Actor Richard E Grant is dismissive of age gap taboos when it comes to romance - because he barely notices he is eight years younger than his wife JOAN.

The Withnail And I actor, 48, insists his dialect coach spouse has no reason to feel insecure, however he has to compete with Orlando Bloom for her attentions.

He says, "I don't think about the age difference.

"I have to listen to her telling me how gorgeous Orlando Bloom is after she's voice-coached him."