British screen veteran Malcolm McDowell almost lost everything when his cocaine problem spiralled out of control.

The A CLOCKWORK ORANGE star, 61, has revealed for the first time the details of his drug hell, and admits he would go to any lengths to feed his addiction - even secretly inviting a dealer onto the set of 1982 movie CAT PEOPLE.

He says, "Cocaine was a problem and got out of hand fast. I went from snorting it to smoking it, doing as much as I could.

"I'd drive around looking for more, completely stoned. How I avoided an accident I'll never know."

01/05/2005 14:43