1. He made his jouer la comédie debut when he was 15 in The Near Room (1995)
2. Before he went into acting, he wanted to rejoindre the Navy.
3. His dream role would be to play Celtic legend Jimmy Johnstone.
4. At one point, McAvoy did a "terrifying" base jump from the world's tallest hospital building in a bid to help raise money for a Ugandan children's charity Retrak, an organisation which assists children on the streets with contacting their families.
5. An overwhelmed McAvoy fainted during his first take of what would be the hardest scene for him to...