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James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(/ˈmækəvɔɪ/; born 21 April 1979)[2] is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and continued to make mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began. He continued to work in both areas from then on. His notable television work includes the drama show State of Play and the science fiction show Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has performed in several West End productions and received three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas
(both 2011). In 2003, McAvoy appeared in a lead role in Bollywood Queen, a British Indian take on Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jeremy Wooding. This was followed by a supporting role, the faun Mr. Tumnus, in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). His performance in Kevin Macdonald's drama The Last King of Scotland
Scotland
(2006) garnered him several award nominations. The critically acclaimed romantic drama war film Atonement (2007) earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA
BAFTA
nomination. He appeared as a newly trained assassin in the action thriller Wanted (2008). Since 2011, he has played the young Professor Charles Xavier in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011), a role he reprised in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018).[3] McAvoy starred in the crime comedy-drama film Filth (2013) for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards.[4] In 2017, he portrayed Kevin, a man with 23 personalities in his body, in M. Night Shyamalan's Split, for which he received critical acclaim.[5][6]

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Career

2.1 1995–2004: Early career 2.2 2005–2007: Critical success 2.3 2008–present: Wanted, X-Men
X-Men
and subsequent work

3 Personal life 4 Charity 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Stage 5.4 Video games

6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life and family[edit] McAvoy was born in Glasgow, Scotland
Scotland
on Saturday, 21 April 1979, the son of Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a psychiatric nurse, and James McAvoy, Sr., a builder.[7] He was brought up as a Roman Catholic.[8] His parents divorced when he was seven.[7] McAvoy's mother suffered from poor health and subsequently decided it was best that he live with his maternal grandparents, Mary and James Johnstone, a butcher who lived in a terraced council house in the nearby Drumchapel
Drumchapel
area of Glasgow.[9] His mother lived with them intermittently.[7] McAvoy has a sister, Joy, and a younger half-brother, Donald.[7] McAvoy has not been in contact with his father since childhood.[7] He attended St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, a Catholic school, and briefly considered joining the Catholic priesthood.[10][11] In a 2006 interview, McAvoy said that he considered becoming a priest as a child because it seemed to be a way to explore the world via missionary work.[12] During his education, he worked at a local bakery.[10][11] Career[edit] 1995–2004: Early career[edit] McAvoy's acting debut came at the age of 15 in The Near Room (1995). He later admitted that he was not very interested in acting when joining the film, but was inspired to study the acting after developing feelings for his co-star, Alana Brady.[13] He continued to act while still a member of PACE Youth Theatre.[14][15] McAvoy eventually graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000.[16] Throughout the early 2000s, he made guest appearances in television shows and began working on movies. In 2001, McAvoy's performance as a gay hustler in the play Out in the Open impressed director Joe Wright
Joe Wright
so much that Wright began offering McAvoy parts in his films. McAvoy kept declining them, however, and it wasn't until six years later that the two worked together.[16] He also starred in Privates on Parade in the Donmar Warehouse, this time catching Sam Mendes' attention.[7] Also in 2001, the actor appeared as Private James W. Miller in Band of Brothers, an eleven-hour World War II miniseries by executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.[17] This is the same miniseries in which his future coworker, Michael Fassbender, played the role of Burton "Pat" Christenson. It was shown on the HBO
HBO
network.[18] He gained the attention of critics in 2002's White Teeth, a four-part television drama miniseries adaption based on the novel of the same name by Zadie Smith.[19] In 2003, McAvoy appeared in the Sci Fi Channel
Sci Fi Channel
miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune, adapted from Frank Herbert's novels. It is one of the highest-rated programmes ever to be aired on the channel.[20] More cable work came for him when he accepted the role of an unprincipled reporter in 2003's State of Play. The well-received six-part British drama serial tells the story of a newspaper's investigation into the death of a young woman and was broadcast on BBC One.[21][22] Calling the programme a "must-see", the Chicago Tribune recommended State of Play for its cast's performance.[23] In 2002, McAvoy shot scenes for Bollywood Queen, described as West Side Story meets Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
with bindis, the movie deals with star-crossed lovers caught in the middle of clashing cultures; it was shown as a special presentation at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
and opened in UK cinemas on 17 October.[24][25] In 2004, he acted in a supporting role in the romantic comedy Wimbledon, also featuring Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
