James McAvoy is turning his back on Hollywood blockbusters – because wants to focus on forging a stage career in his native Britain.
The “Atonement” actor pulled out of a starring role in upcoming comedy/drama “I’m With Cancer” shortly after an announcement that his wife Anne Marie Duff is expecting their first child in June.
McAvoy is said to have been offered $1.5 million (£1 million) for the role – but he has no regrets about turning the part down, because he doesn’t want to spend all his time in Hollywood.
He says, “I don’t like planning too far ahead. My life was getting planned for me, so I said, ‘Stop.’ I’m going to do a play, no films for a while.
“I don’t want to be in America all the time. If you go down that blockbuster, starry route too much, there’s no way back to being a normal actor.”
Thanks to the lovely Amanda, we have a brand new layout here at James McAvoy Fan! I know most of the content is not available yet, but at last I am feeling a lot more motivated to work on this site 🙂
I stil have “Wanted” and “Starter For 10” to cap, so expect those updates asap! What do you think of the new look?
Apologies for the delay with updates lately, I’ve been a having a ridiculous amount of trouble with the gallery.
For today’s additions, I’ve added several new photoshoots, and captures from James’ performances in “Penelope”, my favourite role of his – enjoy!
UPDATE: On 27/12/11 the DVD screen captures were replaced with Blu-Ray versions.
Film Productions > Penelope (2006) > Screen Captures (Blu-Ray)
James has made it to #9 on Empire Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Stars!
He’s a bit short and not as chiselled as others here, but there’s a reason that James McAvoy is in high demand as a romantic lead, and that’s because he’s smart, funny, geeky (see his Empire award win for Best Sci-Fi/Superhero last year), has that awesome Glaswegian accent and is very dashing when he puts his mind to it. And he’s got a fine line in movie-star kisses too.
Most alluring as… We’re going for Becoming Jane’s Tom Lefroy; like Mr Darcy with a bad-boy edge and a fondness for boxing.
Interests include… Reading sci-fi, watching Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek.
Finally the site is looking a bit more site-like! I’ve still got plenty to do though, so stay tuned. For now, I’m just uploading over 900 captures of James from his appearance in the “ShakespeaRe-Told” TV specials from 2005. Big thanks to Mandy for the captures.
Television Productions > ShakespeaRe-Told (2005) > 1.02 | Macbeth
As recent visitors may have noticed, James McAvoy Fan has been having a bit of trouble. Due to unforseen circumstances, our host server was hacked and we lost everything, including the backups. Laura has now very kindly decided to relinquish the site to me, and slowly, but surely, I plan on bringing the site back to it’s previous glory. It’s still very much in its bare bones state, but I have 7 DVDs waiting to be capped and plenty of images to be uploading, so please bear with me!