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James McAvoy

James McAvoy
Born (1979-04-21) 21 April 1979 [1]
Port Glasgow, Scotland[2]
Alma mater Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Anne-Marie Duff (m. 2006)
Children 1

James McAvoy ( ; born (1979-04-21)21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work includes State of Play, Shameless, and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has appeared on stage with Three Days of Rain in 2009 and as the title character in Macbeth in 2013. He has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas.

In 2003, McAvoy appeared in Bollywood Queen which was followed by a supporting role in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). His performance in Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland garnered him several award nominations. 2007's critically acclaimed Atonement earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. He appeared opposite Angelina Jolie in Wanted (2008). Since then, he is notable for playing Charles Xavier in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, a role he reprised in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014.[3] McAvoy starred in the 2013 crime comedy-drama film Filth for which he won Best Actor in the British Independent Film Awards.[4]

Early life and family

McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a psychiatric nurse, and James McAvoy, Sr., a builder.[5][6] He was brought up as a Roman Catholic.[7] His parents divorced when he was seven, which he took hard.[5][6] McAvoy's mother suffered from poor health and subsequently decided it was best that he live with his maternal grandparents, Mary and butcher James Johnstone, who lived in a terraced council house in the nearby Drumchapel area of Glasgow.[5][8] His mother lived with them intermittently.[6] The actor has regularly visited his grandparents.[5] He has a sister, Joy, and a younger half-brother, Donald.[5][6] McAvoy has not been in contact with his father since childhood.[6] He attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, a Catholic school, and briefly considered joining the Catholic priesthood.[9][10] In a 2006 interview, McAvoy admitted that part of the reason why he considered becoming a priest was that he wanted to use it as an excuse to travel.[11] During his education, he worked at a local bakery.[9][10]


Early career

McAvoy's acting debut came at the age of 15 in The Near Room (1995). He later admitted that he was not very interested in acting when joining the movie, but was inspired to study the craft after developing feelings for his co-star, Alana Brady.[12] He continued to act while still a member of PACE Youth Theatre.[13] McAvoy eventually graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000.[14] Throughout the early 2000s, he made guest appearances in television shows and began working on movies. In 2001, McAvoy's performance as a gay hustler in the play Out in the Open impressed director Joe Wright so much that Wright began offering McAvoy parts in his films. McAvoy kept declining them, however, and it wasn't until six years later that the two actually worked together.[14]

He also starred in Privates on Parade in the Donmar Warehouse, this time catching Sam Mendes's attention.[6] Also in 2001, the actor appeared in Band of Brothers, an eleven-hour World War II miniseries by executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. [15] This is the same miniseries in which his future coworker, Michael Fassbender, played the role of Burton "Pat" Christenson. It was shown on the HBO network.[16] He gained the attention of critics in 2002's made-for-television adaption of the book White Teeth.[17]

In 2003, McAvoy appeared in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune, adapted from Frank Herbert's novels. It is one of the highest-rated programmes ever to be aired on the channel.[18] More cable work came for him when he accepted the role of an unprincipled reporter in 2003's State of Play. The well-received six-part British drama serial tells the story of a newspaper's investigation into the death of a young woman and was broadcast on BBC One.[19][20] Calling the programme a "must-see", the Chicago Tribune recommended State of Play for its cast's performance.[21] In 2002, McAvoy shot scenes for Bollywood Queen, described as West Side Story meets Romeo and Juliet with bindis, the movie deals with star-crossed lovers caught in the middle of clashing cultures; it was shown as a special presentation at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and opened in UK theatres on 17 October.[22][23] In 2004, he acted in a supporting role in the romantic comedy Wimbledon, also featuring Kirsten Dunst as a co-lead.[24] His next project was voicing a character named Hal in the 2004 English version of Strings, a mythic fantasy film.[25] Another 2004 release for him was Inside I'm Dancing, an Irish production helmed by Damien O'Donnell starring alongside fellow Scotsman Steven Robertson. In it, the actor was cast as the principal character: a maverick with duchenne muscular dystrophy.[26]

