Every year, the Oscars ceremony brings together Hollywood’s biggest stars to celebrate their achievements over the previous 12 months. James McAvoy can certainly attest to that, as he presented one of the awards at the 2019 show. However, the actor’s evening took an interesting turn when he found a Sharpie pen on the floor.
Born in April 1979, McAvoy grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, alongside his parents James and Elizabeth. That all changed a few years later, though, as the future star moved in with his grandparents, as a result of his mom and dad’s divorce. Away from that, he had some intriguing aspirations during his youth.
Indeed, McAvoy considered taking on the role of a missionary, but his plans changed after an interesting day at school. He started to think about a potential career in acting after meeting Scottish performer David Hayman at that point. Off the back of that encounter, Hayman would make the teenager an enticing offer.