James McAvoy Is A Hot Actor

December 8, 2007

Meet James McAvoy, an actor who is up and coming with roles opposite Keira Knightley and Angelina Jolie. See his biography and photos here.

James McAvoy has two much-hyped movies coming out with two of the most popular actresses in Hollywood: Keira Knightley and Angelina Jolie. Knightley is the highest paid actress in Britain, reportedly earning $8 million for “Pride and Prejudice”, and Angelina Jolie is the second highest paid actress overall.

James McAvoy Biography

As a biography, James McAvoy was born in Scotland on January 1, 1979, so his age is 28. The actor once considered becoming a priest after attending St. Thomas Aquinas secondary school in Glasgow. However, after appearing in the film “The Near Room”, McAvoy earned a spot in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Although he started acting on the small screen at 16, he got his big break in 2005 with “The Chronicles of Narnia” where he played Mr. Tumnus, the Faun who was half man, half four-legged creature. He followed that up with a role in “The Last King of Scotland”, the film that won Forest Whittaker the Oscar.

Now he looks to become a Hollywood force to be reckoned with. His film with Keira Knightley, “Atonement”, came out yesterday, December 7, and already it’s getting rave reviews. The film is being called “a fluid, sumptuous and thoroughly engaging drama.” After filming the period piece, Keira called James “the best kisser ever.”

His most anticipated film, mostly because it stars a gun-wielding Angelina Jolie, is “Wanted”. Based on the novel, the film follows McAvoy, who finds out that his dead father was an assassin. His father’s organization then trains him in the art of killing. This got the gossip mills turning, as some said Brad Pitt was jealous of the steamy scenes Jolie and McAvoy filmed together.

Despite these successes, McAvoy plans to take a break after awhile.

“It’s probably a good idea to chill out. Also, if you’re an actor, your job is to pretend to be a real person, to recreate reality. You’ve got to have a bit of a life from which to draw upon. If you don’t live in the real world because all you do is spend all day on film sets, you become such a weirdo. Film sets are a strange place, but an exciting place. I do love my work, I really enjoy going to work. But if you just spend all your time on film sets or even on stage, you can become a Michael Jackson figure, living in your own little universe.”

James McAvoy is married to British actress Anne-Marie Duff. They met on the set of “Shameless” and kept their romantic relationship under the radar until 2006 when James mentioned her in his acceptance speech for the Orange Rising Star Award, saying,

“I would like to thank Anne-Marie , because she taught me to respect life and it took my career to a whole new level.”

The two were married in a secret ceremony on October 18, 2006.

See photos from James’ upcoming movies and the “Wanted” trailer .

“Wanted” Trailer

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3 Responses to “James McAvoy Is A Hot Actor”

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    yamila Says:

    he’s is a good actor and this is important !!!! he’s HOTTT :) wanted was a really good movie! he was so sexy in this movie ! james is a really good actor!!! HOT,SEXY ..MHHH good luck for JAMES!!

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    james fan Says:

    James is just so hot!! and he is a good actor to

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    Louise Tata Says:

    Louise Says:May 14,2009 at 1:50 pm James such a believable actor its incredible!!! James is also soooo gorgeous!!!!! I watch his over and over again!!!