James McAvoy

1979 - Today

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James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and appeared mostly on television until 2003, when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the thriller State of Play, science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune and the channel 4s BAFTA award winning series Shameless (British TV series) He has performed in several West End productions and has received four nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, and has also done voice work for animated films including Gnomeo & Juliet, its sequel Sherlock Gnomes, and Arthur Christmas.In 2003, McAvoy appeared in a lead role in Bollywood Queen, then in another lead role as Rory in Inside I'm Dancing in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James McAvoy has received more than 20,299,316 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). James McAvoy is the 1,491st most popular actor (down from 1,406th in 2019), the 1,553rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,555th in 2019) and the 221st most popular Actor.

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  • 55.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James McAvoy ranks 1,491 out of 9,996Before him are Zhou Xuan, Vahide Perçin, Lina Cavalieri, Rip Torn, Peter Cullen, and Peter Lawford. After him are Maggie Cheung, Alla Nazimova, Edward Herrmann, Patricia Arquette, Arthur Kennedy, and Bill Duke.

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Among people born in 1979, James McAvoy ranks 15Before him are Rosamund Pike, Anders Behring Breivik, Jason Momoa, Gong Yoo, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Nicolas Anelka. After him are Diego Milito, Noomi Rapace, Júlio César, Evangeline Lilly, Travis Fimmel, and Michael Owen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James McAvoy ranks 1,553 out of 7,765Before him are Maggie Reilly (1956), Sarah Miles (1941), James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (1531), Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1473), Glenda Jackson (1936), and Peter Lawford (1923). After him are Karen Armstrong (1944), Ronnie O'Sullivan (1975), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Ally McCoist (1962), Bertram Ramsay (1883), and George Shaw (1751).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, James McAvoy ranks 221Before him are Ben Cross (1947), Channing Tatum (1980), Jack Hawkins (1910), Julia Ormond (1965), Sarah Miles (1941), and Peter Lawford (1923). After him are Sam Worthington (1976), James Fox (1939), Hannah Chaplin (1865), Sean Harris (1966), Penelope Wilton (1946), and Trevor Howard (1913).

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