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Marsan: Filth up with Trainspotting

Published 06/07/2013 | 02:22

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Eddie Marsan had nothing but praise for Filth

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

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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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