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James McAvoy


McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth (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 started "a little ... See full bio »
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Starred in 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare at the Trafalgar Studios, London. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, co-starring Claire Foy as Lady Macbeth. Nominated for a Best Actor Olivier award. 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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What I do as an actor. I don't go, 'What's the truth of this scene, what should I be playing for the truth of this moment? I look at what I want the audience to feel, and I work back from that. I probably have the audience at the forefront of my mind for most movies, but particularly for 'Filth', because half the fun of this film is in pulling the audience from pillar to post in terms of how much... See more »

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Star Sign:

Taurus

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