Actor James McAvoy was born on January 1, 1979, in Glasgow, Scotland. James trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and first appeared in 1995 in the film "The Near Room." He also has starred in the television mini-series "The Band of Brothers" and the Sci-Fi Channel's "Children of Dune." He is most known for his role of faun Mr. Tumnus in the movie "The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe." James is a highly skilled boxer, fencer and rugby player and is also a fire-eater. Onscreen for nearly a decade at the time he was cast in director Kevin McDonald's The Last King of Scotland, Glasgow-born actor James McAvoy seemed to many an overnight sensation. The fact is, however, that the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama alumnus already formed the foundation of an enduring career at the time he was charged with holding his own opposite the formidable -- and eventually, Oscar-winning -- Forest Whitaker.