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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 "Gerald" in UK premiere of Jeanne-Mance Delisle's "The Reel of the Hanged Man" - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. See more »

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


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[on Scottish independence] I don't mind staying together, and I don't mind splitting up, but I don't really like either of the parties who've made arguments. I don't trust politicians at the moment. Why suddenly believe them now? Whether it turns out bad or good, you can make the best of independence. But pursuing it with a goal to be richer is f*****g pointless. We could be [rich] for four years... See more »


Nominated for a Best Actor Olivier Award for his performance in "Macbeth" (2013). See more »


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