My Left Foot director Jim Sheridan was given a shock on the set of his new movie IN AMERICA - when his pre-teen star gave him an etiquette lesson.

The Irish helmer was filming the new flick, called EAST OF HARLEM for the British market, with star Samantha Morton and young sibling actresses SARAH and Emma Bolger, when he slipped up with some foul language.

The IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER creator laughs, "On set I said, 'Oh f***.' Sarah came up to me and said, 'Jim, can I have a word?'

"She took three steps away and said, 'Jim, it's okay to curse in front of me, I'm ten, but my sister's only six. I'll have to ask you to stop.'"

19/08/2003 13:31