English actor Bob Hoskins conducts a simple test to help him decide what film to star in - he brings the scripts to the bathroom.

The MONA LISA star, who picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Independent Film Awards in London last night (30NOV04), turns to the senses in his backside to determine his acting choices.

Hoskins explains, "I take it to the loo.

"If I've suddenly got a cold bum, I think, 'hello, this must be a good script'. So it gets the cold bum test - that's the only way."

01/12/2004 17:12