The star of "Atonement" - who has leaped from relative obscurity to leading-man status - is slight, pale and only 5-foot-7, but he transfixes with his cornflower blue eyes and then charms with a Glasgow brogue he rarely gets to use onscreen. Joe Wright, director of "Atonement," opening Dec.
McAvoy, 28, who first made his mark in the U. Tumnus, the Faun in 's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and attracted acclaim as a young doctor opposite Oscar winner Forest Whitaker in 's "The Last King of Scotland," is slightly stunned by a breakthrough that includes being featured on People magazine's "Sexiest Men" list and generating early Oscar buzz for "Atonement.
He's more about brains than brawn and admits it's "daunting" to play leading-man roles opposite first Knightley and then Angelina Jolie in his upcoming
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I think I'm a fairly decent-looking guy, but I'm not up there with that.
But Wright thinks he's just being modest. McAvoy says his versatility probably comes from being cast to play Englishmen by casting directors who didn't even realize he was Scottish. In fact, though he lives in London now with actress wife Anne-Marie Duff, he grew up James mcavoy sexy eyes Glasgow, living with his grandparents in a gritty housing project after his father left the family when McAvoy was 7.