as a co-lead.[26] His next project was voicing a character named Hal in the 2004 English version of Strings, a mythic fantasy film.[27] Another 2004 release for him was Inside I'm Dancing, an Irish production directed by Damien O'Donnell starring alongside fellow Scotsman Steven Robertson. In it, the actor was cast as one of the two principal characters: a maverick with duchenne muscular dystrophy.[28] McAvoy ended 2004 by appearing in the first two seasons of Shameless as Steve McBride, the moral hero of the BAFTA-winning Channel 4 programme. 2005–2007: Critical success[edit] His public profile was raised in 2005 with the release of Walt Disney Pictures's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. McAvoy starred in the fantasy adventure film made by Andrew Adamson and based on C. S. Lewis's children's novel as Tumnus, a faun who befriends Lucy Pevensie
Lucy Pevensie
(played by Georgie Henley) and joins Aslan (Liam Neeson)'s forces. It was given a UK release of 9 December. At the UK box office, the film opened at number one, earning around £8.7 million at 498 cinemas over the weekend.[29] Worldwide, Narnia grossed £463 million, making it the 41st highest-grossing film of all-time worldwide.[30] That succeeding year he also accepted the principal role of Brian Jackson, a nerdy university student who wins a place on a University Challenge
University Challenge
quiz team in the mid-1980s, in Starter for 10. He was directed by David Nicholls, who adapted the film's screenplay from his own book. The British/American production was given distribution in the UK on 10 November. 10 has a rating of 89% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
based on a sample of 75 reviews.[31] In spite of the positive buzz, the movie flopped at the box office, unable to recover its production costs of £5.7 million.[32][33] Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
had suggested McAvoy to director Kevin Macdonald for the role of Nicholas Garrigan in 2006's Academy Award-winning low-budgeted The Last King of Scotland.[34] McAvoy portrayed a Scottish doctor who becomes the personal physician to dictator Idi Amin (played by Whittaker) while in Uganda. While the film is based on factual events of Amin's rule, the details of the story and the character McAvoy played are fictional and adapted from Giles Foden's acclaimed 1998 novel. McAvoy assessed his character to be a "completely selfish prick".[12] An overwhelmed McAvoy fainted during his first take of what would be the hardest scene for him to shoot, Nicholas's torture.[35] McAvoy was named Best Actor of the year by Scotland's own BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards, where the film swept the major categories,[36] and received a nomination for the BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film received three awards, including the Outstanding British Film of the Year.[37] This was accompanied by praise for McAvoy's performance.[38] Following that, he played Irish attorney Tom Lefroy and love-interest to Jane Austen
Jane Austen
in Becoming Jane, a 2007 historical movie inspired by the author's early life.[39] Next up was Penelope, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.[40] Also starring co-producer Reese Witherspoon, it generated polarised reviews.[41] The breakthrough role in McAvoy's career came in Atonement, Joe Wright's 2007 adaption of Ian McEwan's novel of the same title. A romantic war film, it focuses on lovers Cecilia and Robbie's ( Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
and McAvoy) lives being torn apart after her jealous younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan) falsely accuses him of rape. Upon reading the script, McAvoy said he thought "If I don't get the part I'm not reading the book because it'll be devastating. It's an amazing role and I really wanted it."[42] McAvoy has called the film "incredibly sad" but considers it an uplifting experience. He also shared that he hoped viewers will be left "absolutely devastated and harrowed." Screenings of Atonement were held at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was one of the most acclaimed films present, and Venice Film Festival.[43][44] Atonement was a big awards contender; it was nominated for fourteen BAFTAs and seven Academy Awards.[45][46] Both McAvoy and Knightley were nominated for their performances at the 65th Golden Globe Awards, respectively.[47] Additionally, the film was lauded by critics, with Metacritic reporting it to have an approval rating of 85.[48] The Hollywood Reporter writer Ray Bennett said the duo gave "compelling and charismatic performances".[49] 2008–present: Wanted, X-Men
X-Men
and subsequent work[edit] His next role saw McAvoy starring with Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
and Morgan Freeman in Wanted (2008), an action film where he portrayed Wesley Gibson, a young American slacker who learns he is heir to a legacy of assassins. When McAvoy screen-tested for the role, he was initially rejected because the studio was seeking an actor with conventional Hollywood leading-man looks and physique. He later recalled being considered the "runt of the litter" of those who tested, but ultimately got the role in late 2006 since the studio "wanted someone geeky".[50][51] While shooting action scenes for Wanted, he suffered several injuries, including a twisted ankle and an injured knee.[52] Nonetheless the actor said he had a "good time" doing the movie. McAvoy had never done this type of genre before and thought of Wanted as a chance to be more versatile.[53] Loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar, it saw a June 2008 release worldwide. It received favourable reviews from the press, who generally liked that it was fast-paced.[54] At the box office, Wanted was a success, grossing $341 million against a $75 million production budget.[55] Next was The Last Station
The Last Station
(2009), a biopic that details the final months of celebrated writer Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
and also stars Anne-Marie Duff, McAvoy's wife at the time.[56] It was shown at a limited number of screens in the US.[57] Although most critics' awards paid attention to co-stars Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
and Christopher Plummer, the Satellite Awards nominated McAvoy for Best Supporting Actor.[58] In 2009, McAvoy voiced Angelina's father, Maurice Mouseling, in the television series, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps.

