Chris Martin should be a comedy star.

The Coldplay singer - who is married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow - has been urged by 'Goldfinger' rockers Ash to widen his career and seek acting roles after impressing them with his appearance in rheir unreleased horror movie 'Slashed'.

Ash singer Tim Wheeler said: "He was the best thing in it. He's a really, really good actor. He could be really strong in comedy."

Ash's 2001 movie also starred Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl, 'Play' hitmaker Moby and actor James Nesbitt, with Chris appearing as Sherbert Bones, an FBI investigator hired to track down a supernatural serial killer alongside fellow agent Datsun Ford, played by his bandmate, guitarist Jonny Buckland.

Although the film has remained unreleased, Tim hasn't ruled out airing the movie in future.

He added: "We're still talking about using that footage. A lot of people will want to see Chris Martin getting axed to death."