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Ewan McGregor filming stopped due to death threat

29 December 2010

Filming was halted on Ewan McGregor's new film after they discovered his stand in had penned a poetic death threat.

The Scottish actor was working on Tsunami drama The Impossible in Thailand. However, work on the film had to be temporarily shut down following the chilling discovery.

The unnamed man, whose job was to stand in for the actor in between shot set ups, was fired from the set after they found his poem, which described McGregor's death.

A line read, "Twisting the knife as I look into your eyes."

A member of the crew told The Sun, "We could not call Thai police because the man had only written poetry, and they would be unlikely to understand. Instead there was no confrontation.

"The extra was told that he would not be needed for a week and he would be called when it was time.

"He was not called. He looked a little wide-eyed and preoccupied. The producers decided that he was a serious risk."

The American man who lives in Thailand never met the actor on set, but had been allowed to use his trailer.

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