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Also Known As: James Andrew Mcavoy Died:
Born: April 21, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor, baker

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Hailed in 2006 by director Kevin Macdonald as the world's "best British actor under 30 without question," Glasgow native James McAvoy's talent for playing flawed yet sympathetic characters made him an actor to watch for the new millennium. Officially kicking off his screen career at age 16 in the 1995 thriller, "The Near Room," it would be another eight years before McAvoy landed his big break in the 2003 Sci-Fi Channel original miniseries, "Children of Dune." After a handful of well-received television roles, McAvoy's feature career took off in 2005, starting with a major role in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" (2005), followed closely with a truly impressive turn as an ethically ambiguous physician in the critical hit, "The Last King of Scotland" (2006).

Hailed in 2006 by director Kevin Macdonald as the world's "best British actor under 30 without question," Glasgow native James McAvoy's talent for playing flawed yet sympathetic characters made him an actor to watch for the new millennium. Officially kicking off his screen career at age 16 in the 1995 thriller, "The Near Room," it would be another eight years before McAvoy landed his big break in the 2003 Sci-Fi Channel original miniseries, "Children of Dune." After a handful of well-received television roles, McAvoy's feature career took off in 2005, starting with a major role in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" (2005), followed closely with a truly impressive turn as an ethically ambiguous physician in the critical hit, "The Last King of Scotland" (2006).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Frankenstein (2015)
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 Filth (2014)
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 Trance (2013)
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 Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
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1995:
Made acting debut as Kevin Savage in David Hayman's "The Near Room"
1997:
Cast as Anthony Balfour in Gillies MacKinnon's "Regeneration"
2001:
Landed small part in HBO's WWII miniseries "Band Of Brothers"
2003:
Cast in PBS miniseries "White Teeth"
2003:
Cast as Leto Atreides II in Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Children of Dune"
2004:
Played Paul Bettany's brother in romantic comedy "Wimbledon"
2004:
Played an Irish teenager who has muscular dystrophy in "Rory O'Shea Was Here"
2004:
Cast in Stephen Fry's directorial debut "Bright Young Things"
2004:
Starred as Steve McBride in Paul Abbott written drama series "Shameless" (Channel 4)
2005:
Received widespread recognition for playing Mr. Tumnus in feature adaptation of C.S. Lewis fantasy novel "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
2006:
Played a fictional adviser and personal physician to former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker) in "The Last King of Scotland"
2007:
Starred in film adaptation of David Nicholls' novel "Starter for Ten"
2007:
Co-starred with Keira Knightley in "Atonement," based on Ian McEwan's novel
2008:
Featured opposite Christina Ricci in "Penelope"; produced by Reese Witherspoon, who also co-starred
2008:
Co-starred as an assassin opposite Angelina Jolie in comic book adaptation "Wanted"
2009:
Starred in "The Last Station," based on 1990 novel by Jay Parini about the final year of Leo Tolstoy's life; also co-starred his wife Anne-Marie Duff
2011:
Portrayed an idealistic young lawyer in "The Conspirator," a historical drama film directed by Robert Redford
2011:
Portrayed Dr. Charles Xavier in "X-Men" film series prequel "X-Men: First Class"
2011:
Voiced title character in animated feature "Arthur Christmas" and star-crossed lover Gnomeo in "Gnomeo & Juliet"
2013:
Co-starred in action-drama "Welcome to the Punch"
2013:
Cast in lead role in Danny Boyle drama-thriller "Trance"
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Education

St. Thomas Aquinas: -
Pace Youth Theatre: -
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama: -

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