Sunday, March 30, 2014

James McAVoy: Empire Awards: Scots film star James McAvoy crowned Best Actor for role in Filth

Mar 30, 2014 20:53 By Brian McIver

SCOTS Star James McAvoy is the toast of the movie world after being crowned Best Actor at the Empire Awards.

The actor won for his part as corrupt Edinburgh copper Bruce Robertson in the hit Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth and immediately paid tribute to fans for the award.

He said: “You’re faced with a quandary when you’re nominated for an award- do you come up with a speech or not? I’ve opted not, but I love you all.

“Thanks very much and get on ye!”

McAvoy who was controversially snubbed at this year’s BAFTA awards, where he was not even nominated despite winning huge acclaim for his performance in the film directed by Jon S. Baird.

The 34-year-old Glasgow born actor’s win adds to the British Independent Film Award he won in December, and he last night thanked the Empire readers for the latest honour.


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