Russell Brand's mother reportedly wants him to move back to Britain.

The 36-year-old comedian - who filed for divorce from Katy Perry after just 14 months of marriage in November - relocated to the US several years ago to pursue a film career.

But with the threat of criminal charges hanging over his head for allegedly throwing a paparazzo's iPhone through an office window, mum Barbara is said to feel he would be better off back in his home country.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Getting arrested for apparently throwing a photographer's iPhone is the latest in a line of erratic behaviour.

''Russ hasn't been himself for a couple of weeks now.''

However, it looks as though the 'Arthur' star - who had been in the process of applying to become a naturalised American citizen during his marriage to Katy - is determined to stay in Los Angeles after he was spotted house hunting in Hollywood yesterday (20.03.12).

But according to the Daily Mail newspaper, his immigration status could be damaged if he is now found guilty of criminal damage with regards to the iPhone allegations.