The star of hit Brit flick Bend It Like Beckham has landed a role in hit US TV drama ER.

Parminder Nagra famously rejected an arranged marriage to pursue a career in acting - and now with the backing of Gangs of New York producer HARVEY WEINSTEIN she could strike gold in the Hollywood hills.

Pretty Parminder, 27, who has just finished filming Ella Enchanted, says, "I want to break the glass ceiling. There's more to second-generation Asians than cultural conflict.

"I'm delighted. I've always loved the programme and will be going out to shoot the next series in August."

27/04/2003 14:50