James McAvoy recently crashed a Porsche 911 on set.

The 37-year-old actor was shooting The Coldest City with Charlize Theron when a stunt went wrong and he ended up damaging the luxury car.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "I crashed a Porsche 911 recently on set. I was meant to be doing a stunt where I fishtail into the middle of the road, open the door and then charge into the street to save Charlize Theron, who has been in another crash.

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"It was an old Eighties Porsche 911 and we were doing handbrake turns, and eventually, on the seventh or eighth time, the brake just didn't work so I kept ploughing ahead towards all the cameramen, who looked slightly terrified.

"I just to yanked the wheel as hard as I could and hit the foot brake and managed to slide away from them, but still ended up in a wall. It was very exciting."

And it's not the first time he has had an accident in a motor vehicle, with McAvoy explaining: "Other than that there was Top Gear, when I managed to break the front axle, but that was off the camera. And I've come off my motorbike a few times."

McAvoy also revealed his most memorable experience in a car involved Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

He said: "Getting a lift by The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, in a big old Land Rover, and having a really deep, meaningful, emotional, semi-tearful conversation with him was pretty amazing."

- Bang! Showbiz