McAvoy at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

He also appeared onstage in 2009 at Apollo Theater's Three Days of Rain.[59] He voiced the male titular character in Gnomeo and Juliet (2011), an animated movie based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.[60] In Robert Redford's historical American drama The Conspirator, McAvoy played the role of an idealistic war hero who reluctantly defends a co-conspirator (played by Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Penn) charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination. It premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.[61] While this movie garnered mixed reception, critics lauded the actor for his work. In Owen Gleiberman's assessment of The Conspirator, he found it "stiff-jointed" and tedious, but regarded McAvoy as "an avid presence".[62] In mid-2010, McAvoy was cast as telepathic superhero Professor X, leader and founder of the X-Men, in X-Men: First Class.[63] He joined an ensemble that included Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
and Kevin Bacon. Based on the Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics
and a prequel to the film series, it is set primarily during the build-up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto and the origin of their groups. McAvoy did not read comics as a child, and thus was unfamiliar with the Stan Lee
Stan Lee
originals which began publication in the 1960s, but was a fan of the X-Men
X-Men
animated cartoon series.[64] Released to the UK on 1 June, First Class topped its box office with ticket sales of around £5 million in its opening weekend.[65] First Class was also reviewed favourably, and McAvoy's performance was widely praised.[66] In 2011, McAvoy began filming the role of Max Lewinsky in the British thriller Welcome to the Punch.[67] He played the lead role in the Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
film Trance. In 2012, McAvoy was cast as Bruce Robertson in Filth, an adaptation of an Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh
novel of the same name. The film's ensemble cast includes Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, and Imogen Poots. For his role, McAvoy won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards in December 2013.[68] It was also announced that he would co-star with Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
in a double-feature film project, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.[69] He performed the male lead in radio play adaptation of Neverwhere
Neverwhere
written by Neil Gaiman.[70] In October 2016 McAvoy played the character Richard in the BBC Radio 4 production of Neil Gaiman's short story 'How The Marquis Got His Coat Back'.[71] Gaiman himself played the role of the Boatman. McAvoy starred in Shakespeare's Macbeth
Macbeth
on London's West End in early 2013. Macbeth
Macbeth
was the first performance at the Trafalgar Transformed, running from 9 February until 27 April. The production was directed by Jamie Lloyd who also directed McAvoy in his last stint on the stage in 2009's Three Days of Rain.[72] In 2015, McAvoy won the Best Actor award at London's Evening Standard Theater Awards for his portrayal of Jack Gurney in The Ruling Class,[73] a revival of the Peter Barnes play directed once again by Jamie Lloyd. It ran at Trafalgar Studios from 16 January to 11 April 2015. McAvoy reprised his role as Professor X
Professor X
in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), which grossed $747.9 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of the year 2014, and the second highest-grossing film in the X-Men
X-Men
franchise and in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.[74] In 2016, he starred in the M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
thriller Split as Kevin Wendell Crumb, a dissociative identity disorder sufferer with dangerous capabilities. His performance was praised by critics, with some hailing it as the best of his career.[5][6] McAvoy will be returning as Professor X
Professor X
in the 2018 film X-Men: Dark Phoenix and as Crumb in Glass (2019).[75][76] Personal life[edit]

