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SHAMELESS JAMES BEDS SCREEN LOVER - The Mirror - February 15, 2004

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RISING Scots television star James McAvoy has begun an amazing real-life romance with his on-screen co-star. McAvoy, 23, is dating Anne-Marie Duff, the actress who plays steamy love scenes with him in the hit Channel 4 show Shameless.
Last night his ex-lover and girlfriend for six years was "devastated" at the news.

Toyboy McAvoy and Duff, who at 33 is nine years older than him, fell for each other while filming the racy new Tuesday night series. She plays a 20-year-old in the show, which is a loves-and-lives portrait of a raucous Manchester family. Among the pair's scenes is a romp where they make love on the kitchen floor - and the furniture shakes.

Anne-Marie this week confirmed the pair are an item, but they had made a pact not to talk about it. She said : Yes, it's true, can you see how much I'm blushing? And she added : Your heart, it's a very fragile muscle. You have to take care of it.

The news comes as a bitter blow to pretty 21-year-old Emma Neilson (stage name: Emma King) who began dating James when she was 16. Four months ago, he left her inconsolable when he dumped her. Last night a close friend of Emma told the Irish Sunday Mirror: She won't speak to him and is still really upset - raging about the whole thing.

She was absolutely distraught and she's going to be devastated to hear that he has found someone else so quickly. It's a blow she could do without. She's just in the final stages of her course at the London College of Speech and Drama. They were together for a long time. It was James who ended things and she feels she's never had a proper explanation. His career has really taken off and and it doesn't help her that he is never off the television screen.

Posters of him are even plastered all over the London underground which makes it difficult for her to move on. James, 24, from Drumchapel in Glasgow, said recently of his love scenes with Anne-Marie : It was terrifying. I've never done a sex scene before. In the end I was a bit shocked about how realistic it looks. I've never had that violent and kind of clumsy sex so it's quite funny to see myself do that. It was a relief - we just giggled and tried to make them look as convincing as possible.

Despite the embarrassment, James said his on-screen relationship with Anne-Marie was the best he'd ever had with a fellow actor. And now the chemistry has translated into real-life romance. James said: Nudity isn't a problem for me, but that was probably the best on-screen relationship I have ever had with someone. I'd love to work with Anne-Marie again. She is just unbelievable. James split with Emma in october after six years together. At that time, he said : I really can’t talk about this now – it’s too close. This is really a hard time for me’.

Shortly after, he was voted ahead of Prince William and and Glasgow singer Darius in a poll of most-fancied single men. Shameless is the latest high-profile role for James, fast becoming one of the best-recognised faces in British acting. He was a big hit last year in BBC1 thriller State of Play in which he played a a news reporter.

Last month the Sunday Mirror revealed how James's 46-year-old dad - also James - prayed that his son would speak to him again after after 12 years of non-contact. James fell out with his dad after he and his mum split when he was seven.

He was brought up by his grandparents, who lived nearby; but even when the pair passed each other near their homes in Drumchapel, they didn't speak. James snr told the Sunday Mirror how he blamed himself for the fall-out: When I used to see him in the street before he moved to London he would just ignore me.

As a father, that is difficult to cope with – but I blame myself for what has happened, not James. Everything he has achieved in his life he has done through his own hard work. Before he went to drama school he worked in the bakery at Sainsbury's. Last night James was unavailable for comment.

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