Hollywood star Kevin Spacey worried security staff at a London hotel recently when they mistook him for a burglar.

The American Beauty actor, 44, was staying in a five-star hotel in the English capital when guards were tipped off there was an intruder on the roof and rushed to investigate.

Fearing Spacey's suite may be in the process of being ransacked, security rushed to his room and after knocking to no avail, let themselves in.

Bouncers were shocked when they discovered the OSCAR-winner had climbed out of a window and was crouching on a tiny balcony outside.

One hotel employee says, "He said he was taking in the view of the capital. He was smoking a roll-up."

04/02/2004 17:31