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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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He acted in Jonathan Harvey's play, "Out in the Open," at the Hampstead Theatre in London, England with Linda Bassett, Sean Gallagher, and Vilma Hollingbery in the cast. Kathy Burke 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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[on his role in Wanted (2008)] I got to satisfy the 16-year-old boy's yearning to break things and jump up and down and beat people up. It was a very physical film, and I had to get fit and go to the gym, which I don't really enjoy. See more »

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Said the script for Atonement (2007) was the best he had ever read. See more »

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Taurus

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