NOTTING HILL star Rhys Ifans was deeply moved to receive a letter from the late Peter Cook's last wife - praising his portrayal of the comedian.

LIN COOK sent Ifans a letter of thanks for helping her understand what her husband was like before she met him with his performance in NOT ONLY BUT ALWAYS.

And Ifans says, "To have that letter meant a billion Oscars, it meant everything.

"It's the most beautiful piece of fan mail I've ever received."

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