He says, "I've given up cameos in remakes. I could do that for the rest of my life. They are remaking everything. I did a cameo in Get Carter, and I don't want to do that again.
"I think this Alfie will be very interesting because it's being rewritten by an American woman in 2003 and the original was about a British womaniser in the 1960s.
"The casting of Susan Sarandon puts a whole other thing on it. It sounds more and more fascinating to me.
"I've given Jude a few tips about talking direct to camera, like I did in the original, and I think he'll do a great job."25/08/2003 10:41