Friends beauty Jennifer Aniston has doubled her movie fee since leaving the hit sitcom - and plans to become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.

Aniston - who is married to superstar BRAD PITT - used to command $5 million (GBP2.7 million) per film, but since the Manhattan sextet waved goodbye to fans, she is now asking for $10 million ($5.5 million)-a-movie.

Although her early cinematic efforts such as PICTURE PERFECT and THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION were coolly received, recent endeavours The Good Girl, Bruce Almighty and Along Came Polly have impressed critics and film bosses alike.

Aniston's next project is a sequel to movie classic The Graduate, in which she discovers the infamous MRS ROBINSON was her grandmother.

18/02/2004 13:36