Elizabeth Hurley insists her movie production company SIMIAN FILMS will stay in business, despite its offices currently doubling as a fashion house.

Austin Powers beauty Hurley and ex-lover Hugh Grant launched Simian Films in 1994 and the company, which has experienced financial problems, has only released two films since, Extreme Measures and MICKEY BLUE EYES.

Hurley admits some of Simian's employees now help out her burgeoning fashion design business.

She says, "The girls downstairs, who only ever worked on movies, are now tagging (clothes) labels.

"I'm certainly not going to produce another film in the next two years, but I think Simian Films will stay afloat."

15/04/2005 13:49