James McAvoy is a 'huge energy ball'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 March 2015
James McAvoy

James McAvoy

James McAvoy was a "huge energy ball" while filming 'Filth' says the film's director James S. Baird

James McAvoy was a "huge energy ball" while filming 'Filth'.

According to the movie's director, John S. Baird, the 35-year-old actor was always in high spirits on the set of the comedy drama - which was released in 2013 - making him "incredible" to work with.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "James is full of life. He's a huge energy ball. He's actually currently starring in a theatre production called The Ruling Class. He's as good in that as he is in Filth.

"He's just incredible. A ball of momentum and energy and madness.

"I'd love to work with him again."

The Scottish director added the 'Atonement' star also liked to have a laugh off set and revealed he "clicked" with the Port Glasgow-born actor after getting to know him over a drink.

He explained: "We clicked, we clicked and we're very close. When you've got a few days off, you know, for turnaround and stuff you can get to know him a bit better. We never did it when we were actually shooting. It was always on days off or the weeks off, in between moving countries and stuff."


  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jon S. Baird
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots
  • UK release: 4 October 2013

Adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel about a bigoted junkie cop who battles his way in an attempt to win back his wife and daughter.

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