Saturday, 14 February 2009

James McAvoy

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.

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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.

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McAvoy 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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