James McAvoy

James McAvoy

James McAvoy (born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and appeared mostly on television until 2003, when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the thriller State of Play, science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune and the channel 4s BAFTA award-winning series Shameless (British TV series) He has performed in several West End productions and has received four nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, and 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, then in another lead role as Rory in Inside I'm Dancing in 2004. This was followed by a supporting role, as the faun Mr. Tumnus, in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). His performance in Kevin Macdonald's drama The Last King of Scotland (2006) garnered him several award nominations, including the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. The critically acclaimed romantic drama war film Atonement (2007) earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. He later appeared as a newly trained assassin in the action thriller Wanted (2008). In 2011, McAvoy portrayed Professor Charles Xavier in the superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role he reprised in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018), and Dark Phoenix (2019). McAvoy starred in the crime comedy-drama film Filth (2013), for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards. In 2016, he portrayed Kevin Wendell Crumb, a man with 23 alternate personalities, in M. Night Shyamalan's Split, for which he received critical acclaim, and later reprised the role for the sequel Glass (2019). Since 2019, he has portrayed Lord Asriel Belacqua in the BBC/HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials.

  • Title: James McAvoy
  • Popularity: 37.291
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1979-04-21
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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  • Also Known As: ジェームズ・マカヴォイ, 제임스 맥어보이, جيمس مكافوي, เจมส์ แม็กอะวอย, 詹姆斯·麥艾維, Джеймс МакЭвой, Джеймс Макэвой, James Andrew McAvoy, Τζέιμς Μακαβόι, 詹姆斯·麦卡沃伊, ג'יימס מק'אבוי, Джеймс Макевой
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James McAvoy Movies

  • 2005
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    7.136 2005 HD

    Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, they discover a charming, once peaceful...

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  • 2006
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    The Last King of Scotland

    The Last King of Scotland

    7.42 2006 HD

    Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in...

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  • 2007
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    Becoming Jane

    Becoming Jane

    7.328 2007 HD

    A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

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  • 2007
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    Atonement

    Atonement

    7.649 2007 HD

    As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime...

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  • 2004
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    Strings

    Strings

    6.7 2004 HD

    Strings is a mythological story about the son of a king, Hal Tara, who sets out on a journey to avenge the death of his father. To his surprise he...

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  • 2001
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    The Pool

    The Pool

    5.1 2001 HD

    International students at an elite Prague school are stalked and murdered by a masked killer while holding a party in an abandoned water park.

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  • 2004
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    Inside I'm Dancing

    Inside I'm Dancing

    7.4 2004 HD

    Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable...

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  • 2006
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    Penelope

    Penelope

    6.717 2006 HD

    Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul...

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  • 2004
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    Wimbledon

    Wimbledon

    6.2 2004 HD

    British tennis player Peter clutches to an embarrassingly low position on the tennis-ranking ladder. Handed a wild card for Wimbledon, he expects it...

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  • 2008
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    Wanted

    Wanted

    6.516 2008 HD

    Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father - who Wesley never knew - belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a...

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  • 2006
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    Starter for 10

    Starter for 10

    6.4 2006 HD

    In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of...

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  • 2009
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    The Last Station

    The Last Station

    6.336 2009 HD

    A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material...

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  • 2011
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    The Conspirator

    The Conspirator

    6.537 2011 HD

    Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she...

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  • 2003
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    Bright Young Things

    Bright Young Things

    6.333 2003 HD

    During the 1930s in England, a group of young socialites dominate the national gossip with extravagant and outlandish antics. Among the group is the...

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  • 2002
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    Bollywood Queen

    Bollywood Queen

    5.2 2002 HD

    A cross cultural romance set in London's East End about a young girl of Indian heritage.

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  • 2011
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    Gnomeo & Juliet

    Gnomeo & Juliet

    5.871 2011 HD

    A version of Shakespeare's play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to...

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  • 2013
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    Trance

    Trance

    6.625 2013 HD

    A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.

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  • 2011
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    Arthur Christmas

    Arthur Christmas

    6.8 2011 HD

    Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of...

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  • 2013
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    Welcome to the Punch

    Welcome to the Punch

    5.833 2013 HD

    When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's...

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  • 2013
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    Filth

    Filth

    6.867 2013 HD

    A bigoted junkie cop suffering from borderline personality disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive...

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  • 2014
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    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

    6.2 2014 HD

    A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and...

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  • 2015
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    Victor Frankenstein

    Victor Frankenstein

    5.9 2015 HD

    Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

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  • 2002
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    White Teeth

    White Teeth

    6.1 2002 HD

    An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.

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  • 2014
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    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

    6.7 2014 HD

    Told from the woman's perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may...

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  • 2014
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    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

    6.7 2014 HD

    Told from the man's perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may...

