Who is James McAvoy?
James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He rose to prominence after appearing in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland as Dr. Nicholas Garrigan. Later, he also landed some brilliant role in the movies like Atonement as well as in the X-Men series. Furthermore, he has also won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and the BAFTA Scotland Award in 2006 for The Last King of Scotland. Apart from that, James has also won a Golden Globe Award nomination for the romantic drama war film Atonement in 2007. Additionally, the Scottish actor has also received London Film Critics Circle Awards thrice for Welcome to the Punch, Trance, and Filth in 2013.
James McAvoy: Early Life, Childhood, and Education
James was born on 21 April 1979, in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He is the son of Elizabeth and James McAvoy, Sr. Talking about his nationality, he is Scottish and his ethnicity is also Scottish. His childhood was not easy at all after his parents divorced. Furthermore, he has a sister, Joy and a younger half-brother, Donald. During his childhood, he wanted to become a priest. Moving towards his education, James joined St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Jordanhill, Glasgow, which was a Catholic school. Later, he completed his graduation from the ‘Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’ in 2000.
James McAvoy: Career, Net Worth, and Awards
James began his acting career at the age of 15 in the 1995 film, The Near Room. At that time, he was also a member of PACE Youth Theatre. In 2001, he made his major debut in the 2001 German film Swimming Pool. Back in 2003, he also appeared in a couple of TV shows such as Band of Brothers and Foyle’s War followed by a lead role in Bollywood Queen. Furthermore, he began to play in a British adult comedy-drama series Shameless. Some of his notable films include Wimbledon, Inside I’m Dancing, The Last King of Scotland, Becoming Jane, and few more. Moreover, he rose to prominence after appearing in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland as Dr. Nicholas Garrigan. Later, he also landed some brilliant role in the movies like Atonement as well as in the X-Men series. It was 2011, he stole the limelight after playing the role of Charles Xavier / Professor X in X-Men: First Class. In addition, he has also acted in a couple of hit movies such as Welcome to the Punch in 2013 and Muppets Most Wanted in 2014. Besides this, his second X-Men venture movie X-Men: Days of Future Past along with Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage became a huge success crossing over $700 million worldwide. Recently, James has also appeared in a couple of movies such as Atomic Blonde and Submergence. Being a famous actor, he earns a healthy amount of money from his profession. Currently, he has a net worth of $17 million. So far, James has grabbed several awards in his career such as BAFTA Scotland Award twice for Filth and The Last King of Scotland. Moreover, the legendary Scottish actor has also won British Independent Film Award and Empire Award for Filth and Seattle Film Critics Award for Split.
James McAvoy: Rumors and Controversy
Once, James said that he ate 6,000 calories a day to look so heavy for his role in Split. Later, he clarified that it was all rumor and he was joking at that time. Besides this, he has never involved in any controversy to date.
James McAvoy: Body Measurements
James has a height of 5 ft 7 inches and his weight is unknown. Furthermore, he has an attractive pair of blue eyes and lights brown hair. Besides this, there is not any information regarding his other body measurements.
James McAvoy: Social Media Profile
James is not so active on social media. Although, he holds an Instagram account in which he has more than 1 million followers. However, he doesn’t use other social accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. Updated On Thu Oct 11 2018 Published On Thu Oct 11 2018 By Married Bio