’s World Cup is flying at the moment, England are doing well.”

However, McAvoy revealed he will be playing with an injury on Sunday, saying: “I got wiped out by someone in their 60s at a game of football on Monday preparing for a game of football here.

“I don’t think they meant it, he had a wee glint in his eye, he came in from the right and swiped my ankle out.”

Describing Olympic champion Bolt as a team leader, he said: “He’s very tall, very evident, very visible, above the heads.

“No he’s good, he’s got a good sense of humour and is bringing such great attention to what is a fantastic charity, helping children all over the place and he’s really bringing attention to the fact that for every pound you give, the government are gong to make it two and if you give a tenner the Government will make it 20.”

Soccer Aid for Unicef will be broadcast live on ITV on June 16, starting at 6.30pm. To donate visit socceraid.org.uk

Late Late Show with James Corden


Written by marcie on July 02 2019

Corden was joined by Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters and James McAvoy in his tour around London.

The host kicked off the tour by showing the cast some highlights around the city, including a monument he said was designed by the man who designed Sir Ian McKellen’s bathroom and a Tesco Express that he claimed Sean Penn lost his virginity in.

After Corden showed the cast the landmarks, the late-night show’s bandleader Reggie Watts led the group in a sing-a-long. Turner and Shipp especially got into the number and shimmied as Watts sang.


Here’s also a few pics from the Bus Tour

Interviews / 06.20.19 | Late Late Show with James Corden

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James to return to stage to play in Cyrano de Bergerac


Written by marcie on July 02 2019


Film star James McAvoy is gearing up to portray the titular role in an upcoming production of Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

According to The Daily Mail, the production hopes to open the Playhouse Theatre at the end of this year or by January 2020.

Full details have not been confirmed.

The classic play takes place in Paris, 1640. Never shying away from blood or fools, full of panache and a smooth talker, skilled swordsman yet soulful poet Cyrano de Bergerac is not so daring when it comes to love, as the shockingly large nose defiling his face prevents him from courting the beautiful Roxane, the love of his life.

Two years ago McAvoy posted a photograph on Instagram of himself with a copy of Martin Crimp’s adaptation of the work, and a particularly long fake schnozzle.

He hashtagged a line that read #itsnotthesizeofyournosethatcountsitswhatyoudowithitthatcounts.

His Dark Materials Join In HBO’s Comic-Con Slate


Written by marcie on July 02 2019

His Dark Materials will take place in Hall H on July 18 at 4:45 pm with James McAvoy (Lord Asriel), Dafne Keen (Lyra), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby), Jane Tranter (executive producer) and Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter). Autograph signing is at 2:45 pm. His Dark Materials is written by Jack Thorne and directed by Tom Hooper, and is based on Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy of books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction.

Soccer Aid For UNICEF 2019


Written by marcie on July 02 2019

Here’s the stats on who won and what the score was.

Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2019 took place at. the Chelsea Stamford Bridge instead of the Old Trafford in Manchester this year. Interestingly, the venue wasn’t the only exclusive highlight of the upcoming game. Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2019 was the first match to be played in consecutive. years, along with being the first match to feature female players. 

Who won?

World XI and England then participated in penalty shootouts to find a winner. Which ultimately resulted in World XI winning 3-1.

Which team was James on?

World XI Squad

  • Didier Drogba – Chelsea legend in addition to
  • Usain Bolt – Former sprinter thus
  • Kem Cetinay – Love Island star moreover
  • Robbie Keane – Former Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker hence
  • Michael Essien – Former Chelsea and Ghana midfielder furthermore
  • Niall Horan – One Direction singer Robbie Williams Soccer Aid For UNICEF 2019
  • Ricardo Carvalho – Former Chelsea and Portugal defender
  • Martin Compston – Line of Duty actor
  • Danny O’Carroll – Mrs Brown’s Boys actor
  • Jack Savoretti – Singer Niall Horan Soccer Aid For UNICEF 2019 Didier Drogba Usain Bolt 
  • Eric Cantona – Former Man Utd and France striker
  • Robert Pires – Former Arsenal and France midfielder
  • DJ Locksmith – Rudimental star
  • Billy Wingrove – Freestyle footballer
  • Nicky Byrne – Westlife singer
  • Roman Kemp – Capital FM presenter during
  • Rosana Dos Santos Augusto – Former Brazil footballer
  • Francielle ‘Franzinha’ Manelo – Former Brazil footballer
  • Roberto Carlos – Former Real Madrid and Brazil defender
  • James McAvoy – His Dark Materials Actor in 

His Dark Materials Trailer


Written by marcie on July 30 2019

New trailer for His Dark Materials. I also added pics from Comic Con which can be viewed down below.


