Talking Movies: Interview with James McAvoy (The Last Station)

BBC Talking Movies host and Anglophenia contributor Tom Brook sat down with James McAvoy, who’s currently starring opposite Dame Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer in the newly released The Last Station. The film is set during the last year in the life of the Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy. McAvoy portrays Tolstoy’s secretary, and his character is caught in the midst of a tug of war over what will happen to the writer’s estate once he dies. The dramatic performances of Mirren and Plummer has garnered the lion’s share of the film’s accolades, but McAvoy more than holds his own against these two acting greats.

Watch the interview with James McAvoy:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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