British actress DAME Helen Mirren felt "old and ugly" when she play OLIVIER MARTINEZ's lover in TV movie THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS STONE.

The GOSFORD PARK star and the boyfriend of pop babe Kylie Minogue co-starred in the 2003 film, where a naked Martinez lay beside a blushing Mirren.

Mirren says, "This guy is French with a sense of humour about himself and he's gorgeous, and we did this scene where he's lying naked and I'm sitting next to him talking, and I just felt old and ugly."

08/07/2004 14:02