Jude Law modelled his performance in Alfie on soccer star DAVID BECKHAM - whom he considers a "dandy".

The British actor drew inspiration from the REAL MADRID superstar, who has a keen interest in fashion that has led to him experimenting with items as varied as a sarong and even nail varnish.

Law explains, "I had to find the Alfie in me. I think Alfie is absolutely a dandy of today and I think David Beckham is a perfect example.

"He is, he's a dandy. He can afford to be and he enjoys what he wears."

25/10/2004 09:21