Colin Farrell wishes the rumours he romanced Angelina Jolie on the set of Alexander were true because they shared a "connection".

The Irish lothario starred opposite Jolie, who is now pregnant with Brad Pitt's baby, in director Oliver Stone's movie and was amazed at how beautiful she was.

Farrell says, "Nothing happened between me and Angelina - unfortunately.

"Oh God, she's just dreamy! She's such a professional, and we really hit it off. She has this crazy side, which I love. I just feel lucky to have worked with her - I'm sure many men would have wanted to be in my shoes.

"She's amazing and I love her dearly. We became close friends and, I know it sounds cheesy, but when I met her she seemed very familiar. It felt like I had met her already. There just seemed to be a connection there."