Apr. 21st, 1979
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
James McAvoy's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Gnomeo and Juliet
2008 - Wanted
2007 - Atonement
2007 - Becoming Jane
2006 - The Last King of Scotland
2006 - Penelope
2005 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2004 - Inside I'm Dancing
2004 - Strings
2004 - Wimbledon
2003 - Bright Young Things
2002 - Bollywood Queen
2001 - Swimming Pool - Der Tod feiert mit
Guest TV Roles
Pvt. James W. Miller
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- Trained at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
- Worked out to improve his physique for the action scenes in _Wanted (2008)_ (qv). However he suffered several injuries during shooting, including a twisted ankle and an injured knee.
- Said the script for _Atonement (2007)_ (qv) was the best he had ever read.
- After his parents divorced, McAvoy and his sister moved in with their maternal grandmother.
- After growing up in Glasgow, he moved to London at the age of 20.
- McAvoy and 'Jessica Brooks (II)' (qv) were the first actors to tackle the complex roles Leto II & his twin sister Ghanima Atreides, the strange prescient _"Children of Dune" (2003)_ (qv) based on 'Frank Herbert' (qv)'s novel of the same name. Although Leto and Ghanima were only nine years old in the novel, their ages were bumped up about seven years, making them about sixteen for the Sci-Fi Channel's miniseries in March 2003.
- Born to James McAvoy, a builder, and his then wife Elizabeth Johnstone, a psychiatric nurse.
- While filming _The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)_ (qv), 'Georgie Henley' (qv) never saw McAvoy in his Mr. Tumnus costume before filming their scenes together. Henley's scared reaction upon seeing McAvoy is genuine surprise.