STARmeter
Top 500
Down 83 this week

James McAvoy


McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (nee Johnstone), a nurse, and James McAvoy, Sr. He was raised in Drumchapel, Glasgow by his grandparents after his father, a roofer by trade, abandoned his mother when James Jr. was 7. He went to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, where he did well enough and ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and publicist
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent James McAvoy? Add or change photos

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 25 Apr 2011
 
a list of 28 people
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 22 people
created 17 Feb 2014
 
a list of 39 people
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 29 people
created 4 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of James McAvoy's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (43 credits)
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
UPS Guy
 2013/I Filth
Bruce
 2013/I Trance
Simon
 2011 Arthur Christmas
Arthur (voice)
 2011 Gnomeo & Juliet
Gnomeo (voice)
 2008 Wanted
Wesley
 2006 Penelope
Johnny / Max
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
Joe Macbeth
- Macbeth (2005) ... Joe Macbeth
 2004 Strings
Hal (English version, voice)
 2003 State of Play (TV Mini-Series)
Dan Foster
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Dan Foster
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Dan Foster
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Dan Foster
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Dan Foster
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Dan Foster
 2003 Early Doors (TV Series)
Liam
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Liam
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Liam
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Liam
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Liam
 2002 Bollywood Queen
Jay
 2002 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Ray Pritchard
- The German Woman (2002) ... Ray Pritchard
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Gowan Ross
- Payment in Blood (2002) ... Gowan Ross
 2001 The Pool
Mike
 2001 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Martin Vosper
- Teacher (2001) ... Martin Vosper
 2000 Lorna Doone (TV Movie)
Sergeant Bloxham
 1997 Behind the Lines
Anthony Balfour
 1997 The Bill (TV Series)
Gavin Donald
- Rent (1997) ... Gavin Donald
 1997 An Angel Passes By (TV Movie)
Local boy
 1995 The Near Room
Kevin
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (78 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played "Private Stephen Flowers" in a revival of Peter Nichols' "Privates on Parade" - Donmar Warehouse, London (2001). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on winning a BAFTA for Best Actor for his role in The Last King of Scotland (2006)] It was an incredibly important thing for me, and it's remained something that I'm really fond of; I think it might have been one of the first awards I ever won and it was a real moment of feeling like acceptance anyway from your peers and from the people that are in the industry with you. See more »

Trivia:

Became a father for the first time at the age of 30 when his wife Anne-Marie Duff gave birth to their son Brendan McAvoy in February 2010. See more »

Trademark:

Wavy hair See more »

Nickname:

Floyd See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
James McAvoy Drama Scholarship fund Vmary33
What do these projects have in common? watching-in-the-dark
Decoding reference to projects, etc. noclist
Happy Birthday James! watching-in-the-dark
Old game with lots of new films watching-in-the-dark
Olivier nomination for Best Actor watching-in-the-dark
Discuss James McAvoy on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page