Nicolas Cage has returned to work following his arrest in the early hours of Saturday morning (16.04.11).

The Oscar-winning actor - who was detained for domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and public intoxication after allegedly pushing wife Alice Kim - was said to be "extremely professional" when he arrived on the set of 'Medallion' in New Orleans today (18.04.11), and is "ready" to get back to his job.

A set insider told "He is always extremely professional. He is never late, no tantrums.

"He is a dedicated actor when he is at work and I don't think people would hire him so much if he wasn't. He's in fine shape and ready to work."

The source added Nicolas was "very excited" about working on some big stunts for the movie - which tells the story of a former thief who is searching for his missing daughter - in the coming week.

The 47-year-old star was "screaming" in the street following the incident, which was caused when he became confused as to which house he was renting in the French Quarter of the city.

Local barman Peter Bennett - who lives near the properties - said: "Apparently he had mistaken the house of my neighbours for the other house up the block that he is actually renting. His wife was trying to persuade him from disturbing the elderly couple who do in fact live in that house.

"He was running around and screaming in the street."