British director Sam Mendes has hinted he may quit Hollywood to look after his two kids with Kate Winslet when they start school.

The American Beauty movie-maker loves spending time with his children - Joe and MIA - while Winslet is away shooting a movie, but he confesses that life on the road is difficult when they are both working.

He says, "Once (my kids) hit school age, it will get tricky. There's no way I'm going to put my kids through years of being gypsies. It's not fair."