He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room and made mostly television appearances until , when his feature film career began. His notable television work includes the thriller State of Play  and the science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. This was followed by a supporting role, as the faun Mr. He later appeared as a newly trained assassin in the action thriller Wanted Night Shyamalan 's Split , for which he received critical acclaim,   and later reprised the role for the sequel Glass After graduating in , he moved to London.
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James McAvoy's difficult Filth sex scenes
James McAvoy admits he found it difficult filming some sex scenes for his new movie 'Filth'. Baird's big screen adaptation of Irvine Welsh 's twisted novel of the same name, and while he wasn't fazed by his misogynistic, drug-taking character's scheming behaviour, some of the riskier scenes proved a challenge. Speaking at the London premiere of 'Filth' in Leicester Square last night Except there was a scene where I had to pretend to force a year-old girl to do something sexual The actress wasn't 15, she was 21, but that was really, really horrible. The year-old actor underwent a complete make-under to portray the unhealthy middle-aged policeman as he descends into madness - a challenge he relished as he is always drawn to dark characters. Quizzed about what draws him to disturbing roles, McAvoy said: ''The opportunity to make people look at a side of themselves that they wouldn't normally examine and cast some light on it and entertain them by making them do that.
The year-old actress has done her fair share of stripping and acting out racy bedroom scenes during her career, but she has admitted the "best" X-rated moment was when she joined her co-star James McAvoy - who portrayed her character Cecilia Tallis' lover Robbie Turner in the drama classic - for intimate scenes on top of a bookshelf. Speaking to Vulture, she said: "The best sex scene I've done on-screen is the one in 'Atonement', on the bookshelf. Keira - who was tasked with performing lesbian sex scenes in her recent film 'Colette' and also gets intimate in her latest period drama 'The Aftermath' - said that it was the director Joe Wright who made her 'Atonement' sex scene feel "comfortable" and not at all "exposed", through his precise choreography.
Unlikely sex symbol: He's short, puny and strangely pale, yet James McAvoy is one of Hollywood's hottest rising stars. And here's another depressing fact. McAvoy, who seemed equally hunky and imposing in Atonement, is also disappointingly short in the flesh.