James McAvoy

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James McAvoy opens up about his ‘slight’ issue with British writers
The actor, now starring in His Dark Materials, says his confidence plunged when Ian McEwan and Zadie Smith questioned his casting in previous roles

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I need to slow down’: James McAvoy on family, faith – and painful truths
For the first 20 years of his meteoric career, James McAvoy hardly stopped for breath. But as the final part of His Dark Materials comes to our screens, he tells Craig McLean it’s time to ease up

Craig McLean

11, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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James McAvoy: ‘Play Hamlet? Nah – he’s always seemed a bit of a moaner to me’
He came blazing out of Glasgow like a rocket, scoring hits and acclaim. As he returns to the stage in a hard-rapping, homoerotic Cyrano de Bergerac, the star talks about partygate, snout size – and tackling Lear when he hits 100

Arifa Akbar

03, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Never mind the nose: what makes Cyrano de Bergerac a hero for all time?
Edmond Rostand’s great romantic has drawn actors including Ralph Richardson, Antony Sher and James McAvoy to its lead role. It is a tale of glorious theatricality, glittering poetry and heroic self-sacrifice

Michael Billington

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021
The great telly countdown hits the top spot with a furiously joyful, gut-wrenching five-part drama that was funny and full of life

22, Dec, 2021 @6:03 AM

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Is James McAvoy’s improvised thriller the strangest Covid movie yet?
In My Son, the actor goes from scene to scene without a script trying to find his child, a bizarre new low for pandemic cinema

Benjamin Lee

16, Sep, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Why are so many Covid-made films focused on rich people?
Film-makers scrambling together projects during difficult conditions have decided mostly to base their work on couples with money above all else

Noah Gittell

13, Sep, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Hear me out: why Gnomeo & Juliet isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending disliked films is a plea to reconsider a surprisingly idiosyncratic animated comedy

David Alexander

12, Jul, 2021 @6:48 AM

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The week in TV: Together; GB News; Horizon Special: The Vaccine; We Are Lady Parts
A talent-packed BBC drama was more letdown than lockdown, while Channel 4’s punk comedy was a delight

Barbara Ellen

20, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Together review – Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy let rip in lockdown tour de force
Dennis Kelly’s dark, brilliant two-hander won’t be to everyone’s tastes – but if you get onboard, it is a miraculous compression of the past year

Lucy Mangan

17, Jun, 2021 @9:30 PM

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off lineup hailed as 'best ever'
Series will raise money for Stand Up To Cancer and features Daisy Ridley, Rob Beckett, Alexandra Burke and Tom Allen

Scott Bryan

05, Mar, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Star Force: the surprise smash webseries is The Mighty Boosh for Trekkies
Brothers Ross and Kevin Mains persuaded an A-list cast, including James McAvoy, Florence Pugh and Kit Harington to join their no-budget series, with uproarious results

Sarah Gosling

14, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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