James McAvoy Celebrity Life and Background Check

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James McAvoy Celebrity Life

James McAvoy, born on 21st April 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland is a Scottish actor. Some of his most popular movies include Children of Dune, Filth, Atonement The Last Station, Atonement, Jane Austen, Victor Frankenstein, The Last King of Scotland, Split, Glass, and Professor X's role in the X-Men series.

James McAvoy was born in the city of Glasgow in Scotland in 1979 to Elizabeth Johnstone, a nurse from the psychiatric hospital and builder James McAvoy Sr. When the boy was seven years old, his parents divorced.

 Elizabeth suffered from poor health and subsequently decided that it would be better for James to live with his grandparents Mary and James Johnstones, the butchers, who lived in a terraced municipal house in Drumchapel. Sometimes Elizabeth lived with them.

James has a sister, Joy (vocalist in the Scottish band Streetside) and a younger half-brother, Donald. After the divorce, James did not communicate with his father, although in 2006, when he gained fame, James Sr. said in an interview with Sunday Mirror that he would like to establish contact with him, but did not know how to do it.

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Professional Career

All his youth, attending the Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Jordanhill, James wanted to become a priest, but a Scottish character led him into the ranks of the United Kingdom Naval Forces. However, the fate of the young man was to become an actor.

David Hayman once went into class in which James was a student and told a couple of funny filming stories. James became very interested and he immediately asked the famous director to give him a role.

This is when he got his first role in the movie The Near Room. And the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama honed the actor’s skills, where James entered with surprising ease, despite the huge competition.

Among McEvoy's most significant roles is the faun Mr. Tumnus in the first part of The Chronicles of Narnia, the young Summer Atreides II in the mini-series Children of the Dunes, Wesley Gibson in the action movie Wanted, Rory O'Shea in the drama Inside I’m Dancing.

In addition, he starred in the film Atonement. In 2009, he was seen in the movie The Last Resurrection - about the last days of Leo Tolstoy’s life, and in 2011 he played the role of Professor Charles Xavier in the first part of the new trilogy X-Men: First Class.

In 2013, McAvoy starred in the scandalous film adaptation of Irwin Welch ’s novel Filth as the crazy corrupt Scottish detective Bruce Robertson.

The role was very different from McAvoy’s usual role, with most critics praising his acting, and some of them even considered Robertson’s image to be the best in his career.

The estimated net worth of the actor is estimated to be $17 million.

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James has been nominated thrice for Laurence Olivier Award nominee and Golden Globe film awards. He is the winner of the Evening Theater Standart Awards, BAFTA Scotland, BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival and others.

  • 2006 - BAFTA. Nomination Winner: Rising Star 
  • 2007 - Cannes Film Festival. winner: of Chopard Trophy
  • 2008 - Golden Globe. Nominated for Best Actor (Drama) for " Atonement "
  • 2013 - British Independent Film Award, Winner: Best British independent film actor for "Filth"
  • 2017 - MTV Movie Awards. Nomination "Best Actor" for "Split "
Personal life

James spent six years with classmate Emma Nelson. After parting with her, he became addicted to alcohol and in his career came a creative crisis.

On the set of the series Shameless, he met with the actress Anne-Marie Duff, who was older than him by 9 years old. In 2006, they got married and on June 16, 2010, the couple was blessed with a son, Brandan. In May 2016, the couple divorced.

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