Appearances / 2019 / 07.18.19 | His Dark Materials Comic Con Panel

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James to Star in London Cyrano de Bergerac


Written by marcie on July 30 2019

James McAvoy, soon to be seen alongside Tony nominee Ruth Wilson and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda on HBO’s His Dark Materials, will return to the London stage later this year. The actor has been tapped to take on the title role of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End.

The production, marking the 2019–2020 season kickoff for director Jamie Lloyd’s eponymous theatre company, features a new adaptation by Martin Crimp. Performances will begin at the Playhouse Theatre November 27, with opening night set for December 6. The run is currently scheduled through February 29, 2020.

McAvoy, known for his big screen performances in the X-Men series, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and Glass, and Atonement (for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination), reunites with Lloyd after London engagements of The Ruling Class, Macbeth, and Three Days of Rain. He earned Olivier nominations for all three.

The staging will feature sets and costumes by Soutra Gilmour, lighting by Jon Clark, sound design and original music by Ben and Max Ringham, and fight direction by Kate Waters. Casting is by Stuart Burt.

On the other side of the pond, Game of Thrones Emmy winner Peter Dinklage will take center stage in another adaptation of the play—this one a musical—with the New Group Off-Broadway.

New Photos from His Dark Materials


Written by marcie on October 28 2019

I added one promo pic and the poster in the gallery.

Movies / His Dark Materials / Promotional

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New Photos From His Dark Materials and more


Written by marcie on February 09 2020

New Photos from His Dark Materials and Candids from the Playhouse Theatre

Candids / 2019 / 12.02.19 | at The Playhouse Theatre

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Cyrano De Bergerac Trailer


Written by marcie on February 11 2020

New trailer for Cyrano De Bergerac, also the play will be shown live on February 20 at 7pm. Here’s a list of the theatres it will be shown. It will be screened at Mold’s Theatr Clwyd (01352 344101); Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay (01492 556677); Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema (01745 850197) and the Vue Cinema, Rhyl (0345 308 4620)

You can also preview a clip here

Cyrano De Bergerac Press Night After Party


Written by marcie on February 11 2020

Added new photos from the Cyrano De Bergerac Press Night After Party.

Stage / 2019 | Cyrano De Bergerac / 12.06.19 | Press Night After Party

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James Donates £275,000 To Campaign For Protective Equipment


Written by marcie on March 31 2020

 James McAvoy has donated £275,000 ($340,000) to a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for protective equipment for NHS staff treating coronavirus.

In a video message in support of the Masks 4 Heroes campaign, the actor said “the situation is truly urgent and time is of the essence”.

The campaign was launched by a group of NHS (National Health Service) medics and doctors appealing for money to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, visors and gloves, the shortage of which has become an urgent problem in multiple countries battling the outbreak.

The UK campaign has raised more than £850,000 ($1M). Speaking about his decision to donate on Monday’s Good Morning Britain TV show, McAvoy said, “You can’t take it with you, which is something people have said for as long as we’ve been making money, but we might not be taking it with us sooner rather than later.

“One of the incredible things that’s happening right now across the world is we are prioritising our health service, our care for the elderly, we are looking inwards, we are spending time with our families – there are weird positives to come out of this new reality we find ourselves in, but one of the massive things is we’re all coming together regardless of financial status, birthright status. We’re all in the exact same boat.

“If you’ve got £10 to give, great, if you’ve got £275,000 to give, then great. Everything helps… We value the NHS so much.”

The doctors said in their appeal, “Unfortunately current hospital supplies are not sufficient and while we are reassured the government is doing everything it can, healthcare workers on the frontline are risking themselves daily without adequate protection to care for sick patients. Healthcare workers on the frontline without PPE is the equivalent of going to war without armour and protection.”

