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

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He acted in Peter Nichols' play, "Privates on Parade," at the Donmar Theatre in London, England with Roger Allam, Malcolm Sinclair, Justin Salinger, Nigel Harman, and Indira Varma in the cast. Michael Grandage was director. See more »

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

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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I don't think it matters where actors come from and I don't care if all the actors come from posh private schools. But I do care about a government that doesn't prioritise arts in education. It is one of the first things that if you take it away, it's a signal that the government doesn't care about upward mobility any more. Art is one the first things you take away from society if you want to ... See more »

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He has two roles in common with Patrick Stewart: (1) McAvoy played Macbeth in ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth (2005) while Stewart played him in Great Performances: Macbeth (2010) and (2) Stewart played Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolverine (2013) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) while McAvoy played ... See more »

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