James McAvoy Biography

Occup.Actor
FromScotland
BornApril 21, 1979
Age44 years
James McAvoy, a talented as well as versatile actor with appeal as well as an unique accent, was born on April 21, 1979, in Glasgow, Scotland. Increased in the working-class community of Drumchapel, he was raised by his grandparents after his parents, Elizabeth and also James McAvoy Sr., divorced when he was 7 years old. James took place to succeed academically and participated in St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, where he established an interest for acting.

McAvoy got his very first acting role at age 15 when David Hayman saw his college trying to find young talent for a movie called "The Near Room". Although it was a bit part, McAvoy was motivated to pursue functioning as a career. He continued with his studies as he trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music as well as Drama (currently the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow.

After finishing in 2000, James McAvoy embarked on a television occupation, and his first substantial function included "Band of Brothers", a 2001 HBO miniseries created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He after that landed parts in British television programs such as "Foyle's War" and also "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries". His luck came when he was cast as Josh Malfen in the seriously well-known drama "Shameless" (2004-2005), where he fulfilled his fiancée, starlet Anne-Marie Duff. The couple married in 2006 and have actually a kid named Brendan. Nevertheless, they revealed their separation in 2016.

James McAvoy's movie job removed with key duties in "Bright Young Things" (2003), directed by Stephen Fry, and also "Wimbledon" (2004), alongside Kirsten Dunst as well as Paul Bettany. In 2005, he starred in the romantic dramatization "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, as well as the Wardrobe", which brought him considerable attention and also praise.

McAvoy continued to build up outstanding duties in films such as "The Last King of Scotland" (2006), for which he won a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor. However, it was his starring function as Robbie Turner in "Atonement" (2007) together with Keira Knightley that catapulted him right into the Hollywood A-list. The motion picture obtained crucial praise, and McAvoy earned a Golden Globe election for his performance.

In 2011, James McAvoy tackled the role of a young Charles Xavier (Professor X) in the hit movie "X-Men: First Class", a function he would repeat in several follows up. He remained to diversify his roles, starring in movies like "Filth" (2013), "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" (2013), and "Victor Frankenstein" (2015).

In 2016, McAvoy supplied a spectacular performance in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller "Split", playing a guy with 24 various individualities. His function earned go crazy evaluations as well as further strengthened his standing as a top actor in the sector.

With his origins in Scotland, undeniable ability, and also charming persona, James McAvoy has actually made an impressive impact on the world of film and tv. Throughout his effective occupation, he has actually managed to keep a balance in between smash hit films and also indie projects, showcasing his extraordinary range as an actor.

Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by James.

Related authors: Stephen Fry (Comedian), Thomas Aquinas (Theologian), M. Night Shyamalan (Director), Steven Spielberg (Director), Tom Hanks (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Keira Knightley (Actress), Paul Bettany (Actor), Matthew Vaughn (Producer), Kirsten Dunst (Actress)

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16 Famous quotes by James McAvoy

Small: I think my recognizability ebbs and flows. I dont lead a particularly celebrity lifestyle or anything l
"I think my recognizability ebbs and flows. I don't lead a particularly celebrity lifestyle or anything like that. I don't go to showbiz parties or red-carpet events, so it all depends on whether I've got a film out. I've not been very visible in the last year or so and as a result hardly anyone stops me in the street"
Small: Next year, if no one gives me any work, thats fine. Im not going to do well anyway. Im not an actor, Im
"Next year, if no one gives me any work, that's fine. I'm not going to do well anyway. I'm not an actor, I'm just exploiting this industry"
Small: Id like to keep work work and life life. It means youve got your life to come back to, somewhere to com
"I'd like to keep work work and life life. It means you've got your life to come back to, somewhere to come home to at night that isn't invaded by your day"
Small: St. Elmos Fire is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. Yo
"'St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes"
Small: Ive done enough for a while and people get fed up of seeing you, but apart from that, although Im young
"I've done enough for a while and people get fed up of seeing you, but apart from that, although I'm young, I need a bit of rest. You could say I have become a house husband. It's not a new man thing, it's just largely a boring man who doesn't mind staying in the house thing"
Small: I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy
"I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy area, reality often beats down those ambitions as you get older. But with me that never really happened"
Small: I really liked Starter For Ten because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like St. Elmos Fire and The
"I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film"
Small: I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I
"I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn't want to sacrifice the ladies!"
Small: Thats the main thing that attracts me - characters who have big journeys. I like playing those people
"That's the main thing that attracts me - characters who have big journeys. I like playing those people"
Small: I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didnt think it was ever in my nature t
"I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didn't think it was ever in my nature to go against the grain, that I was always a good boy. I think she was right - I did always want to be good"
Small: I always believed that I never wanted to be an actor. I only did it because I was allowed to do it and
"I always believed that I never wanted to be an actor. I only did it because I was allowed to do it and I had to do something"
Small: I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me
"I remember that it was never that difficult for me to get a director to look up and pay attention to me. Mind you, I don't know if that's necessarily charm. But I've played roles where my character has to be charming and I've found it quite easy to do. I think some of it is in my bones, but some of it is more deliberate"
Small: I also really liked playing Mr. Tumnus in Narnia. I got to play my favorite character in childrens lite
"I also really liked playing Mr. Tumnus in 'Narnia'. I got to play my favorite character in children's literature, which I loved. You don't get the chance to do that in other jobs"
Small: I take a lot of pride in being myself. Im comfortable with who I am
"I take a lot of pride in being myself. I'm comfortable with who I am"
Small: I kind of embarked on a fruitless search to find information about my character, Frederick Aiken.
"I kind of embarked on a fruitless search to find information about my character, Frederick Aiken. And it was fruitless, unfortunately, because there's so little about him"
Small: Because technically actors are just public servants really. They just tell stories because people need
"Because technically actors are just public servants really. They just tell stories because people need to be told stories. That's all it is. And yet we get treated as though we're important"