Speaking on Monday, the UK’s head of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said that around one in four NHS doctors have been signed off from work sick or in isolation following the outbreak.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and James McAvoy among actors to sign open letter warning about the future of UK theatre


Written by marcie on June 19 2020

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, James McAvoy, Andrew Scott and Sharon D Clarke are among actors to have thrown their support behind a letter warning that the UK theatre industry stands “on the brink of ruin”.

The actors have joined a group of nearly 100 performers, writers, directors, trade bodies and unions in signing a letter to the Government which says many venues face the risk of permanent closure.

The letter states: “Without Government investment, theatres will be forced to close and may never return. The threat of British theatre being destroyed by accident is as real as it is bleak.

“It would not only be a spiritual tragedy but an economic one.”

Research by the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre suggests 70% of theatres will run out of money by the end of 2020.

Culture “will play a crucial role as we emerge from the crisis”, the letter states.

“Theatre is one of the UK’s most dazzling success stories. In all its forms, whether drama, musical theatre, opera or dance, British theatre is a world-class cultural and economic force, with productions filling venues from Broadway to Beijing.”

Source: Standard.co.uk

The Sandman on Audible


Written by marcie on July 10 2020

Listen to James voice The Sandman’s Lord Morpheus on July 15 on Audible.

Pre-order here.

Empire Podcast


Written by marcie on July 11 2020

James McAvoy is the guest on this week’s latest lockdown episode of the Empire Podcast, having a good old natter with Chris Hewitt about McAvoy’s latest project, the Audible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s legendary comic book series, The Sandman, in which McAvoy plays Morpheus, lord of dreams. They also chat about McAvoy’s geekdom, his Stephen King experience on It: Chapter 2, his recent FIFA game with Liam Payne for Soccer Aid, and his starring role in cheap-as-chips lockdown Instagram show, the very funny Space Force.

The Sandman Audio Adaptation Tops the New York Times’ Best Sellers List


Written by marcie on August 07 2020

Audible’s audio drama adaptation of The Sandman is already off to a strong start, widely acclaimed by critics and officially hit with listeners as it tops the New York Times Best Sellers list less than a month since its debut.

The Sandman adaptation has gained the top spot in the New York Times “Audio Fiction” Best Sellers category, an especially impressive feat for Audible’s adaptation of the universally acclaimed Vertigo Comics series by Neil Gaiman.

The audio drama faithfully adapts the first twenty issues of the comic book series, which was originally published from 1989 to 1996, featuring a whole host of superstar comic book artists, including co-creators Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. A CD release, for those without an Audible account, is expected later this year.

James To Narrate Channel 4 Reality Show ‘The Bridge’


Written by marcie on August 27 2020

James McAvoy is to narrate Channel 4 Entertainment reality competition show The Bridge.

The show will see 12 strangers come together on the banks of a picturesque lake in the British countryside where they will need to work together to build a bridge in 20 days to an island 250 meters away. Each person in the winning team will get a vote for who they think is the most deserving of of the £100k prize. The winner is then left to decide whether to keep the money or share it.

Twelve Minutes Trailer and BTS


Written by marcie on September 05 2020

Twelve Minutes is an upcoming interactive time loop thriller that features voice work from Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class), and Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse). The game will be released sometime at the end of 2020 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

Cayman Islands to Feature Cyrano de Bergerac


Written by marcie on October 18 2020

Cyrano de Bergerac to play on the big screen at the Camana Bay Cinema.

Saturday October 17th 8:00pm

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Source: Cayman Big Screen

The Big Light Interview


Written by marcie on October 23 2020

“I enjoy telling stories and I enjoy crafting the story and the narrative for the audience.”

“The first two [X-Men films] were enjoyable for me in particular….[I was] doing something that was, on the top, colourful, fun, blockbuster-y, action movie, superhero, throwaway whatever. But, at the heart of it, certainly for the first movie, it was about two guys, who come from completely different ends of the social spectrum, finding a connection. It was the story of their friendship…but it was really a buddy movie and a story of two guys falling in love with each other and becoming best pals.”

