British comic Lee Evans turned his back on Hollywood because he found working in Tinseltown a "nightmare".

The funnyman shot to international fame in the 1990s with roles in big budget films such as There's Something About Mary, MouseHunt and The Fifth Element, but he walked away from his blossoming Hollywood career as he hated spending so much time away from his family in Britain.

Evans has now revealed he still receives scripts for big Hollywood films, but insists he will not be tempted back to Los Angeles.

He tells the London Evening Standard newspaper, "I will never go back to Hollywood. It was like a nightmare. I enjoyed it at the time, but I wanted to be back with my family - I love them! They keep asking me to do a film, but you just spend six months in a remote place living in a caravan (trailer)."