Welsh actor Rhys Ifans quickly learned how to treat women after a disastrous early attempt at dating.

The NOTTING HILL star developed an early eye for the ladies, but his efforts to become a juvenile lothario infuriated the relatives of his female conquests.

He says, "When I was about 12 I went out with this girl and finished with her after a week.

"Then her brother, who was older than me, threatened to kick my head in unless I bought her something.

"All I could get her was some soap on a rope for a quid and it was a boxing glove. A boxing glove soap on a rope."

09/11/2004 13:29