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    If British actor James McAvoy wins the best actor BAFTA for which he has been nominated, there are likely to be few guests gracing any after-awards party he throws at his home.


    For while other nominees, including George Clooney and Daniel Day-Lewis, may live the Hollywood-star lifestyle to the full, the 28-year-old Scot and his actress wife Anne-Marie Duff lead a more humble existence from a tiny, second-floor flat in Stroud Green, a far-from-fashionable area of North London. Scroll down for more...
    Not quite a Bentley: James McAvoy and his wife Anne-Marie Duff drive a much less showy Nissan Micra instead


    McAvoy, nominated for his portrayal of Scottish soldier Robbie Turner in Atonement, chooses to live there despite reportedly earning millions from his appearances in The Last King Of Scotland, The Chronicles Of Narnia and the forthcoming Wanted opposite Angelina Jolie.
    His wife, 37, who starred with him in the Channel 4 drama Shameless, bought the apartment before they married in 2006 for 178,000. Scroll down for more...
    Discreet digs: McAvoy's second floor flat in Stroud Green, North London, cost just 178,000


    Neither has McAvoy been squandering his money on fast cars.
    As our exclusive pictures show, he and his wife drive a ten-year-old Nissan Micra worth less than 1,000.
    A neighbour said: "I imagine they must be quite wealthy but you would never guess it."
    The couple shop in their local Budgens supermarket.
    Glasgow-raised McAvoy, who has been short-listed for a major acting award every year since 2004, has been reported as saying: "I'd rather be who I am and do what I do without seeking any attention. Scroll down for more...
    Humble: The Atonement star and Duff prefer the simple life


    "I'd prefer to have a nice meal with friends than stand around awkwardly at some glamorous party where no one actually knows anyone.
    "It's just not what I aspire to do."
    Rare red carpet moment: McAvoy and Atonement co-star Keira Knightley are BAFTA nominated



    The modest heart-throb: Atonement star James McAvoy's tiny flat and 1,000 Nissan Micra | the Daily Mail

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    Damn, he's married. *crosses another one off the list*
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    good for them,they're cute too.
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    LOVED him in Shameless. LOVED his wife in it as well. Think they are fab adn cool and just great.
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    He was in Shameless, damn, love that show.
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    Don't knock Stroud Green, Finsbury Park, North London. Its borders onto Crouch End and Muswell Hill which are affluent areas of North London. Naomie Harris lived there before she moved outer London. Its a vibrant cosmopolitan area.
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    Wow, he's not really on my radar, but for me this is a big plus. Acting is such a tenuous lifestyle, even when you're well known so investing what you can, when you can makes sense. Plus London's transport links are amazing! (maybe not if you live thee but we only get a bus going past 2 a day in summer.... )

    ^^ I didn't know that of Stroud Green but the other areas you mention are expensive!
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    Glad to hear someone's finally staying grounded after receiving sudden media exposure. He was great in Atonement. I'm rooting for him (along with Depp) this awards season.
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    Good for them. They sound sensible rather than showoffy.
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    Aw, they are a cute couple.
    And, kudos to the both of 'em for "keeping it real"!


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    The Nissan Micra is great on gas, highly manouverable and parks in the most ridiculously tiny spots. Not too warm in an Alberta winter though.

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    but don't forget we don't get much snow - mainly rain.....
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    Kiera K. looks like she is thinking of eating him in that picture. Ugh. Her mouth is just so gross.

    His wife is totally cute.
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