James McAvoy life and biography

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James McAvoy biography

Date of birth : 1979-04-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Port Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality : Scottish
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-30
Credited as : Actor, X-Men: First Class, Wanted

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James McAvoy is a Scottish stage and screen actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the early 2000s. His notable television work includes State of Play and Shameless. Besides screen acting, McAvoy has appeared on stage with Three Days of Rain in 2009 and done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo and Juliet (2011).

Starting in 2003, McAvoy began to build his film resume with Bollywood Queen. That film was followed with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), a commercial hit. His performance in Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland achieved him not only critical praise, but the Scottish BAFTA Award for Best Actor and a nomination for the BAFTA Awards. 2007's critically acclaimed Atonement marked the breakthrough in McAvoy's career. It also earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and his second BAFTA nomination. Another big point in the actor's career was starring in Wanted (2008). Since then, he is notable for playing Professor X in X-Men: First Class.


2004 : Inside I'm Dancing; Shameless
2005 : The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2006 : The Last King of Scotland
2007 : Penelope; Atonement
2008 : Wanted Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
2009 : The Last Station
2011 : Gnomeo and Juliet; The Conspirator; X-Men: First Class, Arthur Christmas

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