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James McAvoy is to take on the role of Macbeth in a new theatrical production.

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The Last King Of Scotland star, also famous for roles in films such as X-Men, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Atonement, will play the title character of Shakespeare’s Scottish play on stage at the Trafalgar Studios in central London next year.

Director Jamie Lloyd said it would be one of a season of “politically-charged power plays on the doorstep of Whitehall”.

McAvoy, seen on television in Shameless and Early Doors, was last on stage in 2009 in Three Days Of Rain which was also directed by Lloyd.

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