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Personal life

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. 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.


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. McAvoy got his first big international break playing the role of Leto Atreides II in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries Children of Dune (adapted from Frank Herbert’s novels) which aired in 2003. 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. In 2005, he played Ben in the Royal Court Theatre's production Breathing Corpses,as well as the role of Mr. Tumnus, the Faun in Disney and Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He also starred in Wimbledon as Carl Colt and as Macbeth in Shakespeare Retold.

In 2006, he starred alongside Forest Whitaker in an adaptation of Giles Foden’s novel The Last King of Scotland based on the (factual) events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s regime as seen by his (fictional) personal physician during the 1970s. He took the lead, Brian Jackson, in Starter for Ten (the adaptation of the David Nicholls novel of the same name). McAvoy won the new Mary Selway/Orange Rising Star Award at the 2006 BAFTA Awards.

McAvoy has roles in two films for 2007 - Becoming Jane and Atonement. He recently finished work on the film adaptation of Wanted. He is rumoured to be appearing in the movie Frost Flowers, Channel 4 mini series The Devil's Whore. In 2008 he will work on the movie Three Way Split for directors Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger. Although it has been reported that he will be playing the role of Montgomery Scott in the new movie version of Star Trek, this has been repeatedly denied by McAvoy and his publicist.

Theatre work

The Tempest, Brunton Theatre - Ferdinand

Romeo and Juliet, The Courtyard Hereford (1999) - Romeo

West Side Story, The Courtyard Hereford (1999) - Riff

Beauty and the Beast, Adam Smith Theatre (1999-2000, pantomime) - Bobby

Romeo and Juliet (2000) - Romeo

The Reel of the Hanged Man, Traverse Theatre (2000) - Gerald

Lovers, Royal Lyceum Theatre - Joe

Out In The Open, Hampstead Theatre (2001) - Iggy

Privates On Parade, Donmar Warehouse (2001-2002) - Pt Steven Flowers

Breathing Corpses, Royal Court Theatre (2005) - Ben

Selected Filmography

Band of Brothers (2001, TV miniseries) as James W. Miller

White Teeth (2002, TV movie) - Josh

Children of Dune (2003, TV miniseries) - Leto Atreides II

Bright Young Things (2003) - Simon Balcairn

State of Play (2003, TV) - Dan Foster

Early Doors (2004, TV) - Liam

Bollywood Queen (2004) - Jay

Wimbledon (2004) - Carl Colt

Inside I'm Dancing aka Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004) - Rory O'Shea

Shameless (2004-2005, TV) - Steve McBride

Macbeth (2005, TV movie) - Joe Macbeth

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) - Mr. Tumnus, the Faun

The Last King of Scotland (2006) - Dr Nicholas Garrigan

Starter for Ten (2006) - Brian Jackson

Becoming Jane (2007) - Tom Lefroy

Penelope (2007) - Max

Atonement (2007) - Robbie Turner

Wanted (2008) - Wesley Gibson

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Now this is a boy I really love :wub: Seems like one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.

It's such a shame he doesn't have more gorgeous photoshoots :( I wish photographers liked him half as much as I do! It's way too difficult to find awesome photos of him.

(I was going to post more, but all the ones I have are already in the thread! Omgosh)

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