British movie star Rufus Sewell is heading for the sun after renting the Hollywood home once owned by Rock Hudson.

The A KNIGHT'S TALE star, his partner AMY and their son BILLY will pay $4,800 (GBP3,200)-a-month for the Sunset Strip home, which was built in 1949 and features canyon views and a Zen garden.

According to broadsheet the LOS ANGELES TIMES, the family plan to spend six-months-a-year in Los Angeles because they think it is child friendly.

The Sewells put their North London home on the market for $1.4 million (GBP930,0000) in December (02).