British actor Ray Winstone was so enchanted by his King Arthur co-star Keira Knightley's beauty, he would have jumped at the chance to date her as a young man.

The film stalwart - best known for his hardman roles in gritty UK movies like QUADROPHENIA, SCUM and SEXY BEAST - admits he found the 19-year-old actress hard to resist on the set of the historical epic.

And Winstone, 47, insists it was only his advancing years that prevented him from making a move on her.

He says, "She's an absolute sort, a good lot. Gorgeous and talented. She'd have to watch out if I was a young bloke."

16/07/2004 17:13