British film-maker Guy Ritchie and his wife Madonna were booed at the London premiere of his new movie Revolver last night (20SEP05) - because they refused to sign autographs for expectant fans.

Jason Statham, the movie's lead actor, spent almost an hour signing autographs and posing for photographs in the British capital's Leicester Square, but Ritchie and Madonna paid little attention to the 2,000-strong crowd.

The RAY OF LIGHT singer suffered a multitude of serious injuries - including a broken little finger, five cracked ribs and a double fracture to her shoulder blade - in a horse-riding accident at her English country estate last month (AUG05).

And she was glad to step back from the limelight for her husband's big night: "This is fun for me. I get to dress up and show up."

Revolver has been slated by movie critics in the run-up to its release.