Actor Tom Selleck loved sporting a shaved head while he filmed TV movie IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY - because he could go unrecognised when out in public.

The former MAGNUM PI star cut of his hair and trademark moustache to play former US President DWIGHT D EISENHOWER in his days as an army general, and was ecstatic with the anonymity his new look gave him.

He says, "I stayed at an out-of-the-way hotel until I realised, as I walked around Auckland, New Zealand, where we filmed, that nobody knew who I was.

"So I switched to the biggest tourist hotel and had a great old time being this bald guy in the corner."

13/09/2004 03:03