James McAvoy: biography
James McAvoy was born in the Scottish capital Glasgow. His father, James McAvoy, Sr. was a builder and her mother Elizabeth Johnston - nurse. James has a younger sister Joy, which became the singer and leader of the Scottish women's group «Streetside».
When James was 7 years old, my father and mother decided to leave. The daughter stayed with Elizabeth and James took on the education of grandparents on the maternal side. Father, he never saw.
James went to Catholic school for boys "Jordanhill" some time dreamed of becoming a priest, and later thought about a career in the Navy of the United Kingdom. But in 16 years, the young man met with David Heymanom sufficiently well-known actor and budding director. He tells the boy amusing about different cases, with film sets, and invites him to participate in the filming of his new film "The neighboring room." Later James and receive professional education, when in 2000 went to study at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
In his youth, James McAvoy very long time met with Emma Nelson, with whom he went to school. Young people even lived in a civil marriage for about 6 years. After Emma was gone, the actor began a strong depression, had problems with alcohol and in his career has come a creative crisis.
But on the set of the series "Shameless," he met with the actress Anne-Marie Duff. They met about 2 years, and in 2006 officially registered their relationship. In 2010, Anne-Marie, which is older than her husband of 9 years old, gave birth to a son, Brendan.