Hollywood actress Joan Allen has vowed never to accept another theatre role - because she finds stage work boring and monotonous.

The 48-year-old FACE/OFF star - who celebrates her 49th birthday tomorrow (20AUG05) - became a regular star on New York's Broadway during the 1980s, but refuses to contemplate another gruelling schedule treading the boards.

She says, "I'm just not as interested in doing the same thing every night.

"I used to love it, but it just doesn't interest me the way it used to."