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James McAvoy


McAvoy was raised in Drumchapel, Glasgow, by his grandparents after his father, also called James and 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 started "a little school band with a couple of mates". McAvoy toyed with the idea of the ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Starred in 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare at the Trafalgar Studios, London. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, co-starring Claire Foy as Lady Macbeth. Nominated for a Best Actor Olivier award. See more »

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

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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on Filth (2013)] Some people will just hate it, but there is going to be a lot of people who wouldn't expect to like it who will find it entertaining, interesting and emotionally powerful. It is not what you usually expect from me. It is not Trainspotting (1996). It is very Irvine Welsh but it has got its own voice. See more »

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He and his wife, Anne-Marie Duff, are expecting their first child [January 26, 2010]. See more »

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Scottish accent See more »

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Jamesy Boy See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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