James McAvoy

JAMES MCAVOY Age / height: 28 / 5' 7" Brawn factor: One barbell Resumé: A staple of British TV, starring in such series as "Shameless" and "State of Play" before capturing Hollywood's attention playing the faun Mr. Tumnus in "The Chronicles of Narnia." Career went into overdrive when he held his own opposite Forest Whitaker's Oscar-winning portrayal of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland." McAvoy has already picked up the British equivalent of an Oscar for best supporting actor and rising star. Spiritual forefather: Michael Caine The scoop: A Glasgow native with a thick brogue, McAvoy has got acting chops and a kicky insouciance but hasn't been tested in the box office arena yet. In the comic book adaptation "Wanted," he plays opposite Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman as a young man enlisted into a secret organization of assassins.
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