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Actor James McAvoy's father and half-brother face drug charges

The father and half brother of Scottish actor James McAvoy have appeared in court charged with dealing drugs.

James McAvoy snr, 55, and Donald McAvoy, 24, are charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine at their flat in Drumchapel, Glasgow.

Both men were arrested at the flat in Kinfauns Drive on 5 December.

They made no plea or declaration during a private appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court and were granted bail pending a future court appearance.

Actor James McAvoy jnr, 34, originally from Drumchapel, has had no contact with his father since childhood and has never met his half brother.

'Done so well'

In a previous interview James snr said: "It has been hard on me not being in his life, but I'm just glad that he seems happy.

"I hope one day he'll get in touch. I was amazed he'd done so well."

James snr said he thinks after splitting from McAvoy's mother he thought his son had hopes that his parents would sort things out but he moved in with his new partner Mary McKinnon - Donald's mother.

He added: "He started refusing to see me because he didn't like Mary. In the end I took a step back rather than upset him."

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