Actor Christian Slater is to appear on cult British comedy TV show SHOOTING STARS - having befriended the show's two hosts while filming in Plymouth, England.

In new flick WINSTON CHURCHILL: THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS, Slater stars in the title role, while TV funnymen Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are cast as bumbling footmen at Buckingham Palace.

The film surrounds a Los Angeles director who comes to the UK to make a biopic about the former British Prime Minister but is disappointed to learn that Churchill was an unglamorous, chubby man with no hair - so he casts Slater in the role to boost the movie's sex appeal.

Christian's appearance on the TV show will be shot when the film is completed and aired in Britain in time for Christmas (03).

08/05/2003 17:08