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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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Played Bobby Buckfast in the pantomime "Beauty & the Beauty" - Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy (1999-2000). 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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[Talking about Andrew McCarthy and why he inspired him to be an actor] Yeah, St. Elmo's Fire (1985) is probably the one that I love him in the most. He was really vulnerable, really open, I think. And he had floppy hair, kind of bad hair, and I had really bad hair for quite a long time when I was a kid. See more »

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Attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow. Also attended by Tom Mannion. See more »

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Scottish accent See more »

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Jamesy Boy See more »

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Taurus

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