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James McAvoy says he wants to play Gandalf in The Silmarillion

In the current issue of Total Film magazine , we delve into James McAvoy’s dark side, with the Brit actor telling us about his upcoming slate, including gritty turns in Welcome To The Punch and Filth .

You can read the feature in the current issue of Total Film magazine, available for only £1.99 on the iPad , but here’s a snippet of what McAvoy told us when we asked if there was anything else that he was itching to do after his recent spate of diverse projects.

“I’d like to play Gandalf,” he told us, laughing.

‘Gandalf: Origins’, we offer? “It’s called The Silmarillion ! It’s a collection of poems and songs that chart the ancient history of Middle-earth. My true geek is coming to the fore, but they’re really, really beautiful stories.

“In part of that is the genesis of Gandalf, or Mithrandir, or Stormcrow, or any of his many, many names. Anyway, maybe that’s the one!”

For much more from James McAvoy, pick up issue 202 of Total Film magazine which is out now. You can save 50% on the cover price if you subscribe with our winter 2012 offer !

And don’t forget, the issue is available as our incredible interactive iPad edition for just £1.99 .

And Total Film magazine is now available for your Android device from Google Play .

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