LOLITA star Jeremy Irons has vowed to steer clear of life in Hollywood, comparing it to living over a shop.

The British actor, who lives in Ireland's 650-year-old KILCOE CASTLE in County Cork, admits the idea of dwelling in Tinseltown has never appealed to him, because he doesn't want a showbiz lifestyle.

He says, "I don't want to live over the shop, which is what Los Angeles is - the shop.

"I don't enjoy the razzle-dazzle of show business. My friends are horsemen, and here, I'm the master of the fox hunt."

22/08/2003 17:13