BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM star Parminder Nagra is winning rave reviews in America for her debut in hit TV show ER.

The British beauty caught the eye of casting directors following the success of the soccer film earlier this year (03), landing a role as NEELA RASGOTRA, a medical student born in India and educated in London and Chicago.

With her first episode on the series airing in America tonight (25SEP03), critics have given the actress their seal of approval.

Josh Friedman of the LOS ANGELES TIMES refers to Nagra as having "a touch of that certain AUDREY HEPBURN something", while BRIAN LOWRY of Hollywood trade publication DAILY VARIETY notes the actress is "a terrific and extremely natural addition".

25/09/2003 21:30