Is a class 4 fencer
Trained at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
McAvoy and Jessica Brooks were the first actors to tackle the complex roles Leto II & his twin sister Ghanima Atreides, the strange prescient "Children of Dune" (2003) (mini) based on Frank Herbert's novel of the same name. Although Leto and Ghanima were only nine years old in the novel, their ages were bumped up about seven years making them about sixteen for the Sci-Fi Channel's miniseries in March 2003.
Is a talented gymnast/acrobat
His sister is Joy McAvoy, a singer in the Scottish girl group Streetside
Is a highly skilled boxer, fencer and rugby player and is also a fire eater.
Parents divorced when he was seven.
As a child, he wanted to become a missionary.
Shares a birthday with Luis Guzmán.
After his parents divorced, McAvoy and his sister moved in with their maternal grandmother.
Grew up in Glasgow. Moved to London at 20.
Before he went into acting, he wanted to join the Navy.
While filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Georgie Henley never saw McAvoy in his Mr. Tumnus costume before filming their scenes together. Henley's scared reaction upon seeing McAvoy is genuine surprise.
Former roommate of Jesse Spencer when they were both living in London.