Last updated at 2:34 PM on 23rd December 2010
Terror: Ewan McGregor was the subject of a death threat from his stand-in on new film The Impossible
Shooting of The Impossible in Phang-na, Thailand, a film following a family caught up in the 2004 tsunami, ceased after a stand-in for McGregor was found in his trailer writing poetic death odes to the Hollywood heartthrob.
The poem, which described the actor's death, included the line: 'Twisting the knife as I look into your eyes.'
A member of local production crew Santa Films said: '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.'
However, the crewmember insisted the stand-in, an American man living in Thailand, was never on set at the same time as McGregor, although he had been allowed to use the actor's temporary trailer on the set.
The Santa Films employee added: 'I understand he later applied for a position on Scorpion King 3 which is filming in Thailand at the moment.
'I hope there is no further problem.'
McGregor stars alongside Naomi Watts in Impossible, directed Juan Antonio Bayona.
The pair play a couple called Henry and Marta, who on holiday with their three sons Tom, Simon and Thomas, and are enjoying time by the swimming pool when they are swept away by the tsunami.