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James McAvoy

Date of Birth: April 21, 1979 (44)

Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland

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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).

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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

[West End]
Traf Transformed Production, 2013

James McAvoy Awards and Nominations

Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actor

James McAvoyThe Ruling Class

Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Actor

James McAvoyThe Ruling Class

Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actor

James McAvoyThree Days Of Rain

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James McAvoy News

Interview: PRIMA FACIE Director Justin Martin on Finding a Stage Language With Jodie Comer

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Prima Facie director Justin Martin, as he discusses working with Jodie Comer, and more.

Daniel Radcliffe and Girlfriend Erin Darke Welcome First Baby

Congratulations to Daniel Radcliffe and his girlfriend Erin Darke on welcoming their first baby! No further details have been released at this time.

The World Premiere Of New Musical STARTER FOR TEN Will Open At Bristol Old Vic

Antic Productions, Bristol Old Vic, Longshot Films and Playtone have announced that new musical Starter for Ten will receive its world premiere at Bristol Old Vic from 29 February – 30 March 2024 as part of Nancy Medina's inaugural season as Artistic Director.

Videos: Daniel Radcliffe Joins The Trevor Project For LGBTQ+ Chat Series SHARING SPACE

Actor Daniel Radcliffe joins The Trevor Project on the first episode of their new web series, Sharing Space, featuring candid conversations with LGBTQ young people. The talks will illuminate their unique personal journeys and explore what genuine allyship looks like. See a video preview of the first episode of 'Sharing Space'!

Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke are Expecting First Child

Daniel Radcliffe, who can next be seen in the Broadway transfer of NYTW's Merrily We Roll Along, and his longtime partner Erin Darke have revealed that they are expecting their first child. 

A DOLL'S HOUSE Starring Jessica Chastain Announces Extension Ahead Of Tomorrow's Opening Night

Due to popular demand, A Doll's House, starring Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain as 'Nora Helmer' in Lloyd's radical new production of Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama in a new version by Amy Herzog, will extend ahead of the show's opening tomorrow at Hudson Theatre.

Ambassador Theatre Group Announces Exclusive Partnership With J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Live

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced an exclusive three-year partnership with the newly formed Bad Robot Live, the theatre division of J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions.

Photos: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy & A DOLL'S HOUSE Cast Celebrate The Jamie Lloyd Company's 10th Anniversary

See photos of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and the cast of A Doll's House celebrating The Jamie Lloyd Company's 10th anniversary!

A DOLL'S HOUSE Announces Digital Rush Policy Ahead Of Monday's First Preview

Today, The Jamie Lloyd Company, the successful partnership between Ambassador Theatre Group and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd, announced digital rush policy as previews begin on Monday at 8 PM for Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain as 'Nora Helmer' in Lloyd's radical new production of Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama A Doll's House in a new version by Amy Herzog.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Becomes Fastest Selling Play To Date in Any Ambassador Theatre Group Venue

Following unprecedented demand, tickets for all existing performances of Streetcar have now sold out for the run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 29 April 2023.

Daniel Dae Kim Will Star in Audible Adaptation of David Henry Hwang's YELLOW FACE

Audible has announced a multi-project development and first look deal with award-winning actor, director, and producer Daniel Dae Kim. The collaboration kicks off with Yellow Face, an audio adaptation of David Henry Hwang's play (Yellow Face) that will be produced by Audible Studios in collaboration with Daniel Dae Kim's production company 3AD.

Arian Moayed, Okieriete Onaodowan, and More Join Jessica Chastain in A DOLL'S HOUSE; Complete Casting Announced!

Complete casting has been announced as rehearsals commence for Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain as ‘Nora Helmer’ in Lloyd’s radical new production of Henrik Ibsen’s landmark drama A Doll’s House in a new version by Amy Herzog.

Tickets On Sale Now For A DOLL'S HOUSE Starring Jessica Chastain

Tickets for the upcoming Broadway revival of A Doll's House, starring Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain, are now on sale to the general public.

James McAvoy “Absolutely Shocked and Dismayed” by Racist Abuse to Fellow Cast Members in Glasgow

In an interview with GQ magazine, James McAvoy, said women in the cast of Cyrano De Bergerac suffered “sexually explicit and violent” taunts during their time in Glasgow.

A DOLL'S HOUSE Starring Jessica Chastain Will Begin Performances at the Hudson Theatre in February

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Academy Award winner Jessica Chastain will star in the radical new production of Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama A Doll's House, in a new version by Amy Herzog. This limited 16-week engagement will begin preview performances Monday, February 13, 2023 ahead of a Thursday, March 9, 2023 opening night at the Hudson Theatre.

PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre

Jodie Comer will make her highly anticipated Broadway debut in the US premiere of Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller. Prima Facie opens on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Golden Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Betty Buckley to Return to Café Carlyle in September

The legendary and Tony Award-winning stage actress/singer Betty Buckley will return to the famed Café Carlyle for five live performances September 27 - October 1, 2022. Buckley will offer an eclectic mix of standards and songs by contemporary songwriters.

Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop

Jonathan Groff will star as “Franklin” and Lindsay Mendez will star as “Mary” in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as “Charley”.

Taylor Kitsch, Kate Mara & More to Star in New Scripted Podcast KOZ Premiering in September

Audible Inc., the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, has announced a multi-project slate deal with AT WILL MEDIA, an award winning independently-owned podcast studio.

AT WILL MEDIA Strikes Worldwide Multi-Project Slate Deal with Audible

Known for their scripted and non-fiction podcast originals, AT WILL MEDIA joined forces with Audible to launch their first Audible Original, Sorry Charlie Miller in 2021, starring Zachary Quinto, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Michelle Buteau, Ashley Benson and a full cast. Check out more upcoming Audible projects now!


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

James McAvoy has not appeared on Broadway.

James McAvoy has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

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

James McAvoy has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for his role in "Cyrano de Bergerac", Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for "The Ruling Class", and Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for "The Ruling Class", "Macbeth", and "Three Days Of Rain".

James McAvoy has won the Best Actor award at the Evening Standard Awards for his performance in "The Ruling Class".

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