Ageing film director Michael Winner encourages people to assume he's gay - so his roving eye can wander without interruption. The Death Wish moviemaker, 72, has been dogged by questions regarding his sexuality despite being linked with a string of beauties. However, instead of being angered by the rumours, the renowned ladies man embraces them - with very good reason. He explains, "You see, If I was sleeping with someone's wife I would try and deflect suspicion by letting people think it was well known that I was gay."