James McAvoy young
April 21, 1979
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
67 kg | 148 pounds
41 in | 104 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 84 cm
James McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, United Kingdom, on April 21, 1979, is an Scottish actor. Young James McAvoy began his acting career in the thriller drama film The Near Room (1995) in role as Kevin Savage, at the age of fifteen. McAvoy's breakthrough performance came as Robbie Turner in romantic war drama movie Atonement (2007) with Keira Knightley, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
He won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as Bruce Robertson in crime comedy drama film Filth (2013).
He portrayed Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series: X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and Dark Phoenix (2019).
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) fantasy adventure in role as faun Mr. Tumnus
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) drama with Jessica Chastain and William Hurt
The Last King of Scotland (2006) historical drama with Forest Whitaker
Becoming Jane (2007) biographical romantic drama with Anne Hathaway
Penelope (2006) fantasy romantic comedy with Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon
Welcome to the Punch (2013) action thriller with Mark Strong
Wanted (2008) action thriller opposite Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Chris Pratt
The Conspirator (2010) mystery historical drama directed by Robert Redford
Trance (2013) psychological thriller directed by Danny Boyle
Victor Frankenstein (2015) science fantasy horror with Daniel Radcliffe
Split (2016) psychological horror thriller in role as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde
Atomic Blonde (2017) action thriller spy with Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella
Submergence (2017) romantic thriller opposite Alicia Vikander
He played Leto II Atreides in three-part science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003).
He played Josh Malfen in British four-part television drama miniseries White Teeth (2002)
Close friends with Michael Fassbender.
Fan of Celtic Football Club.
He is allergic to horses.
James received three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor.
He voiced Gnomeo in films Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) and Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
He married English actress Anne-Marie Duff on October 18, 2006, they have a son.
For me, Charles Xavier is a monk. He's like a selfless, egoless almost sexless force for the betterment of humanity and mortality.
Basically, every character I've ever played, I've based entirely on internal conflict. And I love doing that, because I think it's very human.
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.
Shakespeare's stories are still very strong. He structured fantastic stories about things that were fundamental to the human being and psyche.
I did 'Narnia' because it was a good opportunity and all that, but really? I wanted to play Mr. Tumnus because he's my favourite children's character. That was awesome.
I play football once or twice a week. I eat pretty healthy. I'm in fairly good shape most of the time.
The funny thing is, I've never really hurt myself in an action movie. I've done 'Wanted,' 'X-Men,' 'Welcome To The Punch,' even 'Trance' to a certain extent has little bits of action and stuff, but I've never really hurt myself at all - not even like a sprained ankle.