James McAvoy Biography

Birthday: 1979-04-21
Place of Birth: Port Glasgow, Scotland UK
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Wiki Biography: McAvoy was raised in Drumchapel, Glasgow, by his grandparents after his father, also called James and 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 started "a little school band with a couple of mates". McAvoy toyed with the idea of the Catholic priesthood as a child but when he was 16, a visit to the school by actor David Hayman sparked an interest in acting. Hayman offered him a part in his film The Near Room (1995) but despite enjoying the experience McAvoy didn't seriously consider acting as a career, though he did continue to act as a member of PACE Youth Theatre. He applied instead to the Royal Navy and had already been accepted when he was also offered a place at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He took the place at RSAMD and when he graduated in 2000, he moved to London. He'd already made a couple of TV appearances by this time and continued to get a steady stream of TV and movie work until he came to British public attention in 2004 playing Steve McBride in the successful UK TV series "Shameless" (2004) and then to the rest of the world in 2005 as Mr Tumnus in Disney's adaptation of 'C. S. Lewis''s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). Since then he and his easy facility with accents (no, wait, what? he's Scottish?) have been much in demand.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
White Teeth Josh Malfen 2002 Drama
Children of Dune Leto Atreides II 2003 Drama
Britains Heritage Heroes Himself 2011
Wanted Wesley 2018 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Strings Prince Hal (English version) 1996
The Pool Mike 2001 Horror, Thriller
Bright Young Things Simon Balcairn 2003
Children of Dune Leto Atreides II 2003 Drama, Fantasy, Sci Fi
Bollywood Queen Jay 2003 Musical, Romance
Wimbledon Carl Colt 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rory O'Shea Was Here Rory O'Shea 2004 Comedy, Drama
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mr. Tumnus 2005 0, 0, 0
Born in the USSR: 21 Up 2005 Documentary
Trance Simon 2006
Starter for 10 Brian Jackson 2007
The Last King of Scotland Dr. Nicholas Garrigan 2007 Drama, History
Becoming Jane Tom Lefroy 2007 Drama, Romance
Gnomeo and Juliet Gnomeo 2008
Wanted Wesley 2008 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Atonement Robbie Turner 2008 Drama, Mystery, Romance
The Last Station Valentin Bulgakov 2010
The Conspirator Frederick Aiken 2010 Comedy, 0, 0
Gnomeo & Juliet Gnomeo 2011 Drama, 0
X-Men: First Class Professor Charles Xavier 2011 0, Sport
Arthur Christmas Arthur 2011 0, Drama, 0
Strings Prince Hal (English version) 2012 Sport, Biography, Drama, 0, 0
Welcome to the Punch Max Lewinsky 2013 Action, Adventure, Crime
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him Conor Ludlow 2013 Drama
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Conor Ludlow 2013 Drama
Filth Bruce Robertson 2013 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Conor Ludlow 2014 Drama
X-Men: Days of Future Past Charles Xavier 2014 Sport, 0
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Conor Ludlow 2014 Drama
Frankenstein Victor Von Frankenstein 2014 Drama
Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes Gnomeo 2018 Animation