LATEST: The father of Chicken Run actress Julia Sawalha has dismissed reports she secretly married her British TV star lover Alan Davies over the New Year as "rubbish".

Actor NADIM SAWALHA says his 34-year-old daughter - who also plays SAFFRON in TV comedy ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - phoned him to say she hasn't walked down the aisle with the 37-year-old actor and comedian, who she co-starred with in BBC series JONATHON CREEK.

Nadim, 68, says, "It's rubbish. Julia phoned me at 9am and told me to ignore the reports. It's a big joke to them. I've had friends phoning me up all morning to ask if it is true."

05/01/2004 18:38