Ewan Mcgregor has stepped up to defend fellow Scottish actor James Mcavoy over criticisms theatre bosses are "dumbing down" by hiring him to star in a new London production of Macbeth.
The comments have riled MCGregor, who has now spoken out in defence of MCAvoy and called the criticisms "ridiculous".
In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "Hardtalk moaning about celebs in theatre. Using James McAvoy as an (example). Ridiculous. Don't they know he's a brilliant actor. Come on Bbc!"
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