Olivier Awards: Michele Austin & James McAvoy in conversation


Written by marcie on October 23 2020

Join Olivier Award nominees Michele Austin and James McAvoy as we hear the inside scoop on how they found out they were nominated, and what they’d receive an award for, if it wasn’t in theatre…

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2020


Written by marcie on November 25 2020

On stage, Sheffield’s renowned Crucible Theatre boasts two separate nominations in the Theatre category for new plays Standing at the Sky’s Edge, directed by Robert Hastie with music by Richard Hawley, and Life of Pi, directed by Max Webster. They go head to head with The Jamie Lloyd Company’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring James McAvoy in the title role.

Here’s the full category:

Theatre
Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Life of Pi
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Cyrano de Bergerac
Playhouse Theatre

New Photos from the Set of My Son


Written by marcie on November 25 2020

New photos from the set of My Son.

MOVIES > 2021 | MY SON > ON SET

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Red Nose Day


Written by marcie on February 09 2021

The Great Celebrity British Bake Off


Written by marcie on March 19 2021

New images and highlights from The Great Celebrity British Bake off. We have images and video which will be added to the site.
View James awesome hidden talent.

Bafta Awards 2021


Written by marcie on April 22 2021

New pics from the Bafta Awards 2021 arrivals and inside

APPEARANCES > 2021 > APRIL 11 | BAFTA AWARDS (ARRIVALS)

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APPEARANCES > 2021 > APRIL 11 | BAFTA AWARDS (INSIDE)

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James McAvoy for supporting India’s fight against Covid


Written by marcie on May 08 2021

First Look at Together


Written by marcie on May 14 2021

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan (“Catastrophe,” “Military Wives”) are set to front “Utopia” writer Dennis Kelly’s drama “Together.”

Directed by Emmy and BAFTA-winning director Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”), the film is set in the U.K. from the first days of the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 until the present day. It tells the story of a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship during lockdown.

Horgan plays a charity worker who is a co-ordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity, while McAvoy plays a self-employed man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. He’s been forced to furlough his staff and take up growing vegetables. The couple share a 10-year-old son, who is the one thing that has kept his parents’ relationship together — until lockdown.

“Together” is produced by Guy Heeley and West End and Broadway theater producer Sonia Friedman.

Source: Variety

12 Minutes Trailer


Written by marcie on June 15 2021

Twelve Minutes Trailer and Release date.

Twelve Minutes will be releasing for PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox One (Xbox Game Pass) on August 19, 2021.

Together Trailer


Written by marcie on June 19 2021

THE SANDMAN: ACT II


Written by marcie on July 28 2021

Neil Gaiman has had a lot of new projects lately. Just yesterday, in fact, he announced that he and Douglas Mackinnon are showrunning an Amazon series adaptation of his novel, Anansi Boys. He’s also working on Season 2 of Good Omens, and there’s that Netflix adaptation of The Sandman, the groundbreaking graphic novel Gaiman wrote for DC Comics.

Netflix isn’t the only one adapting The Sandman, however. Audible has already done an audio drama of the first part with a star-studded cast that included James McAvoy as Morpheus (aka Dream), Michael Sheen as Lucifer, Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven, Kat Dennings as Death, and Miriam Margolyes as Despair. The production did so well that Audible is releasing a second one, appropriately called The Sandman: Act II.

The Sandman: Act II will debut Sept. 22, 2021 on Audible.

James on Jimmy Kimmel


Written by marcie on August 13 2021

James talks to guest host Sarah Silverman about the first time they met at a charity event, his new movie Together, having a bun and ending the “man bun” stigma, and a candle that “smells like him” selling on Easy.

Together Clip


Written by marcie on August 14 2021

A Clip from Together which comes to the US on August 27.

The Washington Post


Written by marcie on August 19 2021

James McAvoy, main character of Annapurna’s upcoming interactive thriller Twelve Minutes, discusses the difficulty of his role and whether a game can challenge the moral boundaries of what players are willing to do.

My Son Trailer


Written by marcie on September 03 2021

My Son will be available on Universal’s Peacock streaming service on September 15.

The Fashion Awards 2021


Written by marcie on December 01 2021

James attended the Fashion Awards in London. Pictures have been added to the gallery.

APPEARANCES > 2021 > NOVEMBER 29 | THE FASHION AWARDS

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James On Graham Norton


Written by marcie on February 07 2022

James was on Graham Norton and I forgot to add these. While our site was migrating to a new server this was added to our Youtube playlist. A second clip is below after the jump.

