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James McAvoy

 
Birth Place:
Glasgow, Scotland
Bio:
McAvoy began his theatre career acting as a gay hustler in Out in the Open at Hampstead Theatre. He later starred in Privates on Parade at Donmar Warehouse. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance as Walker and Ned in Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre. He was nominated for ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 21, 1979 (43)

Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland

Bio:
McAvoy began his theatre career acting as a gay hustler in Out in the Open at Hampstead Theatre. He later starred in Privates on Parade at Donmar Warehouse. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance as Walker and Ned in Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre. He was nominated for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Brooklyn Academy Of Music US Premiere, 2022
Cyrano de Bergerac
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Cyrano de Bergerac
  [West End]
A Revival Production, 2015
Jack
  [West End]
Traf Transformed Production, 2013
Macbeth

Photos

Nari Blair-Mangat, James McAvoy, Brinsley Terence & cast Photo

Nari Blair-Mangat, James McAvoy, Brinsley Terence & cast

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Date:
03/21/2022
Evelyn Miller & James McAvoy   Photo

Evelyn Miller & James McAvoy

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Date:
03/21/2022
James McAvoy, Evelyn Miller & Eben Figueiredo Photo

James McAvoy, Evelyn Miller & Eben Figueiredo

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Date:
03/21/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Brooklyn Academy Of Music US Premiere, 2022
Cyrano de Bergerac

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Cyrano de Bergerac

  [West End]
A Revival Production, 2015
Jack

  [West End]
Traf Transformed Production, 2013
Macbeth

James McAvoy Biography

McAvoy began his theatre career acting as a gay hustler in Out in the Open at Hampstead Theatre. He later starred in Privates on Parade at Donmar Warehouse. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance as Walker and Ned in Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre. He was nominated for the same award two years later for his starring role of Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios. He will star in the upcoming production of Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End.

He is best known for his roles in film, including his performances in Glass (2019), Split (2016), Arthur Christmas (2011), and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe (2005). For his role as Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in The Last King of Scotland (2006), McAvoy received the BAFTA Scotland award (2006). He received an Empire Award and several nominations for his performance in Atonement (2007), as well as awards for his portrayal of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series (2011-2016).

James McAvoy Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
James McAvoy, Cyrano de Bergerac
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actor Gold Star
James McAvoyThe Ruling Class
 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Actor
James McAvoyThe Ruling Class
 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actor
James McavoyMacbeth
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actor
James McAvoyThree Days Of Rain

James McAvoy News

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of BAM's CYRANO DE BERGERAC with James McAvoy, Jamie L Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of BAM's CYRANO DE BERGERAC with James McAvoy, Jamie Lloyd & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 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.

Audible Announces THE BIG LIE Starring Jon Hamm, Kate Mara, Bradley Whitford & More Photo Audible Announces THE BIG LIE Starring Jon Hamm, Kate Mara, Bradley Whitford & More
by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Created by Executive Producer John Mankiewicz (House of Cards), from a story by Salt producer Paul Jarrico, co-written by Jamie Napoli, directed by Aaron Lipstadt (Bosch, Elementary, Medium), The Big Lie also stars Kate Mara, Ana de la Reguera, John Slattery, Bradley Whitford, Lisa Edelstein, Giancarlo Esposito, David Strathairn, and more.

Photos: James McAvoy and Company Celebrate Opening Night of CYRANO DE BERGERAC at BAM Photo Photos: James McAvoy and Company Celebrate Opening Night of CYRANO DE BERGERAC at BAM
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 15, 2022

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is presenting 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. 

Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC Starring James McAvoy Opens at BAM Photo Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC Starring James McAvoy Opens at BAM
by Review Roundups - Apr 14, 2022

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is presenting 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 from Apr 5—May 22. 

CYRANO Starring James McAvoy Announces $10 Onstage Seating Photo CYRANO Starring James McAvoy Announces $10 Onstage Seating
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is presenting 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 from Apr 5—May 22. 

