Comic actor and director Stephen Fry has returned a compliment by British hunk Jude Law, declaring the actor to be his best screen kiss.

Fry co-starred alongside the Alfie heart-throb in 1997 movie WILDE, a biopic of homosexual playwright Oscar Wilde, and was delighted when Law rated his lip-locking skills.

Fry says, "That's extremely nice of him.... I washed my mouth out thoroughly, shaved properly and tried to create minimum discomfort.

"He's a really super guy, one of the nicest people you could meet."