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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 "Private Stephen Flowers" in a revival of Peter Nichols' "Privates on Parade" - Donmar Warehouse, 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 portraying a downtrodden character in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)] It was simple - when I went out drinking with friends, I just didn't come home early and ordered another couple of beers instead. That made the make-up artists' jobs very nice and easy the next day. See more »

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Born to James McAvoy, a bus driver-turned-builder, and his then wife Elizabeth Johnstone, a psychiatric nurse. See more »

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