OSCAR-winning actor Jeremy Irons is such a huge fan of film-maker SIR Ridley Scott he was prepared to take any part in new historical epic KINGDOM OF HEAVEN so he could work with him.

The British star's forwardness paid off when he was offered the part of TIBERIUS - and his high expectations were more than met by his acclaimed compatriot.

The 56-year-old says, "I went to Ridley and said, 'Ill do anything in this film.'

"I play a very small role but I loved being part of it. Knowing Ridley and the wonderful mix he has between heart, intellect and spectacle, my expectations were high."

28/04/2005 03:08