SIR Ben Kingsley has fallen for his gardener - because the strapping Cotswold lad fascinates him with the Latin names for all the plants on his Oxfordshire, England estate.
The SEXY BEAST star says, "I have a gardener called DARREN... and he's the most delightful man.
"He's a young gardener who knows the Latin name of every single plant that's growing in my garden. He doesn't say lettuce; he had a Latin name for lettuce."
The actor thinks his gardener has what it takes to become a hunk, like green-fingered DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Jesse Metcalfe.
He adds, "He's fair, sort of a DH LAWRENCE, LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER type... He's a good Cotswold boy... You have to hang on every Latin word."