CYRANO, SUFFS & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows for April 2022 Photo CYRANO, SUFFS & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows for April 2022
by Team BWW - Apr 1, 2022

Off-Broadway is back and better than ever, with countless new shows soon opening across Manhattan and beyond. BroadwayWorld is helping you pick what to see next by rounding up our top recommended theatre each month. Coming up this April is a brand new musical about women's suffrage, an Olivier Award-winning classic, and so much more!

Winners Announced For The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Photo Winners Announced For The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards!
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2022

We are excited to announce the winners for the 2021 Broadway UK Awards! As voted for by the public, the awards celebrate the best new productions in the West End and around the country - as well as our special awards to mark this extraordinary period in theatre.

Final Day To Vote In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Photo Final Day To Vote In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards!
by Marianka Swain - Mar 25, 2022

It's the final day to vote in the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Voting closes at midnight, so you've still got time to get those last votes in... 

James McAvoy Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of BAM's CYRANO DE BERGERAC with James McAvoy, Jamie L VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of BAM's CYRANO DE BERGERAC with James McAvoy, Jamie Lloyd & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 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.

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard VideoVIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard Ridge
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2022

Today Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to for a chat about the release of her latest album, Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE BRIDGE on HBO Max VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE BRIDGE on HBO Max
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2021

HBO Max debuted the official trailer and key art today for the Max Original, THE BRIDGE. All six episodes of the reality competition series will premiere THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 on HBO Max.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns for HIS DARK MATERIALS Season 2 VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns for HIS DARK MATERIALS Season 2
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2020

During today's exciting Comic-Con@Home panel for HBO and BBCs HIS DARK MATERIALS, fans were treated to the first official trailer for the upcoming second season of the drama series, which stars Tony-winner Lin Manuel-Miranda. 

VIDEO: X-MEN Cast Members Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and More Re VideoVIDEO: X-MEN Cast Members Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and More Reunite For GLOBAL GOAL: UNITE FOR OUR FUTURE
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2020

Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ryan Reynolds, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Liev Schreiber and Famke Janssen reunited as part of Global Goal: Unite For Our Future yesterday, June 27.

WATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME VideoWATCH LIVE NOW: Star-Studded Virtual Concert, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) are partnering for a special one-night event, 'One World: Together at Home,' to air across multiple global networks and platforms on Saturday, April 18.

VIDEO: Watch a Promo for Episode Six of HIS DARK MATERIALS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Promo for Episode Six of HIS DARK MATERIALS
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2019

New episodes of His Dark Materials air Mondays at 9PM on HBO.

VIDEO: Watch a Clip from Season 1, Episode 4 of HIS DARK MATERIALS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip from Season 1, Episode 4 of HIS DARK MATERIALS
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2019

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

VIDEO: Watch a Clip from HIS DARK MATERIALS on HBO VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip from HIS DARK MATERIALS on HBO
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living — and the dead — in their hands.

VIDEO: See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, and More in the New Trailer for HIS DARK  VideoVIDEO: See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, and More in the New Trailer for HIS DARK MATERIALS
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2019

HBO and BBC present His Dark Materials, a new original series based on the global bestsellers, starring Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. His Dark Materials premieres Monday, November 4 on HBO.


James McAvoy Frequently Asked Questions

What is James McAvoy next theatre project?
James McAvoy's next show will be Cyrano de Bergerac which opens on 4/5/2022 on Off-Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has James McAvoy been in?
James McAvoy has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has James McAvoy been in?
James McAvoy has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was James McAvoy's first West End show?
James McAvoy's first West End show was Macbeth which opened in 2013

What awards has James McAvoy been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for Cyrano de Bergerac , Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The Ruling Class , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The Ruling Class Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Macbeth and Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Three Days Of Rain .

What awards has James McAvoy won?
Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The Ruling Class.