James McAvoy was born on 21 April 1979, in Glasgow, Scotland, and is an actor, best known for being part of films such as the “X-Men” franchise, and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. He’s also done voice work for films such as “Arthur Christmas” and “Gnomeo and Juliet”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is James McAvoy? As of mid-2016, authoritative sources inform us of a net worth that is at $17 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor, as he’s been involved in numerous films and television shows. He also does stage productions and gets involved in philanthropic work. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
James McAvoy Net Worth $17 million
James attended St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary, and during his time there considered becoming a priest. He worked at a local bakery while studying, and at the age of 15, got his acting debut in “The Near Room”. He wasn’t very interested in acting during this time, but was inspired to improve his craft because he liked co-star Alana Brady. He acted as part of PACE Youth Theatre, and eventually graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000. Afterwards, he made guest appearances in various television shows such as “Out in the Open” and “Privates on Parade”, and impressed with his performances, drawing a significant amount of attention, eventually leading to a part in “Band of Brothers” which was produced by Steven Spielberg. In 2002, he became part of the mini-series “White Teeth” which earned him critical acclaim. He continued to work in television roles, and appeared in “Bollywood Queen”, and “Wimbledon”. His net worth was rising.
After appearing in the first two seasons of “Shameless”, McAvoy was cast in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” as Mr. Tummus. The movie proved to be very successful, opening in the number one spot in the UK. This led to many more opportunities for him, and he became part of the Academy Award-winning “The Last King of Scotland”, being named the Best Actor of the year at the BAFTA Awards because for his performance, and the movie itself would rack up numerous awards. In 2008, he was cast in “Becoming Jane”, and “Penelope” which starred Reese Witherspoon. Then he was a part of “Atonement” which starred Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan, which would propel him to more success, and was considered one of the best films showcased during the year, being nominated for seven Academy Awards.
In 2008, McAvoy appeared in several major films, including “Wanted” alongside Angelina Jolie, portraying a man who learns he is an heir to a group of assassins; the film would go on and become a success earning $341 million worldwide, significantly boosting his net worth. He then appeared in “The Last Station”, and would do stage work on “Three Days of Rain”. In 2010, he became part of “X-Men: First Class” and would then voice Gnomeo for “Gnomeo and Juliet”. He would continue to reprise his role of Professor X in the next two “X-Men” films.
For his personal life, it is known that James married Anne-Marie Duff in 2006 but they announced their decision to divorce in May 2016; they have a son. James other interest is that he loves football.
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