Starpulse Celebrity Spotlight: James McAvoy
At first McAvoy didn't have any plans on being an actor. In fact, it wasn't until film director David Hayman paid a visit to his school and gave everyone information about his work. After hearing Hayman speak, McAvoy started gaining an interest in acting and talked to Hayman about getting work experience.
In 2001 McAvoy got his big break in Steven Spielberg's miniseries "Band Of Brothers" where he played Pvt. James Miller.
In 2004 he starred as Steve McBride in the Paul Abbott-written drama series "Shameless." This role landed him a nomination for the British Comedy Award for best TV newcomer. He met his future wife Anne-Marie Duff while he was working on the series.
McAvoy's most popular role, the one he is most known for, is a Faun named Mr. Tumnus in Disney and Walden Media's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe."
Forest Whitaker in "The Last King Of Scotland." The film is based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's (Whitaker) regime as seen by his personal physician (McAvoy) during the 1970s.
With the success of these two films, McAvoy started getting noticed more, which led to more film roles. McAvoy appeared in two critically acclaimed films, "Becoming Jane," with Anne Hathaway and "Atonement" with Keira Knightley. "Atonement," the film based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel, is already getting Oscar buzz.
There are rumors circulating that he will appear in the film "Frost Flowers" as well as a miniseries titled "The Devil's Whore" starring as the Kurt Cobain in the up coming biopic about the late Nirvana singer.
Story by Angie Rentmeester
Starpulse contributing writer
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