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 James McAvoy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search James McAvoy McAvoy in 2007 Born James Andrew McAvoy 21 April 1979 (1979-04-21) (age 29) Glasgow , Scotland , UK Years active 1995 - present Spouse(s) Anne-Marie Duff (2006 - ) Awards won
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BAFTA Awards Rising Star Award 2006 Best Actor - Scotland 2006 The Last King of Scotland James Andrew McAvoy (pronounced [ mæk v ] ˈ ə ɔɪ ; born April 21, 1979(1979-04-21)) [1] is a Scottish stage and screen actor known for his roles in Atonement , The Last King of Scotland , Wanted and the British TV series Shameless . McAvoy has won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a BAFTA Scotland award. He has also been nominated for an ALFS Award , two BAFTA Awards, a European Film Award , and a Golden Globe award.
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Contents 1 Biogra phy 1 . 1 E a r l y l i f e 1 . 2 C a r e e r 1 . 3 P e r s o n a l l i f e 2 Stage and screen
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[ edit ] Biography [ edit ] Early life McAvoy was born in Glasgow , Scotland , the son of Elizabeth ( née Johnstone), a psychiatric nurse, and James McAvoy, a builder. [2] [3] McAvoy's parents divorced when he was seven, and he subsequently lived with his maternal grandparents, Mary and James Johnstone, in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow . [3] His mother lived with them intermittently but McAvoy has not been in contact with his father since childhood. [4] McAvoy attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, a Catholic school, and briefly considered joining the priesthood. [5] [6] Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000. His sister, Joy McAvoy, is a singer. [7] [ edit ] Career McAvoy's first roles were in David Hayman's The Near Room in 1995 and then as Anthony Balfour in Pat Barker 's Regeneration in 1997. He received his first big break was a role in the Steven Spielberg -produced miniseries Band of Brothers . His first international starring role was as Leto Atreides II in the 2003 Sci Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (adapted from Frank Herbert 's novels). The same year he also appeared in several episodes of the BBC sitcom Early Doors and co-starred in Paul Abbott 's acclaimed thriller serial State of Play . In 2004 he starred as Steve McBride in another Abbott-written drama series, Shameless on Channel 4 , for which he was nominated for the British Comedy Award for Best TV Newcomer. He also appeared in two other productions: Wimbledon as Paul Bettany 's obnoxious brother, Carl Colt; and he played disabled character Rory O'Shea in the Irish film Inside I'm Dancing . In 2005 he starred in three productions: he played Ben in the Royal Court Theatre 's production Breathing Corpses and an adaptation of Macbeth in the four-part BBC production ShakespeaRe-told ; he also portrayed
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