Robert Downey Jr underwent gruelling ballet lessons as a child at the illustrious PERRY HOUSE school in Chelsea, London.

The actor-turned-rocker admits he attended the highbrow establishment when he was a 10-year-old, but he retains his rock 'n' roll persona by claiming he was always acting like "a moron" rather than perfecting his pirouettes.

He says, "I don't want to say I did anything correctly at Perry House because the truth is that I spent my whole time there with my nose in the corner, being a moron.

"But yes, part of the studies there required that boys and girls did ballet."

22/05/2005 14:36