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I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns, 64, stars in his first sex scene in 23 Walks

I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns, 64, stars in his first sex scene with Gavin And Stacey’s Alison Steadman, 74, in 23 Walks and admits he ‘never thought’ he’d do one

I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns has filmed his first sex scene at the age of 64, which he ‘never thought’ he’d do onscreen.

The actor is set to play opposite Gavin And Stacey’s Alison Steadman, 73, in the rom-com 23 Walks, and he detailed how he felt about their intimate scenes with The Mirror on Saturday.

Speaking to the publication, he explained: ‘I never thought I’d be doing that. It’s all right if you’re a kid and you want to get your kit off and you can get straight in.

Unexpected: I, Daniel Blake’s Dave Johns, 64, stars in his first sex scene with Alison Steadman, 74, in 23 Walks and admitted on Saturday he ‘never thought’ he’d do one

‘In the film it’s nice to see the relationship and love of these two people. They meet in an ideal situation – lots of lonely people walk their dogs and strike up conversations in the park, and this just asks what would happen if that develops.

‘The love scenes are touching and tender, and true to life.’

The film follows Dave’s eponymous character, who meets Alison’s Fern while walking his dog, and the pair find love as they get to know each other during their walks with their pet pooches. 

Candid: The film follows the pair's characters find love in later life, and Dave claimed: 'It's all right if you're a kid and you want to get your kit off and you can get straight in'

Candid: The film follows the pair’s characters find love in later life, and Dave claimed: ‘It’s all right if you’re a kid and you want to get your kit off and you can get straight in’

Dave made his name in Ken Loach’s drama I, Daniel Blake, which told of the injustices of the benefits system through the eyes of its lead character.

The role earned him critical acclaim as well as a BIFA for Best Actor in 2016, while the film itself won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

A stand-up comedian, Dave had previously only made small-screen appearances prior to his award-winning performance. 

In July, Olivier Award-winning Alison revealed she would no longer act in the theatre due to her struggle with stage fright. 

The Gavin And Stacey star candidly admitted she is planning to close the curtains on her stage career due to her difficulties with nerves. 

Speaking to Radio Times, she said: ‘I’ve got a bit of stage fright now. I don’t think I’m going to be doing theatre again. Initially, it made me very sad but now I think, “OK, accept it. You can do telly. You can do radio”.’

Way back when: In July, Olivier Award-winning Alison revealed she would no longer act in the theatre due to her struggle with stage fright (pictured in Alan Bennett's play Enjoy)

Way back when: In July, Olivier Award-winning Alison revealed she would no longer act in the theatre due to her struggle with stage fright (pictured in Alan Bennett’s play Enjoy)

Alison, famed for her roles in Gavin And Stacey, Abigail’s Party and Nuts In May, has also enjoyed a dazzling career on-stage and won an Olivier Award for The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice at the National Theatre in 1993.

Speaking to the magazine, she confessed to struggling with her affliction and had henceforth vowed not to take to the stage again.  

Alison admitted: ‘I’m at my happiest when I’m in the studio with all the actors’.

Honest: The Gavin And Stacey star candidly admitted she is planning to close the curtains on her stage career due to her difficulties with nerves (pictured in February 2020)

Honest: The Gavin And Stacey star candidly admitted she is planning to close the curtains on her stage career due to her difficulties with nerves (pictured in February 2020) 

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