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Of these films, which is your favorite?

  • X-Men: First Class
  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Conspirator
  • The Last Station
  • Gnomeo & Juliet
  • Atonement
  • Becoming Jane
  • Wanted
  • Starter For 10
  • Penelope
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Other-Inside I'm Dancing, Wimbledon, CON, etc

[ Results | Polls ]

Votes: 4
Comments: 0

 James: Loads of "McAvoyness"
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 03:03 PM - 2555 Reads

theatre Macbeth is currently running at Trafalgar studios and will continue until April 27th. The play opened on February 22nd and has been getting brilliant reviews. If you're trying to see the show, you may be able to get tickets the day of the show at the theatre. In addition, tickets for the Monday performances in April will go on sale on the 1st of the month, but they sell fast. Also keep an eye on their twitter or facebook page where announcements may be made about tickets that are available.

Two films with James are being released soon. Welcome to the Punch opens in the UK on Friday March 15th and Trance opens in the UK on Wednesday March 27th. Both films will be released in more locations over the next several weeks and months. Welcome to the Punch was shown at the Dublin and Glasgow Film Festivals. Writer-director Eran Creevy discusses the film in this video from the Glasgow festival. The film also had a Gala Screening last Tuesday in London with a photocall at Canary Wharf, followed by a "meet the filmmakers" Q&A, and a screening at the West Vue Cinema. Trance will have a World Premiere on March 19th at Leicester Square London. Danny Boyle was recently at the SXSW festival to talk about the film and preview a few clips. Both films look great!!

Welcome to the Punch links: facebook, twitter, clips/trailers, featurette, interviews, posters, stills, imdb, finefilms

Trance links: facebook, clips/trailers, posters, imdb, foxsearchlight, pathe, trancethemovie

Red Nose Day is on Friday March 15th. Earlier in the year, James showed his support for this fundraising drive by posing in a T-shirt designed for the event by Stella McCartney. A little more info:

Red Nose Day is a day like no other when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process.

It all culminates in a night of cracking TV on the BBC with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment.

And the best bit? All the fun and mayhem helps to raise cash and transform lives across the UK and Africa.

More at the Red Nose Day website or BBC programme page.

The radio broadcast of Neverwhere will start with an episode on Saturday March 16th on BBC Radio 4. More episodes will follow on Radio 4 Extra from Monday March 18th and continuing during the week . Entire episodes, as well as more information, photos, characters, and clips, are at the BBC website. The Radio Times also has several articles about the series.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is reportedly filming beginning in April. Director Bryan Singer's twitter page is a good place to go for regular updates. There have been posts about cast additions, filming details and a possible Comic Con appearance this year.

James has been all over lately interviewing: Marie Claire UK (April), Empire (April), Esquire UK (April), Scotland on Sunday (10 March), Telegraph (9 March), Herald Scotland (7 March), IGN UK (4 March), The Times-London (10 Feb), Time Out (Feb), Heat Radio (9 March), Capital Breakfast (March), ITV this Morning (4 March), and Top Gear (Feb/March 2013).

Click below for an interview from Contactmusic.

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 James: James on the Telly
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 01:59 AM - 2427 Reads

press James will be a guest on The Graham Norton Show. The first broadcast of this new episode will be on BBC One Friday 11 Jan 2013.

Graham is joined on the sofa by the coolest movie director in the world, Quentin Tarantino, who talks about his new film Django Unchained, British actor James McAvoy, Quite Interesting comedian Alan Davies, and singing star Emeli Sandé, who also performs Clown.

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 Film: Film Updates
Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 05:33 PM - 2209 Reads

Band of Brothers A UK release date of 27 March 2013 has been announced for Trance. There's an article about the film in the February issue of Empire magazine. A few images from the article can be seen at Bleeding Cool. A new photo gallery is up at USA Today along with an article where director Danny Boyle talks about the film.

Also online from James' upcoming films are the trailer for Welcome to the Punch and photos from Filth. An interview with James is in the February issue of Total Film magazine. Excerpts from the interview are at Total Film and Comic Book Movie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past has had several updates. Bryan Singer will be directing the film. Some of the cast members from the earlier X-Men films are possibly returning, including Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman.

And Happy New Year! :D

Extra updates:

A new poster for Welcome to the Punch is at the Empire website.
An exclusive trailer for Trance is at MSN UK.

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 Theatre: James as Macbeth
Friday, December 07, 2012 - 07:59 AM - 2853 Reads

Wanted It's been reported that James will play Macbeth for the new West End theatre company Traf Transformed from February 9 until April 27. More details at the website for the production.

From the Daily Mail:

McAvoy's Tartan Army is set to invade Whitehall in new production of Macbeth
By Baz Bamigboye

James McAvoy will play Macbeth for a new West End theatre company run by Jamie Lloyd.

The actor will portray the Scottish king in a radical production to be played in the round in a newly configured Trafalgar Studio in Whitehall to be known as Traf Transformed.

Lloyd will produce a series of four plays in the new space with designer Soutra Gilmour, which is being backed by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Macbeth will run at Traf Transformed from February 9 until April 27.

These days it would seem that everyone wants to be a Thane. After McAvoy ends his run, Kenneth Branagh and director Rob Ashford will essay their interpretation at the Manchester International Festival in July.

McAvoy, 33, told me that he wanted to do it ‘before I get too old’.

I mentioned that Patrick Stewart was in his 60s when he did Macbeth in Chichester and Branagh is middle-aged.

‘I don’t think there’s any age he has to be, but in my mind he’s a captain of men and doing the fighting. He’s someone who has recently found out what it’s like to rip someone’s head off, stick it on a pike and stick it on a castle, and that sounds to me like a young man’s game,’ McAvoy argued.

‘Whenever I see Macbeth he’s 40-plus. Anyway, my point is that I’ve always wanted to play him, and I’ve always wanted to do it before I hit my 40s.’

Lloyd explained that he will set the play in a ‘dystopian separatist Scotland’ and was thinking of an all-Scottish cast, though his Glasgow-born leading man said all-comers would be welcome. ‘I don’t think there’s going to be any discrimination against those who can do a good Scottish accent!’

I believe Lloyd was hoping for an all-Scottish cast because it would ‘lead to fireworks in the rehearsal room’.

McAvoy has been busily doing post-production work on movies Filth, Welcome To The Punch and Trance.

After Macbeth he will start working on X Men: Days Of Future Past.

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 James: Support for Charities
Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 09:00 AM - 2763 Reads

magazines James recently attended a dinner for the PeaceEarth Foundation at the Banqueting House in London. JustJared has some photos from the event. Forest Whitaker founded the organization this year "to empower communities in areas of conflict and to promote peace everywhere."

James has also been a supporter of Retrak for several years. Last year, he abseiled from Guy's Hospital Tower in London in support of Retrak. The organization "works with street children in Africa to give them a real alternative to life on the street." There's currently a drive to raise funds called the Zero Appeal:

Retrak is working towards a world where ZERO children are forced to live on the streets. We know this will not happen overnight but every child we help takes us one step closer to this critical goal. By donating to the Retrak ZERO Appeal you will help us to transform the lives of many more street children and their families in Africa.
For a few more days, the UK Government will match any funds donated.

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