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James McAvoy

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

Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards

James McAvoy, Cyrano de Bergerac

Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actor

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

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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?

James McAvoy has been nominated for several awards, including 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?

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

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