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JAMES McAVOY is well-known in America for playing the role of Mr. Tumnus, the Faun, in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. Prior to NARNIA, he gained attention starring as Leto II in the Sci-Fi Channel series "Children of Dune," based on the books by Frank Herbert.

McAvoy will next be seen in the romantic comedy STARTER FOR TEN; in the modern day fable PENELOPE; the Jane Austen biopic, BECOMING JANE; and ATONEMENT co-starring Keira Knightley. He is set to begin filming WANTED directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Fox Searchlight Pictures' NIGHTWATCH, DAYWATCH) in 2007.

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."

McAvoy played the leading role in Stephen Fry's 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.

Among McAvoy's earlier film credits are BOLLYWOOD QUEEN, TRENCH HORROR, TABLOID TV, THE SWIMMING POOL and REGENERATION with Jonathan Pryce. His television 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 debut at age 16 in the British film, THE NEAR ROOM.


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