LATEST: Hollywood couple Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes have offended their neighbours by stepping up security measures at their British mansion.

Cotswold residents have already accused the TITANIC star and the OSCAR-winning American Beauty director of ruining community life and failing to integrate with others, and are now furious the couple plan to erect reinforced gates, walls and fences around their luxurious home.

But Mendes' spokeswoman SARAH KEENE insists, "They want to replace existing walls to the same height. They are certainly not trying to turn their home into some kind of celebrity fortress with high walls and high-security gates."

17/08/2004 09:00