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22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards


Written by marcie on February 28 2022

The winners of the 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards have now been revealed. James McAvoy had a triumphant evening, being awarded the Best Performer in a Male Identifying Role in a Play prize for his celebrated turn in Cyrano de Bergerac.

New Interview


Written by marcie on March 06 2022

James is featured in a new interview talking about Cyrano de Bergerac. This video is not embeddable but you can watch it at the link below. Just click on the source link

Source:NY1

New Candid


Written by marcie on March 23 2022


James McAvoy dined at the Hope Street restaurant ahead of his Glasgow show

James McAvoy is due to take to the stage in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Theatre Royal between March 18-26.

New Stills


Written by marcie on March 23 2022

New stills from Cyrano De Bergerac and 1 new BTS still.

STAGE > 2019 | CYRANO DE BERGERAC > STILLS

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STAGE > 2019 | CYRANO DE BERGERAC > Behind the Scenes

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Cyrano De Bergerac Opening Night


Written by marcie on April 14 2022

New photos from the Cyrano De Bergerac Opening Night.

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APPEARANCES > 2022 > APRIL 14 | CYRANO DE BERGERAC OPENING NIGHT

Happy Birthday James


Written by marcie on April 21 2022

Here’s to James and the reason I started this site back in 2008. Atonement was the big reason I turned to James and it still is. Happy Birthday James

Opening Night of Cyrano de Bergerac


Written by marcie on April 23 2022

Just last week, the Brooklyn Academy of Music celebrated opening night of Jamie Lloyd’s bold, Olivier-winning revival of Cyrano de Bergerac-written by Edmond Rostand and freely adapted by Martin Crimp-at the BAM Harvey Theater through May 22

James hardest sex scene


Written by marcie on April 26 2022

While filming the British TV series ‘Shameless’, actor James McAvoy experienced the unexpected. Speaking to The Times newspaper, he said: “I had the merest hint of an erection a couple of times. “It’s usually so uncomfortable that it’s more about making it look like you’re really going for this person, while convincing the person that you’re not having a good time. While at the same time not making them feel like you’re saying ‘Don’t worry, I’m not enjoying it, because you’re stinking!'”

James at the 2022 Met Gala


Written by marcie on May 05 2022

See James and Lisa at 0:21 seconds in.

Bafta’s 2021


Written by marcie on May 09 2022

A few new photos from Bafta’s 2021

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APPEARANCES > 2021 > APRIL 11 | BAFTA AWARDS (ARRIVALS)
APPEARANCES > 2021 > APRIL 11 | BAFTA AWARDS (INSIDE)

The Seagulls Press Night


Written by marcie on July 07 2022

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APPEARANCES > 2022 > JULY 07 | THE SEAGULL PRESS NIGHT

His Dark Materials Season 3 Teaser


Written by marcie on October 08 2022

New Trailer for His Dark Materials Season3 comes this December 5th.

New York Comic Con


Written by marcie on October 08 2022

New photos of James at the New York Comic Con

APPEARANCES > 2022 > OCTOBER 06 | NEW YORK COMIC CON

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New York Comic Con


Written by marcie on November 09 2022

New photos of James from New York Comic Con

PHOTOSHOOTS > 2022 > NEW YORK COMIC CON

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GQ Men of the Year Awards


Written by marcie on November 17 2022

James McAvoy attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards with his sister Joy. Images have been added to the gallery

APPEARANCES > 2022 > NOVEMBER 16 | GQ MEN OF THE YEAR

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Gallery Update


Written by marcie on December 05 2022

New photos from Tokyo Comic Con: Press Conference, Tokyo Comic Con: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3, The Fashion Awards and GQ Men of the Year.

APPEARANCES > 2022 > NOVEMBER 16 | GQ MEN OF THE YEAR

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APPEARANCES > 2022 > NOVEMBER 24 | TOKYO COMIC CON: PRESS CONFERENCE

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APPEARANCES > 2022 > NOVEMBER 25 | TOKYO COMIC CON: DAY 1

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APPEARANCES > 2022 > NOVEMBER 26 | TOKYO COMIC CON: DAY 2

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APPEARANCES > 2022 > NOVEMBER 27 | TOKYO COMIC CON: DAY 3

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APPEARANCES > 2022 > DECEMBER 05 | THE FASHION AWARDS

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Magazines Update


Written by marcie on December 21 2022

New Scans from SFX December Issue and TV and Satellite Week December 17, 2022.

