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James McAvoy is one of today's true rising stars in films.
Mr. McAvoy has recently had starring roles in Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland, opposite Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, and for which he received BAFTA, London Film Critics Circle, and British Independent Film Award nominations; Julian Jarrold's Becoming Jane, with Anne Hathaway; Mark Palansky's Penelope, opposite Christina Ricci; Tom Vaughan's Starter for Ten, which also starred Benedict Cumberbatch of Atonement; and Andrew Adamson's blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
He previously starred for Focus Features and Working Title Films in Damien O'Donnell's Rory O'Shea Was Here (a.k.a. Inside I'm Dancing), opposite Steven Robertson and Romola Garai of Atonement, and for which Mr. McAvoy earned a London Film Critics Circle award nomination; and also appeared for Working Title in Richard Loncraine's Wimbledon. His other film credits include Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things; Gillies Mackinnon's Regeneration; and Jeremy Wooding's Bollywood Queen.
A graduate of the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Mr. McAvoy has also starred on television and stage.
For television, he starred in David Yates' miniseries State of Play, which aired to great acclaim in both the U.K. and the U.S.; filmed two series of the U.K. comedy show Shameless; and had roles in such notable miniseries and telefilms as the globally celebrated Band of Brothers, Greg Yaitanes' Children of Dune, Mike Barker's Lorna Doone, and Julian Jarrold's White Teeth.
His stage work includes appearing in Privates on Parade, at the Donmar Warehouse.
Mr. McAvoy recently completed filming Timur Bekmambetov's action thriller Wanted, starring with Academy Award winners Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.