James McAvoy recently crashed a Porsche 911 on set.

James McAvoy

James McAvoy

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.

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 James 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."

James 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."