Actor David Schwimmer was left red-faced at an exclusive London members' club last week (ends15JUL05) when he dismissed the nightspot's owner as a tiresome fan.

The former FRIENDS star is in the English capital for his West End run of SOME GIRL(S), and was joking with a group of female friends at gay Soho club The Shadow Lounge, when JEREMY GORDENO, chief executive of Soho Clubs and Bars, asked Schwimmer to move up so he could sit with his wife.

Schwimmer misunderstood the request and assumed Gordeno was an autograph-hunter, so he flatly replied, "I'm not working tonight. I'm just out for a drink."

The man countered, "I'm not working either, but I own the club."

17/07/2005 02:34