MATRIX RELOADED star Laurence Fishburne accidentally set himself alight at a cast party for the film in London on Monday night (18MAY03).

The 41-year-old actor was dining at trendy London restaurant NOBU with other stars of the movie and had moved on to the adjoining MET BAR to continue the party when the accident occurred.

A source says, "He stood up to say goodbye to friends when his shirt caught fire on one of the candles.

"Fortunately it was swiftly put out."

22/05/2003 13:59