Happy birthday, James McAvoy!

I’ve been a bit lax with my birthday greetings this month so happy belated birthdays to some more of my favourite actresses and actors: Robert Downey Jr, Hugo Weaving, Paul Rudd, Russell Crowe, Claire Danes, Seth Rogen, Emma Thompson, Sean Bean and James Franco.

Now, back to today’s birthday boy.

Today – 21st April – is the 32nd birthday of Scotsman James Andrew McAvoy.

Courtesy of IMDb, McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland. In 2000, McAvoy graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

After making a name for himself on British television screens – namely State of Play and Shameless – he made the transition to feature films. In 2004 he took the lead role in Inside I’m Dancing followed in 2005 by his turn as Mr Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

2006 and 2007 were very successful years for McAvoy for two very different films.

Released in 2006, McAvoy starred as Dr Nicholas Garrigan in The Last King of Scotland. For his performance he was nominated for a clutch of awards and won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor and the Rising Star Award from BAFTA.

Released in 2007, McAvoy was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the European Film Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Irish Film Award for Best International Actor for his turn as Robbie Turner in Atonement.

He will next be seen in The Conspirator and X-Men: First Class.

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