Movie heart-throb George Clooney is desperately trying to romance SOPHIE DAHL - despite the gorgeous model's commitment to new love DAN BAKER.
SOLARIS star George, 42, is in Italy relaxing at his new 18th Century villa in LAKE COMO.
A source says, "George is totally smitten with Sophie. He has known her for some time and has always had a soft spot for her.
"But he really went to town when she turned up this time."
George's efforts include sending flowers to Sophie's hotel, charming her over a meal organised by 67-year-old Ursula, and inviting her to enjoy the views over Lake Como from his pad.
But 23-year-old Sophie has been dating Dan for six months and it is rumoured the couple are thinking of setting up home together in Los Angeles.08/06/2003 14:12