More James McAvoy Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Chronicles of Narnia)James McAvoy is well known in America for his role of Leto II in the Sci-Fi Channel series Children of Dune, based on the books by Frank Herbert. In his native Britain, the young Scot garnered critical acclaim for his work on the BBC-1 political thriller State of Play and the BBC-2 presentation of Early Doors. Before that, McAvoy starred in White Teeth for Britain's Channel Four, where he was also recently seen in Shameless. Last year, he completed a leading role in Stephen Fry's new film, Bright Young Things, with Peter O'Toole and Stockard Channing. He co-starred opposite Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany and Sam Neill in the romantic comedy Wimbledon and played muscular-dystrophy victim Rory O'Shea in Rory O'Shea Was Here.
After completing his role in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, McAvoy starred with Forest Whitaker and Gillian Anderson in Kevin McDonald's The Last King of Scotland, which depicts Idi Amin's brutal regime in Uganda. Upon returning to the U.K., James started work on his lead role in the adaptation of the hugely popular David Nicholls book, Starter for Ten, for HBO Films. Among McAvoy's film credits are Bollywood Queen, Trench Horror, Tabloid TV, The Swimming Pool and Regeneration, with Jonathan Pryce. His TV credits include HBO's award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Among his credits for BBC Productions are Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Murder in Mind and Lorna Doone. McAvoy, a native of Scotstoun in west Glasgow, studied at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama after making his professional acting debut at age 16 in the British film The Near Room.
Bio courtesy Disney for "The Chronicles of Narnia" (23-Dec-2005)