• 2013
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jon S. Baird
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots
  • UK release: 4 October 2013

Adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel about a bigoted junkie cop who battles his way in an attempt to win back his wife and daughter.

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Interview: Iain de Caestecker, star of Filth and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

23 Jan 2014

The Scottish actor also featured in Not Another Happy Ending in 2013

To say Scottish actor Iain De Caestecker had a good 2013 is a bit of an understatement. 'You don't notice it as much when you're in amongst it but like anything you do I try to make myself aware that there are tens of thousands of people that are just…

The Film Formula: Filth

30 Sep 2013

We discover the different elements behind the James McAvoy-starring crime movie

When it comes to movies about bad cops – and James McAvoy's Bruce Robertson, the protagonist in Filth, is as bad as they come – it's hard not to mention the bobbies who were so bad, they named the film(s) after them. Harvey Keitel's coke-snorting…


18 Sep 20134 stars

James McAvoy delivers a ferocious performance in the best Irvine Welsh adap since Trainspotting

Imagine Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant with a Scottish swagger and a blistering sense of sarcasm and you just about have the measure of Filth. Easily the best film adaptation of an Irvine Welsh novel since Trainspotting, it features a terrific central…

Interview: Freya Mavor, star of Skins and Sunshine on Leith

16 Sep 2013

The TV and film actress talks lucky lobsters, kitten cafes and The Brave Little Toaster

First record you ever bought. The single of 'Come on Baby Light my Fire' by The Doors. Last extravagant purchase you made. Bought a ticket to go to Dimensions Festival in Croatia. So worth it. First film you saw that really moved you When I was a little…

Interview: James McAvoy, Jon S Baird and Eddie Marsan talk Filth

16 Sep 2013

McAvoy: 'It just felt like, “f***ing hell, this film’s gonna kill me!”’'

Talk about author support. When Irvine Welsh signed over the movie rights to his 1998 book Filth to director Jon S Baird, the Leith-born novelist vowed to get a tattoo in honour of their collaboration. ‘He said, “I’ll get the tattoo done if you get the…

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