Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy

Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy
Megan Finn was diagnosed with a kidney tumour in 2007She had surgery and underwent six months of chemotherapyLast year she beat hundreds of other youngsters to appear in movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh novel Filth with Oscar-nominated James McAvoy

– but Megan won't be allowed to watch it for a few years.

The dark movie focuses on bipolar, bigoted, drug addict cop Bruce Robertson who manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his family.

McAvoy plays Bruce and Canadian actress Shauna Macdonald is starring as his wife Carole.

Mrs Finn, who is a beauty therapist, said: 'James and Shauna were lovely – the two of them gave Megan a wee parcel with a scarf, two tops and a necklace in it.

'The necklace says 'Forever' and Shauna explained to Megan that she picked it because she is forever on film now she's made her first movie. I thought it was so nice of them.'

Megan, who has two sisters, Alex, 10, and Jessica, 6, has also appeared in an advert for kids toy Princess Fuzz as well as a brochure for Stirling Castle.

The young actress is still getting plenty of acting practise as she goes to theatre school and attends another theatre and dance group.

Filth, directed by Jon S Baird, will hit the big screen later this year.