Hunky actor Clive Owen left director Mike Hodges furious when he managed to be late for the London premiere of their new movie I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD.

The Get Carter filmmaker was left incredulous when Owen missed the screening of the picture because he was called back to re-shoot scenes on big budget film King Arthur.

Hodges told reporters at London's SCREEN ON THE GREEN cinema, "A $100 million plus film shot over a year had to have a re-shoot on the day of Clive's premiere. Ours was made for GBP5 million and was shot in 28 days."

However, Owen - who Hodges directed in sleeper hit CROUPIER - did manage to attend the after-show party.

28/04/2004 13:38