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James Andrew McAvoy
Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland
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James McAvoy Fast Facts:
Was raised by his maternal grandparents after his parents' divorce when he was 7 years old.
When he was in high school, director David Hayman came to give a talk. Hayman eventually cast him in the film
The Near Room
, which helped McAvoy get into drama school.
Also considered careers in the clergy and the Navy.
Before finding fame, worked in a bakery.
Met his wife, Anne-Marie Duff, on the set of the television show
Is an avid fan of the Celtic Football Club.
Has supported the charity Retrak, which works with street children in Africa to give them an alternative to living on the streets, since filming 2006's
The Last King of Scotland
Earned positive reviews for his performance of the title role in a 2013 West End production of
that was set in futuristic Scotland.
James McAvoy Relationships:
Joy McAvoy - Sister
Elizabeth McAvoy - Mother
James McAvoy - Father
Anne-Marie Duff - Wife
Brendan McAvoy - Son
Mary Johnstone - Grandmother
James Johnstone - Grandfather
James McAvoy Awards:
2007 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
2005 BAFTA Film Awards: Rising Star Award - Winner
2010 Olivier Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
2006 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
2008 European Film Awards: European Actor - Nominee
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland (2000)
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