MAGAZINES > SFX

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MAGAZINES > TV & SATELLITE WEEK

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Netflix’s “Next In Fashion” Tastemaker Event


Written by marcie on February 28 2023

James attended the Netflix’s “Next In Fashion” Tastemaker Event at Zero Bond with his wife Lisa. You can see photos in the gallery.

APPEARANCES > 2023 > FEBRUARY 27 | NETFLIX’S “NEXT IN FASHION” TASTEMAKER EVENT

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Megacon Orlando


Written by marcie on April 03 2023

James appeared at Megacon Orlando. Photos have been added from that event.

APPEARANCES > 2023 > MARCH 30 | MEGACON ORLANDO

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James Reteams With Blumhouse For “Speak No Evil”


Written by marcie on April 18 2023

After working together on the combined half billion-plus grossing hits, Split and Glass, James McAvoy and Blumhouse are reteaming for a remake of Danish thriller, Speak No Evil. James Watkins (The Woman in Black) will direct from his script. Universal has set a theatrical release of Aug. 9, 2024.

In the original 2022 movie, a Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes try to stay polite in the face of unpleasantness. Pic is based on the screenplay by Christian Tafdrup and Mads Tafdrup.

James to star in Action Thriller “Control”


Written by marcie on April 27 2023

James McAvoy is set to star in Control, a high-concept action thriller that will be directed by Red helmer Robert Schwentke and backed by Studiocanal and The Picture Company. Shooting will begin in Berlin this summer.

Control is adapted from the award-winning podcast Shipworm from Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie into a tense ticking-clock thriller revolving around a doctor who awakens one morning with an untraceable device planted in his head. He must follow a mysterious voice’s instructions or devastating consequences will unfold.

Met Gala 2023


Written by marcie on May 06 2023

New photos added from the Met Gala with James and Lisa.

APPEARANCES > 2023 > MAY 1 | MET GALA

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The Book of Clarence Release Date Pushed


Written by marcie on June 22 2023

Sony has bumped the film’s release date from September 22nd, 2023 to January 12th, 2024. Unless the studio is actually giving this film a late limited December release, then its Oscar chances are basically toast.

amuel’s film is about a man named Clarence living in 29 A.D. Jerusalem who looks to capitalize on the rise of Jesus Christ. It sounds intriguing enough. The setting is, at the very least, intriguing.

Production on the film began last November and wrapped this past February. It is a story that’s biblical in nature and has a talented cast of African-American actors behind it. The cast includes LaKeith Stanfield (as Clarence), Omar Sy, David Oyelowo and Alfre Woodard. The white guys are Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy, both said to have supporting roles.

James at Fashion Trust Arabia’s winners launching into Matches


Written by marcie on July 07 2023

James and Lisa attended the celebration for Fashion Trust Arabia’s winners launching into Matches at The Connaught Hotel on June 25, 2023 in London. Photos from that event have been posted in the gallery. Enjoy!

APPEARANCES > 2023 > JUNE 25 | FASHION TRUST ARABIA’S WINNERS LAUNCHING INTO MATCHES

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The Book of Clarence Teaser Trailer


Written by marcie on August 30 2023

Vogue World


Written by marcie on September 15 2023

In a script written by James Graham, actors Sienna Miller, James McAvoy, Cush Jumbo, Damien Lewis, and James Corden vent some of the frustrations that young theatre makers share: a sector-wide hiring crisis, a chronic lack of investment, and a reticence from tentpole institutions to take creative risks as a result.

You can view the video down below.

APPEARANCES > 2023 > SEPTEMBER 14 | VOGUE WORLD

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James to make Directorial Debut


Written by marcie on October 23 2023

James is making his first directorial debut with a biopic about the fearless fraudsters, who had the world fooled – until they didn’t.

Talking to Deadline about the project, McAvoy expressed his excitement for the film, and for getting a chance to represent his homeland on screen. “What these two young men from Dundee attempted beggars belief and I can’t wait to bring this absolutely incredible, and also very Scottish/Californian story to the cinema,” McAvoy said. “Using Scottish talent behind and in front of the camera is something I’m passionate about and I’m over the moon to be making my directorial debut in my homeland. The film will first and foremost be a celebration of the Scottish spirit, but the ‘Silibil N’ Brains’ duo’s audacious fakery can’t help but appeal to audiences worldwide.”

