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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 Welcome to the Punch (2013)] Don't get me wrong. I love British cinema, but there's also a place for ostentatious, balls-out entertainment. 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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Wavy hair See more »

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Jamesy Boy See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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