Brad Pitt has hired a helicopter from a budget UK store.

The Hollywood actor chartered the mode of transport belonging to supermarket chain Iceland - who use it to fly food around - because he was "sick" of the London Rush Hour traffic while travelling to various parts of the UK to shoot his latest movie 'World War Z'.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Brad was sick of wasting time in the London rush hour traffic, so he chartered a helicopter to take him to Billericay for filming. It just so happens the one he's using belongs to Iceland.

"It's caused a lot of laughter on set - everyone assumed he'd fly in on Richard Branson's."

Brad and partner Angelina recently chartered one of the entrepreneur's Virgin trains to take them and their children - Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox - from London to Scottish city Glasgow, which is being transformed into a makeshift Philadelphia for the zombie apocalypse movie.

The couple are currently based in Richmond, south west London, where they took their children to see 'The Smurfs 3D' movie in the town's Odeon cinema earlier this month, following on from recent trips to the venue to see 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'.