Critical success

McAvoy ended 2004 by appearing in the first two seasons of Aslan (Liam Neeson)'s forces. It was given a UK release of 9 December. At the UK box office, this movie opened at number one, earning around £8.7 million at 498 cinemas over the weekend.[28] Worldwide, Narnia grossed £463 million, making it the 41st highest-grossing film of all-time worldwide.[29] That succeeding year he also accepted the principal role of Brian Jackson, a nerdy university student who wins a place on a University Challenge quiz team in the mid-1980s, in Starter for 10. He was directed by David Nicholls, who adapted the film's screenplay from his own book. The British/American production was given distribution in the UK on 10 November. 10 scored a rating of 89% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on a sample of 75 reviews.[30] In spite of the positive buzz, the movie flopped at the box office, unable to recover its production costs of £5.7 million.[31][32]

Forrest Whitaker had suggested McAvoy to director Kevin Macdonald for the role of Nicholas Garrigan in 2006's Academy Award-winning low-budgeted The Last King of Scotland.[33] McAvoy portrayed a Scottish doctor who becomes the personal physician to dictator Idi Amin (played by Whittaker) while in Uganda. While the movie is based on factual events of Amin's rule, the details of the story are fictional and adapted from Giles Foden's acclaimed 1998 novel. McAvoy assessed his character to be a "completely selfish prick."[11] An overwhelmed McAvoy fainted during his first take of what would be the hardest scene for him to shoot, Nicolas's torture.[34] McAvoy was named Best Actor of the year by Scotland's own BAFTA Awards, where the film swept the major categories,[35] and received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The movie itself walked away with three wins, including the honour for Outstanding British Film of the Year.[36] This was accompanied by praise for McAvoy's performance.[37]

Following that, he played Irish attorney Tom Lefroy and love-interest to Jane Austen in Becoming Jane, a 2007 historical movie inspired by the author's early life.[38] Next up was Penelope, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.[39] Also starring co-producer Reese Witherspoon, it generated polarised reviews.[40] The breakthrough role in McAvoy's career came in Atonement, Joe Wright's 2007 adaption of Ian McEwan's novel of the same title. A romantic war film, it focuses on lovers Cecilia and Robbie's (Keira Knightley and McAvoy) lives being torn apart after her jealous younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan) falsely accuses him of rape. Upon reading the script, McAvoy said he thought "If I don't get the part I'm not reading the book because it'll be devastating. It's an amazing role and I really wanted it."[41] McAvoy has called the movie "incredibly sad" but considers it an uplifting experience. He also shared that he hoped viewers will be left "absolutely devastated and harrowed."[42] Screenings of Atonement were held at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was one of most acclaimed films present, and Venice Film Festival.[43][44] Atonement was a big awards contender; it was nominated for fourteen BAFTAs and seven Academy Awards.[45][46] Both McAvoy and Knightley were nominated for their performances at the 65th Golden Globe Awards, respectively.[47] Additionally, the film was lauded by critics, with Metacritic reporting it to have an approval rating of 85.[48] The Hollywood Reporter writer Ray Bennett said the duo gave "compelling and charismatic performances".[49]

Wanted and subsequent work

One of the biggest highlights of McAvoy's career was starring with Wanted, an action film where he portrayed Wesley Gibson, a young American slacker who learns he is heir to a legacy of assassins. When McAvoy screen-tested for the role, he was initially rejected because the studio was seeking an actor with conventional Hollywood leading-man looks and physique. He later recalled being considered the "runt of the litter" of those who tested, but ultimately got the role in late 2006 since the studio "wanted someone geeky".[50][51] While shooting action scenes for Wanted, he suffered several injuries, including a twisted ankle and an injured knee.[52] Nonetheless the actor said he had a "good time" doing the movie. McAvoy had never done this type of genre before and thought of Wanted as a chance to be more versatile.[53] Loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar, it saw a June 2008 release worldwide. It received favourable reviews from the press, who generally liked that it was fast-paced.[54] At the box office, Wanted was a success, grossing $341 million against a $75 million production budget.[55] Next was The Last Station (2009), a biopic that details the final months of celebrated writer Leo Tolstoy and also stars McAvoy's wife.[56] It was shown at a limited number of screens in the US.[57] Although most critics' awards paid attention to co-stars Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, the Satellite Awards nominated McAvoy for Best Supporting Actor.[58] In 2009, McAvoy voiced Angelina's father, Maurice Mouseling, in the television series, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps.

