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Monday 28 July 2014

Marsan: Filth up with Trainspotting

Eddie Marsan had nothing but praise for Filth

Eddie Marsan has said he thinks Filth is "up there with Trainspotting".

The Happy Go Lucky actor stars with James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Jamie Bell and Shirley Henderson in Jon S Baird's big screen adaptation of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh's book about a junkie policeman trying to survive the festive season.

Eddie said: "It's a very, very good film. I saw it in LA and I was blown away about it. I think it's a fantastic film and Jon Baird the director... I think it's up there with Trainspotting. It's that good. Really, I think it's as good as Trainspotting."

Danny Boyle's 1996 adaptation of Welsh's novel Trainspotting starring Ewan McGregor was nominated for three Baftas and has become a cult classic.

Eddie added of Filth: "I play Bladesy, who I think is the only Englishman, so I'm bullied from pillar to post."

The 45-year-old actor starred with Bafta-winning actress Olivia Colman in Tyrannosaur in 2011.

He said of Broadchurch star Olivia's ever-growing success: "It's not unexpected. I first worked with Olivia about eight years ago and I knew then.

"As an actor you know who good actors are. Acting is an ethical thing, it's a character thing. You have to be very disciplined and very generous and Olivia was. It doesn't surprise me at all."

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