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  • 2014
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    Muppets Most Wanted

    Muppets Most Wanted

    6.315 2014 HD

    While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his...

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  • 1997
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    The Near Room

    The Near Room

    5.7 1997 HD

    Charlie Colquhoun is a burnt out journalist. His old school friend Harris Hill is a lawyer at the top of his game. Their lives are smashed together...

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  • 2018
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    Sherlock Gnomes

    Sherlock Gnomes

    5.632 2018 HD

    Garden gnomes Gnomeo & Juliet recruit renown detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

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  • 2017
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    Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    6.419 2017 HD

    An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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  • 2016
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    X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    6.513 2016 HD

    After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

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  • 2017
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    Submergence

    Submergence

    5.4 2017 HD

    While James More is held captive by terrorists in Somalia, thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, his lover Danny Flinders prepares to dive...

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  • 2011
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    X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class

    7.299 2011 HD

    Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time....

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  • 2014
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    7.527 2014 HD

    The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an...

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  • 1997
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    Regeneration

    Regeneration

    5.6 1997 HD

    Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of England's most important World War I poets are sent, along with other traumatized combatants, to a rest...

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  • 2001
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    Lorna Doone

    Lorna Doone

    5.9 2001 HD

    The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the...

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  • 2017
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    Split

    Split

    7.345 2017 HD

    Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize...

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  • 2019
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    Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    5.978 2019 HD

    The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in...

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  • 2019
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    Glass

    Glass

    6.7 2019 HD

    In a series of escalating encounters, former security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man...

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  • 2019
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    It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    6.844 2019 HD

    27 years after overcoming the malevolent supernatural entity Pennywise, the former members of the Losers' Club, who have grown up and moved away from...

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  • 2018
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    Once Upon a Deadpool

    Once Upon a Deadpool

    7.1 2018 HD

    A kidnapped Fred Savage is forced to endure Deadpool's PG-13 rendition of Deadpool 2 as a Princess Bride-esque story that's full of magic, wonder &...

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  • 2005
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    Macbeth

    Macbeth

    7.6 2005 HD

    A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

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  • 2018
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    Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    7.487 2018 HD

    Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.

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  • 2019
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    The Summers of IT: Chapter One

    The Summers of IT: Chapter One

    8.333 2019 HD

    This documentary focuses on the actors and their journey over two summers to create the remake to the original IT, by Stephen King. The documentary...

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  • 2019
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    The Summers of IT: Chapter Two

    The Summers of IT: Chapter Two

    7.3 2019 HD

    This documentary focuses on the actors and their journey over two summers to create the remake to the original IT, by Stephen King. The documentary...

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  • 2020
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    National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

    National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

    9.3 2020 HD

    Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one...

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  • 2017
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    The Making of 'Split'

    The Making of 'Split'

    6.5 2017 HD

    A piece in which Shyamalan discusses his growth as a person and a filmmaker, how the film reflects his growth, casting, script secrecy, characters,...

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  • 2021
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    My Son

    My Son

    6.2 2021 HD

    When a man's only son goes missing, he travels to the town where his ex-wife lives in search of answers. To play a man whose life is clouded by...

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  • 2021
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    Together

    Together

    5.869 2021 HD

    A husband and wife are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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  • 2020
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    One World: Together at Home

    One World: Together at Home

    7.4 2020 HD

    A global broadcast & digital special organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization featuring comedians, musicians, and actors to...

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  • 2020
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    The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson

    The Gruffalo and Me: The Remarkable Julia Donaldson

    10 2020 HD

    The programme offers unique access to Julia Donaldson, her family, her rich archives and home movies, and the remarkable cast of characters that have...

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  • 2012
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    X-Men: First Class 35mm Special

    X-Men: First Class 35mm Special

    6.8 2012 HD

    TV special about the making of "X-Men: First Class".

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  • 2021
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    The Sands Between

    The Sands Between

    6.4 2021 HD

    A woman has a phone conversation with her significant other which slowly deteriorates as she comes to realize that the world around her might not be...

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  • 2022
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    The Bubble

    The Bubble

    4.657 2022 HD

    Sneaking out. Hooking up. Melting down. The cast and crew of a blockbuster action franchise attempt to shoot a sequel while quarantining at a posh...

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  • 2024
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    The Book of Clarence

    The Book of Clarence

    5.746 2024 HD

    Streetwise but down-on-his-luck, Clarence is struggling to find a better life for his family, while fighting to free himself of debt. Captivated by...

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  • 2023
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    Svensken bakom Hollywoodkroppen

    Svensken bakom Hollywoodkroppen

    1 2023 HD

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  • 2024
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    Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    1 2024 HD

    When an American family is invited to spend the weekend at the idyllic country estate of a charming British family they befriended on vacation, what...

