LORD OF THE RINGS star SIR Ian Holm fears he'll never see his daughters JESSICA and SARAH-JANE again - because they hate the fact he destroyed their family.

The girls were the product of the British lothario's first marriage to costume designer LYNNE SHAW, but Holm has since married another three times and sired three more children.

Now 72, and living in New York with his fourth wife SOPHIE, Holm admits his eldest daughters are bitter because their dad's wandering eye wrecked their early life.

He says, "I have received letters from my daughters Sarah-Jane and Jessica saying they never want to see me again."

Holm is revealing all about his many loves and losses in a new autobiography, ACTING MY LIFE.

19/08/2004 02:44