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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 Iggy in "Out In The Open", a new play by Jonathan Harvey - Hampstead Theatre, London (2001). 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 basing his character Arthur in Arthur Christmas (2011) partly on Prince Harry] I think he's a more innocent Harry. I think I'd love Harry. He's a proper, man. He's like, "I'm never gonna be the king, it's cool." See more »

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Attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow. Also attended by Tom Mannion. See more »

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Wavy hair See more »

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Jimmy See more »

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