McAvoy with then wife Anne-Marie whom he married in November 2006. The couple announced their intention to divorce in May 2016.

While working on Shameless, McAvoy started a relationship with Anne-Marie Duff, who played his character's love interest, and they married on 11 November 2006 in a quiet ceremony.[77] They have one child together, a son named Brendan (b. 2010).[78] On 13 May 2016, McAvoy and Duff jointly announced their decision to divorce.[79] To minimise disruption to Brendan's life, they still share a home in North London
London
when not working elsewhere.[80] After McAvoy won the "Rising Star" award from the BAFTAs, his estranged father spoke to the Sunday Mirror, stating that he would love to get in touch with his son, but did not know how to reach him. Though the actor did not read the piece, he heard about it and was unmoved.[7] He enjoys fantasy themes which he said started from the age of 11 with The Lord of the Rings.[81] McAvoy's big interest outside acting and science fiction is football; he is a huge fan of Celtic Football Club, stating that his dream role would be to play Celtic legend Jimmy Johnstone.[82] McAvoy considers himself a spiritual person who no longer practises Catholicism.[11] Speaking to Sky News, McAvoy said he believed that British filmmakers belittle and dumb down their productions to please American audiences. "It's like we're patronising them and short changing ourselves," the actor commented.[83] He had previously called 3-D films a "waste of money", accusing film studios of using the effect to get more money out of their theatre audiences.[84]

Charity[edit] At one point, McAvoy did a "terrifying" BASE jump from the world's tallest hospital building in a bid to help raise money for Ugandan children's charity Retrak, an organisation which assists children on the streets.[85] Additionally, McAvoy is a celebrity supporter of the British Red Cross
British Red Cross
with whom he travelled to Uganda
Uganda
to raise awareness of the projects there. He had become involved with the charity after shooting The Last King of Scotland
Scotland
there for several months and was shocked by what he saw.[86] In February 2007, he visited northern Uganda
Uganda
and spent four days seeing projects supported by the British Red Cross.[87] In 2015, McAvoy pledged £125,000 to a 10-year scholarship programme at his former drama school, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.[88] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1995 Near Room, TheThe Near Room Kevin Savage

