British star Gary Oldman is facing a massive tax bill in his adopted home of America, after court papers were filed in Los Angeles claiming he owes $288,000 (GBP160,000).

The LEON actor has been based in the US since finding success in Hollywood in the early nineties, but court papers claim Oldman has only paid $297 (GBP165) in tax towards his bill.

The documents also states attempts to call Oldman have proved unsuccessful, so they are now going to actively try and recover the debt, a fifth of which is due to interest accrued.

21/05/2004 01:55