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  • 1970
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    Control

    Control

    1 1970 HD

    A troubled doctor wakes up one morning to the sound of a mysterious voice in his head. With his reality now in question, the voice makes a series of...

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  • 1970
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    Turn Up The Sun!

    Turn Up The Sun!

    1 1970 HD

    Two couples accidentally book the same countryside mansion for a weekend of work and pleasure but discover things may not be as they seem.

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  • 1970
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    California Schemin'

    California Schemin'

    1 1970 HD

    In the late 90’s, Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd had their musical ambitions consistently ridiculed for having the 'wrong' accents so they went for...

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  • 2013
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    Filth

    Filth

    6.867 2013 HD

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  • 2011
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    50/50

    50/50

    7.176 2011 HD

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  • 1970
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    California Schemin'

    California Schemin'

    1 1970 HD

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  • 2001
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    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

    5.8 2001 HD

    Jonathan Ross's take on current topics of conversation, guest interviews and live music from both a guest music group and the house band.

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  • 2003
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    Early Doors

    Early Doors

    7.667 2003 HD

    A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked...

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  • 1996
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    The Daily Show

    The Daily Show

    6.298 1996 HD

    The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.

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  • 1992
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    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    5.378 1992 HD

    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and...

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  • 2003
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    State of Play

    State of Play

    7.5 2003 HD

    The murder of Sonia Baker, a young political researcher, leads journalist Cal McCaffrey to uncover complex links between government and big business.

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  • 2001
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    Murder in Mind

    Murder in Mind

    8.5 2001 HD

    Murder in Mind is a British television thriller drama anthology series of self-contained stories with a murderous theme seen from the perspective of...

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  • 2006
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    The One Show

    The One Show

    4.667 2006 HD

    A topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One.

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  • 2004
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    Shameless

    Shameless

    7.691 2004 HD

    The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council...

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  • 2002
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    Foyle's War

    Foyle's War

    7.791 2002 HD

    As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War...

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  • 2003
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    Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

    Frank Herbert's Children of Dune

    6.9 2003 HD

    Frank Herbert's Children of Dune is a three-part miniseries written by John Harrison and directed by Greg Yaitanes, based on Frank Herbert's novels...

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  • 2005
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    ShakespeaRe-Told

    ShakespeaRe-Told

    7.727 2005 HD

    Four of Shakespeare's plays are dramatically relocated to the modern day.

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  • 2002
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    White Teeth

    White Teeth

    7 2002 HD

    The lives of three families are woven together across three decades in multi-cultural Britain.

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  • 2018
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    Watership Down

    Watership Down

    6.8 2018 HD

    Fleeing their doomed warren, a group of rabbits struggle to find and defend a new home.

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  • 2002
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    Top Gear

    Top Gear

    7.424 2002 HD

    This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The...

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  • 1975
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    Saturday Night Live

    Saturday Night Live

    6.924 1975 HD

    A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture...

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  • 2007
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    The Graham Norton Show

    The Graham Norton Show

    7.095 2007 HD

    Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedian Graham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun...

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  • 2002
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    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

    7.1 2002 HD

    DS Barbara Havers is assigned to work with the upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley to solve murders.

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  • 2020
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    The Bridge: Race to a Fortune

    The Bridge: Race to a Fortune

    6 2020 HD

    British version of the Spanish reality series "El Puente" in which 12 strangers come together on the banks of a picturesque lake in the British...

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  • 2018
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    The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer

    The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer

    7.9 2018 HD

    Four different celebrities all aim to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills.

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  • 2014
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    Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Late Night with Seth Meyers

    5.524 2014 HD

    Seth Meyers, who is "Saturday Night Live’s" longest serving anchor on the show’s wildly popular "Weekend Update," takes over as host of...

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  • 2015
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    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    6.54 2015 HD

    Stephen Colbert brings his signature satire and comedy to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the #1 show in late night, where he talks with an...

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  • 2014
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    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    5.83 2014 HD

    After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program...

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  • 2022
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    The Sandman

    The Sandman

    8 2022 HD

    After years of imprisonment, Morpheus — the King of Dreams — embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and...

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  • 2014
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    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    5.83 2014 HD

    After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program...

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  • 2007
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    The Graham Norton Show

    The Graham Norton Show

    7.095 2007 HD

    Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedian Graham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun...

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  • 2009
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    Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

    Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

    4.896 2009 HD

    Bravo network executive Andy Cohen discusses pop culture topics with celebrities and reality show personalities.

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  • 2001
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    Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers

    8.532 2001 HD

    Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men...

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  • 2019
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    His Dark Materials

    His Dark Materials

    7.916 2019 HD

    Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are intertwined. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers...

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