British actor Jason Statham has begged his stunning ex-girlfriend KELLY BROOK to rekindle their romance - in a phone conversation with her father.

The LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS made the call to KEN PARSONS after his SMALLVILLE actress daughter was photographed acting intimately with TITANIC actor Billy Zane in St Tropez, south of France.

Statham told Parsons, "I love her so much and want to sort things out with her. I want to marry her one day. She is everything to me."

Statham paid several visits to Brook's family home in Rochester, Kent, England, during his five-year relationship with the former television presenter. He forged a close relationship with Parsons, who describes him as a "smashing bloke", and they often converse over the phone.

Parsons says, "The pictures and stories about Kelly have obviously been tough for him. He loves her and still wants to be with her. I really hope they stay together. No one likes to see a young couple split up and I wouldn't want that to happen to them."

Statham made the call to Parsons from America where he is filming a sequel to The Transporter.

22/08/2004 21:21