October 21, 1963
Born in Scotland and raised in France, son of a doctor in the World Health Organization, the
handsome five foot ten Angus MacFadyen made his American motion picture debut in "Braveheart",
opposite Mel Gibson. Interestingly, Angus turned down the chance to play the weak-willed
Prince Edward. The story goes that when he met with the casting agent he refused to read
or even talk about the role, instead he made his case for the part of Robert the Bruce.
Agnus has always fought lazy typecasting. Upon graduating from the Central School of Speech
and Drama he quickly decided heritage drama wasn't for him. So following a couple of Agatha
Christie-type of whodunits, he opted out.
Fluent in French, MacFadyen received a Master of Arts in French and English, at the University
of Edinburgh. During his stay there, he performed at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival in such plays
as, "Faculty Of Rats," "The Tempest," and "The Immortals."
Making Hollywood his home, Angus has remained focused as to his career choices by starring in
such critically acclaimed films as "The Cradle Will Rock", and "Titus" opposite screen legends
Jessica Lange and Anthony Hopkins.
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