Actor John Hurt has made a drunken spectacle of himself again - this time at London's Empire Film Awards on Wednesday night (04FEB04).

The 64-year-old was in the news yesterday (05FEB04) when it was revealed he had been ejected from a lapdancing bar after being drunk and offensive - and gave another alcohol fuelled performance at the awards bash at the DORCHESTER HOTEL.

Hurt presented a Career Achievement Award to his ALIEN co-star SIGOURNEY WEAVER, but struggled to read from the autocue as he introduced her.

One guest told Britain's DAILY MAIL newspaper, "It was absolutely excruciating. You didn't know whether to feel sorry for him or just tell him to get on with it."

Hurt then admitted to reporters from the DAILY MIRROR he likes to dress up in women's clothing.

He said, "Every man wants to be a woman, and ones who deny it are lying.

"I'd love to be a woman. You have beautiful clothes - all soft blouses and pretty skirts. I like dressing up."

Slurring his words, he then went on to proposition the journalists, referring to their lapdance story.

He asked, "Do you girls offer yourselves, do you, do you? You're a naughty one. What are we going to do with you? I bet you've got really big nipples. Show me."

06/02/2004 02:26