awards & nominations

Atonement (2007)

James McAvoy as "Robbie Turner"

This sweeping English drama, based on the book by Ian McEwan, follows the lives of young lovers Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy). When the couple are torn apart by a lie constructed by Cecilia's jealous younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan), all three of them must deal with the consequences. Robbie is the hardest hit, since Briony's deception results in his imprisonment, but hope for Cecilia and her beau increases when their paths cross during World War II.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)NominatedLeading Actor
Golden Globe (2007)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

James McAvoy as "Nicholas Garrigan"

While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) becomes the personal physician and close confidante of dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Although at first Dr. Garrigan feels flattered by his new position of power, he soon comes to realize that Amin's rule is soaked in blood, and that he is complicit in the atrocities. Garrigan faces the fight of his life as he tries to escape Amin's grasp.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role