Bain and Boyd’s story has been told on page and screen before, in the form of Bain’s brilliantly titled memoir California Schemin’ and Jeanie Finlay’s 2013 doc The Great Hip-Hop Hoax, but this will be the first time it’s been given the dramatised treatment. McAvoy’s film, currently untitled, is set to show how the duo set about pulling off their great con, shaking off their Scottish accents to reimagine themselves as key players in the early 00s Cali music scene, childhood pals of Eminem’s no less. And considering where that lie eventually led – to opening slots for Em’s hip-hop outfit D12 and appearances on MTV – there’s plenty of material here for McAvoy to really run with.

Produced by Homefront Productions and producer Guy J Louthan, the film will commence shooting next year.

Source: Empire

New Project: Turn Up the Sun


Written by marcie on November 05 2023

The Syndicate is pitching the new thriller Turn Up the Sun! from Welsh filmmaker Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets) starring James McAvoy alongside a European cast that includes Lucas Bravo (Emily in Paris), Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale) and Almudena Amor (The Good Boss). The thriller, in which two couples accidentally book the same countryside mansion for a weekend break, only to discover things may not be as they seem, has already begun shooting in the U.K. under an Equity-PACT agreement.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Speak No Evil to Resume UK Shoot


Written by marcie on November 19 2023

Blumhouse Productions’ Speak No Evil starring James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis and Scoot McNairy restarted filming in the UK this week prior to SAG-AFTRA reaching its tentative agreement with the AMPTP.

The horror film, which is distributed by Universal, had five days left of filming when production shut down in July. Screen understands the production went ahead under Equity contracts, which were approved by SAG-AFTRA, rather than a waiver.

The US actors’ union reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP on Wednesday (November 8) after 118 days of striking, allowing actors to recommence work from 12:01am PT on Thursday (November 9).

Production on Speak No Evil began in late May and included a week in Croatia before moving to the UK to shoot on location in Gloucester.

There is no update on whether Universal will re-schedule the North American release of August, 2024.

Directed by James Watkins, Speak No Evil is a remake of the Danish horror of the same name about two families who go on a vacation together which quickly turns sinister.

Source: ScreenDaily

The Book of Clarence Official Trailer


Written by marcie on November 29 2023

The Book of Clarence will be in theaters January 12, 2024

New Poster for the Book of Clarence


Written by marcie on December 13 2023

Stranger Things: The First Shadow Premiere


Written by marcie on January 03 2024

James attended the Stranger Things: The First Shadow Premiere. You can view photos from that event in the gallery.

APPEARANCES > 2023 > DECEMBER 14 | STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW WORLD PREMIERE

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Filmography Complete


Written by marcie on January 05 2024

All Filmography is now complete. If anyone has information on some of the projects I didn’t add info to just email me. James plays were the hardest since there is hardly any info online.

Speak No Evil Release Date


Written by marcie on January 20 2024

New release date for Speak No Evil which comes in September. Per Deadline, Blumhouse and Universal’s Speak No Evil was originally intended to be released on August 9, 2024; however, the movie will now hit United States theaters on September 13, 2024.

Speak No Evil


Written by marcie on February 23 2024

What is the ‘Speak No Evil’ about?
The original movie follows a Danish family who are invited to spend some time with a Dutch family they met on vacation. However, their perfect weekend in a remote area quickly turns out to be a dark adventure. It’s unknown how faithful to the original the remake will be.

Who has been cast in the ‘Speak No Evil’ remake?
So far, only McAvoy is attached to the project. The Scottish actor, known for his work in titles such as X-Men: First Class or Atonement, is no stranger to the genre, as he has appeared in thrillers such as It: Chapter 2, Glass and Split.

When is the ‘Speak No Evil’ remake coming out?
The Blumhouse production is set to have a theatrical release on August 9, 2024. Apart from Blum, Paul Ritchie, Christian Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek, and Bea Sequeira will serve as executive producers.

