Clare Danes has been partaking in some death-defying stunts during her trip to London - including throwing herself off a platform overlooking the River Thames.

The Hollywood actress, 25 - who is in the capital for the Sunday (29AUG04) night premiere of her latest film STAGE BEAUTY - performed a bungee jump by tying herself to an elastic band and jumping off the high-level stage.

Danes explains, "I'm supposed to just promote Stage Beauty but I love it here so much that I've had fun at every chance.

"I loved the London Eye and did a bungee jump at the Saatchi Gallery, which was probably crazy but I couldn't say no once I saw it."

24/08/2004 13:43