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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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Played "Ferdinand" in William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", Brunton Theatre Company, Edinburgh. 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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About the age of 15 or so I did consider it, and specifically not just any old priest, I considered being a missionary, 'cause I thought the whole great romantic idea of going off to far-flung regions, and helping people and trying to do all that was not only a good thing to do and romantic thing to do, but quite an adventurous thing to do. So I thought about that, but then I did start getting ... See more »

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Nominated for the Olivier Awards as Best Actor for his performance in "Macbeth" (2013). See more »

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