LATEST: THE WEST WING STAR MARTIN SHEEN has been guaranteed a place at an Irish university after he expressed his wish to study there.

Despite his hugely successful Hollywood career, Sheen - who plays fictional US President JOSIAH 'JED' BARTLET in The West Wing - regrets that he never attained a full education when he was younger.

And the National University of Galway were moved by his desire to quit Hollywood for his education, so have offered him a place at the prestigious establishment.

A spokeswoman for the University says, "Obviously he would be most welcome.

"We have the Huston School Of Film And Digital Media here, of which Anjelica Huston is a patron,"

"It was named after John Huston. That would be a Hollywood connection. If he is aware of that, I don't know."

30/03/2005 13:49