Bafta Film Awards


Written by marcie on February 23 2024

New Pictures from the Bafta Film Awards, I only have a few at the moment but more to come soon.



James Bitten on the set of Turn Up the Sun


Written by marcie on March 10 2024

James recently spoke on a podcast about the upcoming Turn Up the Sun in where he did and orgy scene where he was bitten and smashed his knee. Here’s a snippet from the article.

However, a saucy sex scene left James with a “smashed” knee while filming the on-screen orgy. He revealed: “I just did an improvised film which was shot in six days and it’s quite dark and sexual.

“The second last day of filming ended with about nine of us doing an orgy scene. An improvised f***** orgy scene.”

James, speaking on the Restless Natives podcast with Martin Compston and Gordon Smart, added: “It was hardcore dancing, everybody is on drugs, we had all drunk loads of whisky and there was loads of kissing, groping and disrobing.

“There’s this amazing Spanish actor called Almudena Amor and we had to go at it with each other. We had to be funny with it but properly go for it and we were both in the same headspace.”

He went on: “So we get to this improvised orgy and she’s bigger than me, she’s like 5ft 11in. At one point I was holding her upside down and we were doing some weird thing and somebody grabbed me on the back of the neck to start biting my neck.

“I just decked it and smashed my knee real hard on the ground. I think that’s the only time I’ve been injured making a film.”

Speak No Evil Moves Back One Month


Written by marcie on March 10 2024

Speak No Evil is on the move, with Blumhouse and Universal pushing it to Sept. 13. It previously was slated for Aug. 9.

It will now go head-to-head with the animated Paramount feature Transformers One.

James McAvoy stars in the remake of the Danish psychological horror thriller Gaesterne. According to the logline, it is “about a family invited for a weekend at an idyllic country house-a dream holiday that warps into a snarled psychological nightmare.” Christian Tafdrup was behind the original movie, which was nominated for 11 Danish Film Awards, the country’s Oscars equivalent.

James Watkins, who helmed Eden Lake and The Woman in Black, wrote and directed the feature. He is also known for work on the mind-bending Netflix series Black Mirror.
Blumhouse’s Jason Blum is producing. Executive producers are Paul Ritchie, Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek and Bea Sequeira. Blumhouse, which recently completed its merger with James Wan’s Atomic Monster, is in theaters with The Swimming Pool.

Speak No Evil Trailer


Written by marcie on April 11 2024

Speak No Evil comes out September 13

Julianne Moore Joins James In Action Thriller Control


Written by marcie on May 03 2024

After nabbing a Golden Globe nomination for her turn in Todd Haynes’ May December, Julianne Moore has been tapped to star opposite James McAvoy in Control, an action thriller from StudioCanal and The Picture Company, on which we were first to report.

Based on the podcast from Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie, Control revolves around the troubled Dr. Conway (McAvoy), who wakes up one morning to the sound of a mysterious voice in his head. With his reality now in question, the voice makes a series of escalating demands he must follow or devastating consequences will unfold. While specifics haven’t been disclosed, we hear that Moore plays a pivotal character with which the doctor must contend.

Source: Yahoo News

James McAvoy’s Directorial Debut: California Schemin’


Written by marcie on May 09 2024

According to Deadline, X-Men alum James McAvoy has officially enlisted BAFTA nominee Samuel Bottomley (How to Have Sex) and Séamus McLean Ross (Outlander: Blood of My Blood) to portray the leading roles in his upcoming feature directorial debut, California Schemin’.

The project will center around the life of rap duo Silibil N’ Brains, Scottish artists who pretended to be Americans in order to secure a record deal. Bottomley is expected to play Billy Boyd while McLean Ross will take on Gavin Bain. In addition to directing, McAvoy will also joined the cast as a supporting character.

“I’m proud to make my directorial debut with a very Scottish meets Hollywood story, using Scottish talent both in front of and behind the camera,” McAvoy said in a statement. “California Schemin’ is a true story about friendship, rap and glorious failure that beggars belief and gives us the opportunity to do all of this. Archie Thomson’s rich adaptation of this remarkable story captivated me and will appeal to audiences worldwide, and Samuel Bottomley and Séamus McClean Ross are a very special couple of young actors who possess all of these attributes and more. I feel privileged to be telling this story with them on my debut feature.”

Source: Yahoo

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