Julia Stiles hates London's pigeons - because they're all out to get her.

The actress has just wrapped an appearance in David Mamet's OLEANNA on the London stage and she admits she won't miss the city's birds when she heads back to her native America.

She says, "I've developed a neurotic fear of the pigeons here, which is weird because we have a lot of them in New York.

"The pigeons here are quite aggressive, and they fly really close to you. It's really neurotic. I will cower on the street when one comes near me."

20/07/2004 09:15