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Ewan McGregor Defends James McAvoy's MACBETH

Ewan McGregor Defends James McAvoy's MACBETHStage and screen star Ewan McGregor has come to the defense of mildly maligned fellow stage and screen performer James McAvoy on his Twitter account.

McAvoy currently stars as MACBETH in the West End and has come under fire by a TV personality on the BBC TV show HARDTALK, host Jonathan Miller.

Miller complained of the general "dumbing down" of the theatre in the West End and the "preoccupation of celebrity," among other faults he found with the current theatrical scene, citing McAvoy as an example.

McGregor took to Twitter today to write, "Hardtalk moaning about Celebs in Theater. Using James McAvoy as an eg. Ridiculous. Don't they know he's a brilliant actor. Come on BBC!"

McAvoy previously received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor for THREE DAYS OF RAIN in 2010 and has just received a Best Actor nomination for his work in MACBETH.

Check out some of McAvoy's own recent thoughts on playing the title role in MACBETH here.

Follow Ewan McGregor on Twitter here.

McAvoy currently stars in William Shakespeare's MACBETH in the West End, concluding on April 27. More information on the Olivier-nominated production is avilable here.

Photo Credit: UK Telegraph/Ewan McGregor OTHELLO

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