Sunday, 9 December 2007

James McAvoy

British people will remember James in sex scenes and showing lots of Flesh on TV in programmes like Shameless.  For the rest of the world he is now a movie star in films like Wimbledon, Bright Young Things.

James Andrew McAvoy (21 April 1979) is a BAFTA-winning Scottish actor, best known for his roles as Steve McBride in Shameless, Mr. Tumnus, the Faun in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and as Robbie Turner in Atonement

McAvoy was born in Scotstoun, Glasgow, the son of Elizabeth (née Johnstone), a psychiatric nurse, and James McAvoy, a builder. His sister, Joy McAvoy, is a singer. McAvoy's parents divorced when he was seven, and he subsequently lived with his maternal grandparents, Mary and James Johnstone. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, a Catholic school, and considered becoming a priest.

He was in the Pace Youth Theatre for over six years, trained by Mhari Gilbert, and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000. He once lived in a London houseshare with Jesse Spencer. He is married to his Shameless co-star, Anne-Marie Duff. In his spare time, McAvoy enjoys sci fi, and is a fan of Celtic Football Club.

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