This week in SEAN, news of James McAvoy’s christmas film, photos of Gerry Butler, Billy Boyd’s new Oz poster, clips of Alan Cumming on Fallon and Craig Ferguson on ‘The Talk’, and details of Ewen McGregor’s forthcoming appearance on Craig’s show.

Alan Cumming on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Alan Cumming appeared on Fallon last week to discuss his upcoming movie The Tempest and the second season of The Good Wife. A clip of the Late Night interview is below and you can watch the full episode here until November 12.


‘The Witches of Oz’ poster

The poster has been out for several weeks, but to prepare for this year’s upcoming American Film Market, Collider gives us a look at the artwork and synopsis of The Witches of Oz, starring Billy Boyd. AFM is the largest film market in the world. The Witches of Oz synopsis is below:

Dorothy Gale is a simple girl in rural Kansas who writes children’s books based on the land of Oz created by her grandfather. Her mundane life is turned upside down when she receives an offer from a big New York agency to represent her books. In New York, Dorothy soon realizes that her books, and her grandfather’s stories, are based on reality. The magical world of Oz and all of its inhabitants are very real and they are coming to New York City! Dorothy and her friends are the only ones who can stop the evil Wicked Witch of the West and her plans for global domination.

Jamie Sives on BIFA jury; attends ‘Game of Thrones’ event

The British Independent Film Awards announced its nominees and jury members earlier today and Jamie Sives is among the jury members of the thirteenth annual awards. The awards ceremony takes place in London on December 5. You can go to the British Independent Film Awards website for a full list of jury members and nominees.

Jamie also attended an event last Thursday in Belfast for HBO’s Game of Thrones (Jamie plays Jory Cassel in the series). Sweet on Sigma points out some photos of the event over on Flickr and

James McAvoy cast in ‘Arthur Christmas’

James McAvoy has been cast as Arthur in 3D CG-animated film Arthur Christmas along with Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and Billy Nighy. The film is set for release on November 23, 2011.

Set on Christmas night, the story of Arthur Christmas at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. []

Gerard Butler, Adrien Brody, and Russell Crowe at the APJ fundraiser

Gerard Butler and some other celebrities including Adrien Brody, Russell Crowe, Paul Haggis, and Philip Seymour Hoffman attended the Artists for Peace and Justice ‘Let’s Build a School for Haiti’ fundrasing dinner in New York last Friday.

Craig Ferguson on The Talk, to guest on Lopez Tonight

Craig appeared on this Monday’s (November 8th) episode of The Talk on CBS. Video below. He will also be a guest on Lopez Tonight on Tuesday, November 16 on TBS. You can get local television listings over at

Ewan McGregor scheduled to appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Ewan’s appearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson will air this Friday, November 12 on CBS. This week’s full schedule is below:

Mo 11/8: Tom Selleck, Myq Kaplan
Tu 11/9: Cheryl Hines, Wolfgang Puck
We 11/10: Tim Meadows, Stan Lee
Th 11/11: Juliette Lewis, Rampage Jackson
Fr 11/12: Ewan McGregor

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