Former James Bond movie-maker Lee Tamahori was arraigned in Los Angeles yesterday (02FEB06) after allegedly soliciting an undercover cop, while dressed as a woman.

The Die Another Day director, 55, was arrested in Hollywood last month (JAN06), after he approached an undercover police officer who was in his car, entered the vehicle and offered to perform a sex act for money, according to entertainment news site TMZ.com.

Tamahori was arrested, booked and charged with prostitution and unlawfully loitering with the intent to commit prostitution.

The director is being represented in court by Michael Jackson's former defence lawyer MARK GERAGOS.