McAvoy at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

He also appeared onstage in 2009 at Apollo Theater's Three Days of Rain.[59] He voiced the male titular character in Gnomeo and Juliet (2011), an animated movie based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.[60] In Robert Redford's historical American drama The Conspirator, McAvoy played the role of an idealistic war hero who reluctantly defends a co-conspirator charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination. It premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.[61] While this movie garnered mixed reception, critics lauded the actor for his work. In Owen Gleiberman's assessment of The Conspirator, he found it "stiff-jointed" and tedious, but regarded McAvoy as "an avid presence".[62] In mid-2010, McAvoy was cast as telepathic superhero Professor X, leader and founder of the X-Men, in X-Men: First Class.[63] He joined an ensemble that included Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon. Based on the Marvel Comics and a prequel to the film series, it is set primarily during the Cuban Missile Crisis and focuses on the relationship between Professor X and Magneto and the origin of their groups. McAvoy admitted that he was not familiar with the comics as a child, but was a fan of the cartoons since the age of 10.[64] Released to the UK on 1 June, First Class topped its box office with ticket sales of around £5 million in its opening weekend.[65] First Class was also reviewed favourably.[66] In 2011, McAvoy began filming the role of Max Lewinsky in the British thriller, Welcome to the Punch.[67] He played the lead role in the Danny Boyle film, Trance.

In 2012, McAvoy was cast as Bruce Robertson in Filth, an adaptation of an Irvine Welsh novel of the same name. The film's ensemble cast includes Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, and Imogen Poots. For his role, McAvoy won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards in December 2013.[68] It was also announced that he would co-star with Jessica Chastain in a double-feature film project, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.[69] He performed the male lead in radio play adaptation of Neverwhere written by Neil Gaiman.[70][71]

McAvoy starred in Shakespeare's Macbeth on London's West End in early 2013. Macbeth was the first performance at the Trafalgar Transformed, running from 9 February until 27 April. The production was directed by Jamie Lloyd who also directed McAvoy in his last stint on the stage in 2009's Three Days of Rain.[72] McAvoy reprised his role as Professor X in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and is scheduled to do so again in X-Men: Apocalypse.[73]

Personal life

McAvoy dated Scottish actress Emma Nielsen (stage name Emma King) for six years until 2003.[74] While working on Shameless, McAvoy started a relationship with his character's love interest, Anne-Marie Duff.[75] When they first began dating, McAvoy and Duff agreed not to speak to the press about their relationship.[74][76][77]
A black and white image of a blonde women wearing a stain dress and dark-haired male standing beside each other. She is looking to her left and holding a clutch purse with her right hand. He is wearing an all-black suit and smiling.
Duff and McAvoy in February 2007

He married Duff on 18 October 2006 in a quiet ceremony.[75][77] When asked by Ryan Seacrest, during his radio show, if he wished he had waited longer to get married so he could exploit his fame better, McAvoy replied that he had married the woman of his dreams. "The world seemed less scary.... And I started to like myself a little bit more."[42]

They have one child together, a son named Brendan (b. 2010).[78] In interviews, the actor has opted not to discuss his son and have not announced their child's birth date, although he has stated "the little man" keeps him up at night.[79] McAvoy leads what has been called a modest life. Prior to marrying Duff, he purchased a second floor flat in North London in 2006 for about £178,000. Also, he and his wife drive a 1990s Nissan Micra that is worth less than £1,000.[80] The couple enjoy a close relationship and rarely leave their flat, choosing to instead read or do sudoku puzzles together. Of this lifestyle, the actor said it is "mundane, and I love it that way".[5]

