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I just see tons of people in my city who are so vastly intelligent, who because they have this ingrained humility, it gets in the way of them expressing themselves and showing how brilliant they are. What drama can do, especially with young people, is it can break through that. And it can give them the tools to walk into a room and express themselves and show them off to the best of their ability, whether they’re going to become actors or directors or whatever it is they’re going to become.


The first of our students to benefit from the James McAvoy Scholarships made this video to say “Thank you.”

Great Job James, you can be proud. That is awsome.

As most of you know, James personally funded the James McAvoy Drama Scholarships, to “enable young people to experience world-class drama training at the Junior Conservatoire of Drama and Short Courses” at his alma mater, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). The scholarships will be awarded annually “to young Scots aged 25 and under who would otherwise find cost the main barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at RCS.”

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You may read more about the scholarships on the RCS page dedicated to him -

The RCS has provided this “JustGiving” page for individuals wanting to donate to the scholarship in James’ honor and allows you to write a message when making your donation.

Whether anyone has been looking for a way to thank James for all the pleasure you’ve received from watching his films or theater performances; been inspired by his commitment to helping others and want to follow his example or belatedly celebrate his birthday, please consider this opportunity while helping the youth of today and actors of tomorrow.

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