The reviews are in and it seems, much to everyone’s surprise, that Split is a genuinely enjoyable genre film. What’s more, it would seem that actor James McAvoy delivers one of his finest, trickiest performances to date. Due to this we decided to look back at his filmography and pick out his strongest performances to date. Having always possessed a natural, oozing charisma as well as a roguish, mischievous quality, directors haven’t always known what to do with his particular range of skills. How
ever, when the director/writers manage to bottle his unique charms, his performances are immediately memorable.
Read our list below and comment to let us know which performances you would’ve added to the list.
7. Starter for 10
In one of his earliest roles, McAvoy was already beginning to demonstrate his off kilter charm that could appeal to a mass audience in the comedy Starter for 10. In a role that demanded of him to play the comedic and romantic lead while also relying on him for the heavier, more heartfelt moments, it may not be his most often remembered film role, but it certainly is one where his range of talents was first fully on display.