1997 Angel Passes By, AnAn Angel Passes By Local boy Short film

1997 Regeneration Anthony Balfour

2001 Swimming Pool Mike

2003 Bright Young Things The Earl of Balcairn

2003 Bollywood Queen Jay

2004 Wimbledon Carl Colt

2004 Strings Hal Tara Voice role

2004 Inside I'm Dancing Rory O'Shea

2005 Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mr. Tumnus

2006 Last King of Scotland, TheThe Last King of Scotland Dr. Nicholas Garrigan

2006 Starter for 10 Brian Jackson

2007 Becoming Jane Thomas Langlois Lefroy

2007 Penelope Johnny Martin/Max Campion

2007 Atonement Robbie Turner

2008 Wanted Wesley A. Gibson

2009 Last Station, TheThe Last Station Valentin Bulgakov

2011 Gnomeo and Juliet Gnomeo Voice role

2011 Conspirator, TheThe Conspirator Frederick Aiken

2011 X-Men: First Class Charles Xavier / Professor X

2011 Arthur Christmas Arthur Voice role

2013 Welcome to the Punch Max Lewinsky

2013 Trance Simon Newton

2013 Filth Bruce Robertson

2014 Muppets Most Wanted Delivery Man Cameo

2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Charles Xavier / Professor X Shared role with Patrick Stewart

2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Conor Ludlow

2015 Victor Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein

2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Charles Xavier / Professor X

2016 Split Kevin Wendell Crumb
Kevin Wendell Crumb
/ The Horde

2017 Atomic Blonde David Percival

2017 Submergence James Moore

2018 Sherlock Gnomes Gnomeo Voice role

2019 Glass Kevin Wendell Crumb
Kevin Wendell Crumb
/ The Horde Post-production

2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix Charles Xavier / Professor X Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1997 Bill, TheThe Bill Gavin Donald Episode: "Rent"

2001 Band of Brothers Pvt. James W. Miller Episode: "Replacements"

2001 Lorna Doone Sergeant Bloxham Television film

2001 Murder in Mind Martin Vosper Episode: "Teacher"

2002 White Teeth Josh Malfen 2 episodes

2002 Inspector Lynley Mysteries, TheThe Inspector Lynley Mysteries Gowan Ross Episode: "Payment in Blood"

2002 Foyle's War Ray Pritchard Episode: "The German Woman"

2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune Leto II Atreides 3 episodes

2003 State of Play Dan Foster 6 episodes

2003 Early Doors Liam 4 episodes

2004–05 Shameless Steve McBride

2005 ShakespeaRe-Told Joe Macbeth Episode: "Macbeth"

2009–10 Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps Mr. Maurice Mouseling (voice) TV series

2018 Watership Down Hazel (voice) Miniseries, in production

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue

The Tempest Ferdinand Brunton Theatre

West Side Story Riff Courtyard Centre for the Arts Hereford

Romeo and Juliet Romeo Courtyard Centre for the Arts Hereford

Beauty and the Beast Bobby Buckfast Adam Smith Theatre

2000 The Reel of the Hanged Man Gerald Traverse Theatre

Lovers Joe Royal Lyceum Theatre

2001 Out In The Open Iggy Hampstead Theatre

2001 Privates on Parade Private Steven Flowers Donmar Warehouse

2005 Breathing Corpses Ben Royal Court Theatre

2009 Three Days of Rain Walker & Ned Apollo Theatre Nominated— Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Award for Best Actor

2013 Macbeth Macbeth Trafalgar Studios Nominated— Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Award for Best Actor

2015 The Ruling Class Jack Gurney Trafalgar Studios Evening Standard Award for Best Actor Nominated— Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Award for Best Actor

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2016 F1 2016 Team radio (voice)

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations.

Organization Year[a] Work(s) Category Result Ref.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2007 Atonement Best Seduction (with Keira Knightley) Won

[89]

British Academy Film Awards 2006

Rising Star Award Won

2007 The Last King of Scotland Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated

2008 Atonement Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated

British Academy Scotland
Scotland
Awards 2007 Atonement Best Actor in Film Won

2014 Filth Best Actor in Film Won

British Comedy Awards 2004 Shameless Best TV Comedy Newcomer Nominated

British Independent Film Awards 2006 The Last King of Scotland Best Performance by an Actor Nominated

2013 Filth Best Performance by an Actor Won

Cannes Film Festival 2007

Male Revelation Won

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2018 Split Best Actor Nominated

