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Lover of his light blue eyes and sweet personality
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It’s where everyone ended up on Saturday night. Especially the Brits. Oh and Zach Galifianakis. And that new Spiderman kid Andrew Garfield. He’s wonderful in Never Let Me Go but Laura, in real life, who is partial to Brits, wasn’t feeling his hair. His hair isn’t great. Having said that, it looked way better last night at the VMAs when he presented with Jesse Eisenberg and some other dude. But you don’t care about any of that. You care about James McAvoy. Laura has some major love for James McAvoy. One of the few shorties she can open her black heart to, because he really does have such gorgeous blue eyes and the accent and, well, he’s just so sweet.We had covered his gala for The Conspirator earlier that evening and he was delightful and charming and talked about going to the Blue Jays game and about his 60s costume for X-Men, and was gracious and friendly and made Laura happy and so when we arrived at Soho House from the Vanity Fair party in the rain much later, seeing him there she immediately declared that it was worth it and we weren’t moving. Fortuitously he came over with a friend who was smoking by the window close to where we were sitting. After the friend finished the cigarette they walked away, and I was just returning to our table from greeting someone else, and I had rested my drink on the ledge by the window when James started heading back over alone and there he was right beside me, so we started talking about “TIFFing”. He asked me if I was “TIFFing”, and there was a movie discussion and then he was interested in my white drink – a Grey Goose Hollywood North martini – and I challenged him to smell it and tell me the ingredients. He leaned into the glass, took a deep breath, and correctly identified almond extract. Out of the corner of my eye, I can see Laura having a seizure and considering taking up smoking just to have an excuse to be at that window.There is no overstating how nice he is. So so SO nice. He was missing his wife and baby boy, he said it was excruciating being away, hard to go to work every day on X-Men even though they’re shooting in London, and wanted to show photos but he’d forgotten his charger in England and the iphone was out of juice. Balls! It was four hours though until his flight (we were 1am at that point) and he said he wasn’t sleeping. He wanted the first one out so he could rush home. And then it was time to refill my drink. I saw him leaving with an older woman about half an hour later, returning to his family. Again, it’s not possible to exaggerate how truly, truly lovely he is. If you are a fan, your adoration is well directed. As for The Conspirator, it didn’t really kick up much of a buzz. Not bad, not great, nothing really remarkable. And this year, considering the field, you really do have to be remarkable.http://www.laineygossip.com/James_McAvoy_at_TIFF_for_The_Conspirator_2010_.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0
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Now if the film can just find a distributor...
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James McAvoy owes his success to being "charming". The "Gnomeo and Juliet" actor admits he finds it easy to stand out in a crowd thanks to his
smooth-talking ways, which he believes have boosted his chances at doing
well in auditions.
"I've played roles where my character has to be quite charming and I've
found it quite easy to do," he explained. "I think some of it is in my
bones but some of it is more deliberate. I remember that it was never
that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to
"Mind you, I don't know if that's necessarily charm. Even now when I'm
auditioning, I'll often stick in a wee thing or an extra line that I
know will be disarming for the lady I'm acting with...Well, not
necessarily disarming. Hopefully non-repellent."
The 31-year-old Scottish star, who has a seven-month-old son, Andrew,
with wife Anne-Marie Duff, thinks his likability is a "bit weird",
particularly as he isn't always a gentleman. He added to Seven magazine,
"I can assure you there are lots of occasions when I am not charming at
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James McAvoy has revealed the strangest gift ever given to him by a fan
– a box of chocolates with a picture of him and his wife on each piece.
32-year-old Gnomeo & Juliet star, who is married to Brit actress
Anne-Marie Duff, told Ladies' Home Journal: "I was sent a box of 50
chocolates and each one had a picture of myself and my wife lasered on
"For a week or so, we ate ourselves nightly with a cup of tea."
The Scots-born star appears in the new film The Conspirator, which was directed by Robert Redford.
the movie, he plays Frederick Aiken, a real-life 19th-century lawyer
who represented a woman wrongfully accused of conspiring to kill
President Abraham Lincoln.
For the role, McAvoy had to swap his Scottish brogue for a Southern twang.
He says: "I had to change my accent for the role – I just [listened] to a lot of Americans and copied, copied, copied."
about working with the legendary Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
star, he says: "I was nervous. He's film royalty. I had to keep
reminding myself during the shoot that he's human."
Being human and avoiding the celebrity spotlight is something McAvoy says he aspires to.
"I didn't become an actor to be famous," he says. "I wanted to do it because it was good fun, and nobody told me I couldn't."
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Last month Paisley-born Butler, 43, was up for TWO gongs for his BAD acting at
the Golden Raspberries - the SECOND year in a row he'd been
nominated. Top critic Barry Norman said: "This poll must have been done by
The top ten were: 1) Gerard Butler, 2) Robert Carlyle, 3) Billy Connolly, 4)
Sean Connery, 5) Brian Cox, 6) Gary Lewis, 7) James McAvoy, 8) David
McCallum, 9) Ewan McGregor, 10) Tom Watson.
Here, The Scottish Sun's movie critic ALEX ZANE gives his version
of the top ten...
SEAN CONNERY: Still the best-ever Bond and without question the No 1
Scottish actor of all-time. Brought gravitas - and a Scottish accent - to
any role, whether as 007, a Russian submarine captain in The Hunt for Red
October or an Egyptian immortal in Highlander.
BRIAN COX: The original Hannibal Lecter, Cox is a force of nature on
screen. Often cast as a villain, he consistently gives characters more depth
than the script alone could ever have imagined.
ROBERT CARLYLE: Brilliant in the gentle BBC drama Hamish Macbeth,
blistering as the terrifying Begbie in Trainspotting, superb as steelworker
turned stripper in The Full Monty, he can take on any role and make it his
JAMES McAVOY: Shot to fame in TV's Shameless, but playing opposite
Forrest Whitaker's terrifying Idi Amin in The Last King Of Scotland cemented
McAvoy's reputation as a star in the making.
DAVID McCALLUM: The Man From U.N.C.L.E has found huge success again as
Ducky in NCIS. One character asked 'what did Ducky look like when he was
younger?' The reply: "Illya Kuryakin!"
EWAN McGREGOR: Started building his reputation in Shallow Grave, made
his name in Trainspotting and has never looked back.
GARY LEWIS: Made his breakthrough as the father of Jamie Bell in Billy
Elliot and Martin Scorcese was impressed enough to cast him in Gangs Of New
GERARD BUTLER: Action star with huge amounts of charisma. His choice of
roles has been a bit questionable of late, but given the right script he can
flex his comedy muscle as much as his actual ones.
BILLY CONNOLLY: One of the world's greatest-ever stand-ups is also a
hugely engaging actor. His finest moments, with Judi Dench in Mrs Brown and
Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai, help us forget that he was peed on by a
giant Jack Black in terrible Gulliver's Travels.
TOM WATSON: A respected actor who has starred in everything from Dixon
Of Dock Green to Hamish Macbeth.
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