James McAvoy: filmography, biography, photos and interesting facts from the life of the actor
James McAvoy is a British actor, three-time Laurence Olivier Award nominee. Golden Globe Nominee, BAFTA, and many others. He was best known for playing in the film series of the Universe Marvel, where he played the role of Professor Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X.
From priesthood to acting
On April 21, 1979, on a sunny spring day, James Andrew McEvoy was born. The same Briton who won the hearts of millions of women with talented acting and piercing blue eyes. Parents of the future actor, born Scots, were far from creativity. An ego mother named Elizabeth worked as a nurse in a mental hospital, and her father, James McEvoy Sr., worked in a construction company. When James was seven, his parents decided to divorce.The boy took the news seriously, and was sent to be brought up to his grandparents. The actor does not maintain contact with his father until now, although McAvoy Sr. tried to make contact when his son gained fame.
At a time when the peers of MacEvoy Jr. indulged in various kinds of pleasures, the young man devoted every free minute to Catholic teachings. It's hard to imagine now, but then James McAvoy did not even think about the main roles in the films. The nominee of many prestigious film awards dreamed of being a priest. But life decided otherwise.
One fateful day in the class of the future actor appeared notorious to the general public director David Heyman. He told students a couple of fascinating stories straight from the set. The stories are so captivating young MacEvoy that he, without thinking twice, asked to give him at least some role to play. That is how the boy was on the set of the thriller "The Neighboring Room", which was the first in the filmography of James Andrew MacEvoy. The film was about child prostitution in Glasgow.
Not per aspera ad astra at all
Through hardship to the stars. That is how they often describe the creative ways of famous actors.But this phrase is difficult to characterize the road to fame, laid by an ambitious Scot. The young man easily joined the ranks of the students of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, although the competition was great. In the same way he became a certified actor.
The filmography of the actor James McEvoy almost immediately replenished with roles that found a response in the hearts and minds of the general public. Shameless, I Dance Inside Myself, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many other works have opened McEvoy to the world.
An important role in the filmography of James McEvoy in a comedy - the actor looks great in the role of sarcastic cynics. But the personal life of men is not so funny. She plays with all the shades of drama, then she pleases with melodramatic moments. While still a student at the academy, James began dating a classmate named Emma. The young people lived together for six years, after which they decided to leave. Parting badly affected the career of McEvoy - alcohol came to his life, which provoked creative stagnation.
Salvation came with love. In 2004, the actor was approved for the role in the TV series "Shameless."Participation in the project left its mark not only in the filmography of James McEvoy, but also in his personal life. On the set, the young man met Anna-Marie Duff and fell in love without memory. Even the difference in age did not prevent the pair (Anna is older than Macaway by 9 years).
Unfortunately, at the moment the union broke up after 10 years of marriage. But it is safe to say that the woman became not only the mother of her son James, but also his mentor and muse. After meeting with Anne-Marie, McAvoy blossomed and began to play much better.
Despite the fact that dozens of roles in the films brought Macevoy fame and recognition, the actor himself considered them not his best work and almost reproached himself for participating in some projects. In many ways, parting with student love was to blame, reminding the young man of his parents' divorce. And addiction to alcohol as a consequence of the gap.
Shooting in the love drama "The Atonement" became a real outlet for the young Scotsman. Robbie Turner became the lead role in the filmography of James McEvoy. It is surprising that the actor could not get this role. While still a novice actor, James repeatedly rejected offers of film director Joe Wright to star in his projects.But I couldn’t go past the “Atonement” script. Sirsha Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Juneau Temple and Benedict Cumberbatch became partners with MacEvoy. The role of the screen beloved James went to two-time Oscar nominee Kira Knightley.
In his interviews, the actor will say more than once that the shooting of Wright’s film has become his personal “Atonement” of film sins. By the way, it was the role of the modest Robbie Turner who later brought James Mackaway the main role in the movie “Particularly Dangerous,” where he played for a couple with one of the most beautiful women of our time - Angelina Jolie.
23 personalities of one Macaway
The best work of recent years in the filmography of James MacEvoy can rightly be considered the thriller "Split", released on the big screens in 2017. It is difficult to say that the actor played a major role in the film, since there were plenty of them in McAvoy’s movie. Rather, the role was still the same - a quiet servant Kevin Crumb. But the characters of the hero James, there were as many as 23. Taking part in the picture, the Scot realized the images of restrained Patricia, pedantic Dennis, the little ridiculous Hedwig, the talented Barry, as well as James and Orwell.The actor managed to brilliantly convey the characters of both the female and male parts of the consciousness of his character.
James McAvoy's acting was received mostly positive reviews and was well received by film critics and audiences.
At the moment, the filmography of James McAvoy has about 50 films, the best of which are "Pool" (2001), "Wimbledon" (2004), "And I Dance In My Soul" (2004), "Penelope" (2006), "Jane Austen "(2007)," Atonement "(2007)," Particularly Dangerous "(2007)," X-Men. First Class "(2011)," Dirt "(2013)," Victor Frankenstein "(2013)," Split "( 2017).
James McAvoy now
In 2018, McAvoy works tirelessly. Three premieres are already scheduled for the next year. James will once again please fans of the Marvel Universe Marvel with the role of Professor Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X, who will appear in the movie "X-Men: The Dark Phoenix." Another good news awaits Split fans. The personality of Kevin Crumb, his life and destiny will be fully disclosed in the film "Glass".
In addition, James took an active part in the filming of a remake of the legendary work of Stephen King “Ono”, where he played the role of a matured William Denbrough.In addition to MacEvoy, you will see Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgard in the film.