Dublin Film Critics' Circle 2007 Atonement Best Actor Nominated

Empire Awards 2006 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Best Newcomer Nominated

2008 Atonement Best Actor Won

2013 Filth Best Actor Won

European Film Awards 2007 The Last King of Scotland European Actor Nominated

2008 Atonement European Actor Nominated

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2008 Atonement, Becoming Jane Best Actor Nominated

Fright Meter Awards 2017 Split Best Actor Won

Gold Derby Awards 2008 Atonement Best Actor Nominated

2008 Atonement Best Ensemble Cast Nominated

Golden Globes Awards 2008 Atonement Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated

IGN
IGN
Award 2011 X-Men: First Class Best Ensemble Cast Nominated

International Online Cinema Awards 2008 Atonement Best Actor Nominated

2017 Split Best Actor Nominated

Irish Film & Television Academy 2008 Atonement Best International Actor Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards 2017 X-Men: Apocalypse #Squad Nominated

London
London
Critics Circle Film Awards 2005 Inside I'm Dancing British Actor of the Year Nominated

2006 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe British Supporting Actor of the Year Nominated

2007 The Last King of Scotland British Actor of the Year Nominated

2008 Atonement British Actor of the Year Won

2014 Filth, Trance, Welcome to the Punch British Actor of the Year Won

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2009 Wanted Best Kiss (with Angelina Jolie) Nominated

2017 Split Best Actor in a Movie Nominated

National Movie Awards 2008 Wanted Best Performance - Male Nominated

North Texas Film Critics Association 2018 Split Best Actor Nominated

OFTA Awards 2008 Atonement Best Actor Nominated

People's Choice Awards 2012 X-Men: First Class Favorite Movie Superhero Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Society 2017 Split Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated

San Diego Film Critics Society 2017 Split Best Male Actor Won

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2008 Atonement Virtuoso Award Won

Satellite Awards 2009 The Last Station Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated

Scream Awards 2011 X-Men: First Class Best Fantasy Actor Nominated

2011 X-Men: First Class Best Superhero Nominated

Seattle Film Critics Society 2017 Split Best Villain Won

Teen Choice Awards 2017 Split Choice Movie: Villain Nominated

Women Film Critics Circle 2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Best Screen Couple (with Emily Blunt) Nominated

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Awards for James McAvoy

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BAFTA
BAFTA
Rising Star Award

James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2006) Eva Green
Eva Green
(2007) Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
(2008) Noel Clarke
Noel Clarke
(2009) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2010) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2011) Adam Deacon
Adam Deacon
(2012) Juno Temple
Juno Temple
(2013) Will Poulter
Will Poulter
(2014) Jack O'Connell (2015) John Boyega
John Boyega
(2016) Tom Holland (2017) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2018)

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BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film

Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
(1998) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1999) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt
(2002) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2003) Phil Davis (2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Tony Curran
Tony Curran
(2006) Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Dave Johns (2016) Josh O'Connor
Josh O'Connor
(2017)

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Empire Award for Best Actor

Nigel Hawthorne (1996) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1999) Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(2002) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2003) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2004) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2005) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2006) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2007) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2008) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2009) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2010) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2011) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2012) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2013) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2014) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2015) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2016) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2017) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2018)

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Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor

1955-1959

Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1955) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1956) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1958) Eric Porter (1959)

1960-1969

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1960) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1963) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1964) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1965) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1966) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1967) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1968) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1969)

1970–1979

John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1970) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1973) John Wood (1974) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1975) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1976) Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1979)

1980–1989

Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1980) Alan Howard (1981) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Eric Porter (1988) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1989)

1990–1999

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1990) John Wood (1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1993) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1994) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(1999)

2000–2009

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Alex Jennings (2001) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2002) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2003) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2004) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2005) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2006) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2009)

2010–9999

Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2010) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2011) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2012) Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2013) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2014) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2015) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2016) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2017)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
/ Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jeremy Northam
Jeremy Northam
(1999) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2000) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2002) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2003) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2006) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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