OSCAR winner Adrien Brody quashed reports he is dating new co-star KEIRA KNIGHTLY - by attending the Academy Awards with on/off lover MICHELLE DUPONT.

THE PIANIST star was alleged to have got close to the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL beauty on the set of upcoming thriller THE JACKET.

But according to onlookers at last month's (29FEB04) glitzy event, Brody rarely let Dupont out of his sight and spent all night holding her hand.

12/03/2004 19:15