James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in ‘The Near Room’ in 1995 and made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the thriller ‘State of Play’ and the science fiction mini-series Frank Herbert’s ‘Children of Dune’. Besides screen acting, he 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’, its sequel, ‘Sherlock Gnomes, and ‘Arthur Christmas’.
In 2003, McAvoy appeared in a lead role in ‘Bollywood Queen’. This was followed by a supporting role, the faun Mr. Tumnus, in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ in 2005. His performance in Kevin Macdonald’s drama ‘The Last King of Scotland’ in 2006 garnered him several award nominations. The critically acclaimed romantic drama war film ‘Atonement’ in 2007 earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. He appeared as a newly trained assassin in the action thriller ‘Wanted’ in 2008.
In 2011, McAvoy played the young Professor Charles Xavier in the superhero film ‘X-Men: First Class’ in 2011, a role he reprised in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ in 2014, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in 2016 and ‘Deadpool 2’ in 2018. He starred in the crime comedy-drama film ‘Filth’ in 2013 for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards. In 2017, he portrayed Kevin, a man with 23 personalities, in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’, for which he received critical acclaim.
In case, you were wondering what is the next James McAvoy movie or tv show, you are at the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming James McAvoy films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020.
2. It: Chapter Two (2019)
‘It: Chapter Two’ is an upcoming American supernatural horror film and the sequel to the 2017 film ‘It’. Both parts were adapted from the 1986 novel ‘It’ by Stephen King. The second part is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Gary Dauberman. Set in 2016, 27 years after the events of 1989 described in the first film, the film stars Bill Skarsgård, who reprises his role as Pennywise. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean portray the adult versions of The Losers Club, while Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff return from the first film as the younger Losers, respectively.