James McAvoy: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actor
  • Real Name: James Andrew McAvoy
  • Sign : Bull
  • Date of birth: Saturday, April 21, 1979 (age: 41 years old)
  • Country : England

James McAvoy was born on April 21, 1979 in Glasgow. After a difficult childhood spent in a communal home alongside his grandparents, he considered becoming a priest. He later confided that he wanted to join the priesthood so that he could leave his native region. He reoriented himself towards acting and graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000. The young man went through a series of castings and landed several small roles on television and in the cinema. In 2003, his role in Les Enfants de Dune earned him the attention of the general public. In 2004, his performance in the mini-series Jeux de pouvoir was acclaimed and the actor was cast in Stephen Fry’s first film, Bright Young Things. The following year, he appeared in the first part of The World of Narnia. After appearing in The Last King of Scotland in 2006, he was acclaimed for his performance in the film Reviens-Moi. In 2011, he becomes Professor X in the X-Men saga.

On the private side, the actor shared his life with actress Emma Nielsen until 2003. In 2004, he met Anne-Marie Duff during the shooting of the series Shameless. The love at first sight is immediate and the couple convokes in 2006. The couple gives birth to a little boy, Brendan, in 2010. But in May 2016, the couple announces its divorce.