After McAvoy won an award from the BAFTAs, his estranged father spoke to the Sunday Mirror, stating that he would love to get in touch with his son, but did not know how to reach him. Though the actor did not read the piece, he heard about it and was unmoved.[6] He enjoys fantasy themes which he said started from the age of 11 with The Lord of the Rings.[81] His big interest outside acting and science fiction is football; he is a huge fan of Celtic Football Club, stating that his dream role would be to play Celtic legend Jimmy Johnstone.[82] McAvoy considers himself a spiritual person who no longer practices Catholicism.[10] Speaking to Sky News, McAvoy said he believed that British filmmakers belittle and dumb down their productions to please American audiences. "It's like we're patronising them and short changing ourselves," the actor commented.[83] He had previously called 3-D films a "waste of money", accusing film studios of using the effect to get more money out of their theatre audiences.[84]

McAvoy has stated that The Goonies (1985) is his favourite film.[85][86]


At one point, McAvoy did a "terrifying" [87] Additionally, McAvoy is a celebrity supporter of the British Red Cross with whom he travelled to Uganda to raise awareness of the projects there. He had become involved with the charity after shooting The Last King of Scotland there for several months and was shocked by what he saw.[88] In February 2007, he visited northern Uganda and spent four days seeing projects supported by the British Red Cross.[89]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Near Room, TheThe Near Room Kevin Savage
1997 Angel Passes By, AnAn Angel Passes By Local boy Short film
1997 Regeneration Anthony Balfour
2001 Swimming Pool Mike
2003 Bright Young Things The Earl of Balcairn
2003 Bollywood Queen Jay
2004 Wimbledon Carl Colt
2004 Strings Hal Tara (voice)
2004 Inside I'm Dancing Rory O'Shea Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2005 Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mr. Tumnus Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year
2006 Last King of Scotland, TheThe Last King of Scotland Dr. Nicholas Garrigan BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor
Rising Star Award, BAFTA
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
2006 Starter for 10 Brian Jackson
2007 Becoming Jane Thomas Lefroy
2007 Penelope Johnny Martin/Max Campion
2007 Atonement Robbie Turner Empire Award for Best Actor
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Irish Film Award for Best International Actor
2008 Wanted Wesley A. Gibson Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
2009 Last Station, TheThe Last Station Valentin Bulgakov Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
2011 Gnomeo and Juliet Gnomeo (voice)
2011 Conspirator, TheThe Conspirator Frederick Aiken
2011 X-Men: First Class Professor Charles Xavier IGN Award for Best Ensemble Cast[90]
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Fantasy Actor
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Superhero
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Superhero
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast
2011 Arthur Christmas Arthur (voice)
2013 Welcome to the Punch Max Lewinsky London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year
2013 Trance Simon Newton London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year
2013 Filth Bruce Robertson British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year
Empire Award for Best Actor
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Delivery Man Cameo
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Professor Charles Xavier Shared role with Patrick Stewart
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Conor Ludlow
2015 Victor Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Bill, TheThe Bill Gavin Donald Episode: "Rent"
2001 Band of Brothers Pvt. James W. Miller Episode: "Replacements"
2001 Lorna Doone Sergeant Bloxham Television film
2001 Murder in Mind Martin Vosper Episode: "Teacher"
2002 White Teeth Josh Malfen 2 episodes
2002 Inspector Lynley Mysteries, TheThe Inspector Lynley Mysteries Gowan Ross Episode: "Payment in Blood"
2002 Foyle's War Ray Pritchard Episode: "The German Woman"
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune Leto Atreides II 3 episodes
2003 State of Play Dan Foster 6 episodes
2003 Early Doors Liam 4 episodes
2004–2005 Shameless Steve McBride 13 episodes
Nominated – British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Newcomer
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told Joe Macbeth Episode: "Macbeth"
2009 Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps Maurice Mouseling (voice)
2013 Top Gear Himself Series 19, Episode 5


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