DAME Helen Mirren fell for co-star Robert Redford during the making of their latest film.

The British actress, 59, has a lot of "admiration" for the Hollywood actor after playing his wife in upcoming psychological thriller THE CLEARING.

Mirren says, "I never had a crush on any movie star, with the mild exception of Mel Gibson in his Mad Max days - those blue eyes were pretty amazing.

"But Bob sort of brings his Robert Redfordness to the screen. I have a lot of admiration for him and what he has achieved.

"Last year (03) I was made a Dame and if Bob were British he would be Lord Robert Redford without a doubt."

09/09/2004 13:38