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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 9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Apollo Theatre London playing the two roles of Walker and his father Ned in "Three Days of Rain" which earned him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor 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 his role in "Macbeth"] The whole idea is that the dialogue, the poetry, is the most violent, hellish, gory, war-torn of all of his plays - and my personal opinion is you can't come on stage and go [affects plummy accent] "Ah, so foul and fair a day I've never seen!" He's just killed like a thousand people with his bare hands, he can't be a nice guy. See more »

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Former member of Pace Youth Theatre. Other members included Barry Arthur McKay, Shauna MacDonald, Paolo Nutini, Martin Quinn and Gordon McCorkell. See more »

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Jamesy Boy See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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