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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 "Riff" in "West Side Story" & "Romeo" in William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet", the play that inspired the musical - Courtyard Theatre, Hereford. 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 whether his celebrity status makes it harder for him to be faithful] I have a wife, so I'm monogamous. And my heart also belongs to my son and my grandparents. When it comes to my friends, I'm no longer quite as generous with my love. That's to do with age. I realised that my energy does have boundaries. See more »

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His fans refer to themselves as "McAvoyeurs". See more »

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Wavy hair See more »

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Taurus

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