Sexy Alyssa Milano owes late British thespian SIR John Gielgud a debt of thanks after he helped her cope with dyslexia.

The actress joins a growing list of movie stars, including Tom Cruise, ROSIE O'DONNELL and Keira Knightley, who have struggled with learning problems.

But all that changed when Gielgud gave her a tip that would boost her confidence on the set of THE CANTERVILLE GHOST.

Milano recalls, "When I asked him how he memorised his monologues, he said, 'I write them down.' I use that method to this day.

"It not only familiarises me with the words, it makes them my own."

25/08/2003 10:41