Tuesday, 9 February 2010

James McAvoy nominated for Olivier award & on the cover of Nylon Magazine

James has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier theatre award in the best actor category for Three Days of Rain at the Apollo theatre. James is nominated with James Earl Jones, Mark Rylance, Ken Stott, Jude Law, and Samuel West. Winners will be announced in London on March 21.

James is featured in the March 2010 issue of Nylon Guys.

Here's an excerpt from the interview:
James McAvoy: A very different kind of movie star.

Though he’s shared the screen with Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, and Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy is in no rush to be the next big name.

Stephanie Trong found out firsthand while spending a chilly evening in New York City with the Scottish actor. Here, a few of his secrets.

Why you never hear about him in the tabloids:
“I’ve only had somebody try and take pictures of me outside my house once in my entire life. And they stopped after about half an hour.”

How his resume is impeccable:
“Every now and again, [my agents] thought that I should do something, and I’ve been, ‘What the fuck are you thinking?’ But that’s only happened once or twice in my entire career.”

The co-star that left the biggest impression on him:
“I was intimidated by the humongity—this is a good made-up word—the humongity of Keira’s sort of world presence.”

Why it’s only a matter of time until he wins an Oscar:
“I was very sensitive. Cried easy. Enjoyed crying from an early age. Ehm, not in public. On my own. I think I recognized its therapeutic qualities early on. And then as I came into my teenage years it became very handy ‘cause I could wallow about my lack of girlfriend or general cool or mystique.” [Nylon Magazine]

You can get a look at the rest of the photos and the entire interview over at ONTD!

Outtakes from the Nylon photo shoot are posted below:



  1. yay thanks for posting this! the ginger beard is oddly growing on me, haha

  2. I loved this article! Thanks so much for posting it. My favourite photo is the close-up of his face that shows how gorgeous those blue eyes really are! I can't wait to see James in The Last Station.

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