British actress Parminder Nagra is finding life on the set of American medical drama ER hard work - but is grateful the long hours distract her from thinking about her ex-boyfriend.

The 28-year-old star recently relocated to Hollywood from London to star in the hit TV show, shortly after her three-year relationship with Irishman KIERAN CREGGAN ended.

Nagra, who found fame in soccer movie Bend It Like Beckham, says, "We drifted apart, but we're still friends. Anyway, I'm finding that with ER there's hardly any time to even think about a relationship, let alone have one.

"It's a great series, but it involves really long hours. You have to commit yourself."

03/02/2004 10:43