This guy is not your typical hero. He's not 6' 2" (yep, Natasha, I'm with you that is officially the perfect hero height ;)). He's not empirically handsome. He’s scruffy. He doesn't have features seemingly carved from marble.
James is Scottish. He is uber talented and finally being recognised and given roles to accommodate said talent. And he is, according to me, one of the sexiest men on the planet. And I'm not the only one. See here for more love on the net.
So what is it about James McAvoy that engenders my love? Ahhh, let me count the ways…
It’s all about the kissable lips. And the dark hair. The five o'clock shadow. And the accent. The blue blue eyes help. They pierce you through the screen.
But its what is behind the blue blue eyes that makes my heart go aflutter. This is a man not afraid of emotion. Not afraid to cry, to fear, to hope, or to love. He plays characters with a depth of feeling that few actors could ever hope to muster without digging deep down inside of themselves in search of real emotion. And that’s a hard thing to ask of any one. Though those who can do it, can really do it, are the better artists for it.
James McAvoy is an artist. And five feet and seven inches worth of hottie to boot.
You might know him as Mr Tumnus in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, from Band of Brothers, or as Steve in the utterly brilliant BBC TV series Shameless (which is where I discovered him). He was the love interest in the terribly sweet Jane Austen biopic Becoming Jane and the true lead in the Oscar winning The Last King of Scotland. Oh yeah and he co-stars opposite Keira Knightley in the recent movie Atonement.
And you will see him in the upcoming Wanted alongside Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. A man on the rise? To be sure…
In my research I discovered that a couple of years back he in fact married his Shameless co-star, the equally atypical Anne-Marie Duff which melted me little old heart. They were just heaven together on screen. She is nine years older than him. Big fat sigh coming from this end of the world.
More trivia? The James McAvoy website claims:
- He moved to London at the age of 20 and shared digs with Jesse Spencer who plays Dr Chase on the TV show House.
- His parents got divorced when he was seven. After his parents got divorced, he and his sister went to live with their grandparents and now his sister Joy is the lead singer in the Scottish girl group "Streetside"
- Before carving out his career in film, television and theatre, he used to work in a bakery for about two years and before he went into acting, he wanted to join the Navy
- James is a big fan of Celtic Glasgow
Am I swooning? Am I what?
Ally’s next book, FALLING FOR THE REBEL HEIR, is out in
To find out just how swoonworthy, pick up a copy from eHarlequin online now, or check your local bookstores next month!