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Creator: James McAvoy

"Where it gets difficult is when you get two or three jobs back to back where you're playing leads and doing 13, 14 hours a day, six days a week, and you suddenly think, hang on a minute, how can you have a life like this? Do I work to live or live to work? How can I work properly with no life to inform the work?"

James McAvoy (April 21, 1979-) is a Scottish actor known for a variety of well-received roles and memorable characters. He jump-started his career as Steve from Shameless and went on to star in Band of Brothers, which first brought him to the attention of Hollywood.

From being once solely known as "that guy who played Mr. Tumnus," McAvoy has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in Academy Award-nominated Atonement as Robbie Turner and The Last King of Scotland as Dr. Nicholas Garrigan, as well as box office hits Wanted as Wesley Gibson, and, more recently, X-Men: First Class plus its sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past as the young Charles Xavier.

McAvoy describes himself as "not ugly, but not your classic lead man, Brad Pitt guy." His fans beg to disagree.

He is known for his strikingly blue eyes, red lips and crying in pretty much every movie he's ever been in.

He is married to fellow Shameless actress Anne Marie Duff, has a son and currently resides in London.

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alternative title(s): James Mc Avoy
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