Keira Knightley is celebrating her new found status as one of the hottest Hollywood properties by playing a steamy sex scene in her new movie - with a portly man 36 years her elder.

IRIS star Jim Broadbent, 54, has signed up to play the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL babe's husband in TULIP FEVER - and the pair will share a love scene in the historical drama.

Broadbent says, "I am very much looking forward to joining her on set next year."

However, Knightley, 18, will also have a love scene with the younger JUDE LAW, who plays a penniless artist who her character has an affair with after he paints her portrait.

08/08/2003 14:05