Cold Mountain director Anthony Minghella has rubbished reports of a romance between the film's stars Nicole Kidman and Jude Law.

The OSCAR-winning director has consistently scotched rumours that have dogged Law and Kidman since the ENEMY AT THE GATES star split from his wife Sadie Frost, and has once again denied a relationship between them.

Minghella told London radio station LBC 97.3, "The gossip is just that - it has no foundation in reality. The film's a love story and they were playing characters in love and so from that people extrapolate.

"When you see the movie you'll think they're completely in love because they looks and behave and act in this incredible way - the chemistry between them on screen will not do anything to disabuse the gossip."

09/07/2003 01:56