Scottish star Ewan McGregor was spotted doing some research for a new movie last week when he visited a BEATRIX POTTER art exhibition in London.

The Star Wars actor, who will star alongside Renee Zellweger in biopic MISS POTTER, visited the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London on recommendation from his co-star.

A member of staff says, "He dropped in on his own, wearing leather trousers.

"He said he didn't want any fuss made and was happy just to wonder round on his own for an hour or two."

McGregor was given his own souvenir on leaving the gallery - a PETER RABBIT notebook which read, 'You may go into the field or down the lane, but don't go into MR McGREGOR's garden.'