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McAvoy’s Seven Year Grudge

McAvoy’s Seven Year Grudge


JAMES McAVOY is holding a seven-year grudge on a former landlady – who ripped him off by stealing his deposit.

The Wanted actor, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, was renting a London flat with friends in 2001 – but, after moving out, the owner kept his $1,200 (#600) deposit, claiming he had trashed the home.

And McAvoy has never forgotten the greedy landlady.

He recalls, “I moved to London when I got the part on (TV series) Band Of Brothers.

“I had been kipping (sleeping) on people’s floors because the show paid nicely – but it didn’t pay hugely. Finally some friends from Glasgow showed up, and we decided to rent this house together.

“But it was an absolute dive – a horrible place. The landlady was a right demon. After we moved out, she kept the deposit, saying we damaged the floor in the bathroom – but it was damaged when we got there.

“I’ve got a lot of hate for her. I can’t believe she kept our money.”


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