James McAvoy Biography


James McAvoy

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Birth Name: James McAvoy
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Birth Country: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: taurus
Age:   38 Years
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Known for his blue eyes, wavy hair and Scottish accent, James McAvoy is an actor from Scotland. He is famous for starring the role of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in the movie The Last King of Scotland. He is also popular for his role in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Talented and industrious guy, James McAvoy was born at the end of 1970s in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom to Elizabeth (née Johnstone) and James McAvoy, Sr... His mother is a psychiatric nurse and his father is a builder.

In 2004, while James was starring in the TV series Shameless, he fell in love with love of his life Anne-Marie Duff. Anne-Marie Duff is also an actress and she is famous for starring the role of Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen. After several months of romantic love life, they finally got married on 11th of November 2006. As a loving husband and wife, they finally welcomed a son named Brendan in 2010. They filed for divorce in the early 2016. His nationality is Scottish and he has Scottish ethnicity. He has blue eyes.

When James was seven years old, his parents dissolved their married life. Later on he began living with his maternal grandparents. His mother was diagnosed with poor health and she also joined them at the later stage of her life. He received his formal education from St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary. Though he dreamed to be a priest as a child, he became influenced in acting during his early teens. He made his acting debut in 1995 by starring the role of Kevin Savage in the movie The Near Room. Two years later, he appeared in the movies like An Angel Passes By and Regeneration. In 1997, he was also seen in the TV series The Bill where he starred the role of Gavin Donald. He got his rise in fame in 2004 after he portrayed the role of Rory O'Shea in a comedy-drama film Inside I'm Dancing. His popularity rose to prominence after played the role of Mr. Tumnus in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He is also critically acclaimed for starring the role of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in a British drama film The Last King of Scotland. He has also appeared in the hit movies like Atonement, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Apocalypse and many more. His net worth is $17 million.  

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

1979 21st of April

Talented and industrious guy, James McAvoy was born at the end of 1970s in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom to Elizabeth (née Johnstone) and James McAvoy, Sr... His mother is a psychiatric nurse and his father is a builder. 

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His parents got divorced

1986

When James was seven years old, his parents dissolved their married life. Later on he began living with his maternal grandparents. His mother was diagnosed with poor health and she also joined them at the later stage of her life.

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Began his acting career

1995

Though he dreamed to be a priest as a child, he became influenced in acting during his early teens. He made his acting debut in 1995 by starring the role of Kevin Savage in the movie The Near Room. Two years later, he appeared in the movies like An Angel Passes By and Regeneration.

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Starred in the TV series The Bill

1997

 In 1997, he was also seen in the TV series The Bill where he starred the role of Gavin Donald. With the turn of 21st century, he appeared in the TV series like Band of Brothers, Lorna Doone, Murder in Mind and so on. 

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Appeared in the movie, Inside I'm Dancing

2004

He got his rise in fame in 2004 after he portrayed the role of Rory O'Shea in a comedy-drama film Inside I'm Dancing. His popularity rose to prominence after played the role of Mr. Tumnus in the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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Began dating Anne-Marie Duff

2005

In 2004, while James was starring in the TV series Shameless, he fell in love with love of his life Anne-Marie Duff. Anne-Marie Duff is also an actress and she is famous for starring the role of Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen.

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Played the role of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in The Last King of Scotland

2006

He is also critically acclaimed for starring the role of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in a British drama film The Last King of Scotland. He has also appeared in the hit movies like Atonement, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Apocalypse and many more.

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Won BAFTA Awards, Scotland

2007

He is famous for starring the role of Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in the movie The Last King of Scotland. For this role, he got his first nomination in BAFTA Awards, Scotland in 2007 and he won this award that year for Best Actor.

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Won London Critics Circle Film Awards

2008

Till date he has been honored with London Critics Circle Film Awards for two times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 2008 for British Actor of the Year. He was also honored with this award from the same category in 2014. 

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First child, Brendan McAvoy

2010 of February

He became father for the first time in his life in the early 2010. He and his lovely wife Anne-Marie Duff welcomed their first child together in February and that time it was a son and they named him Brendan McAvoy. 

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Won British Independent Film Awards

2013

In 2006, he got nominated in British Independent Film Awards for the first time in his life. He got nominated in this award for best actor. He won this award for the first time in 2013 and that was for Best Actor. 

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Filed for divorce

2016 13th of May

After several months of romantic love life, he and Anne-Marie Duff finally got married on 11th of November 2006. As a loving husband and wife, they finally welcomed a son named Brendan in 2010. They filed for divorce in the early 2016.

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