The stars of US TV series NIP/TUCK have been paid massive bonuses before shooting for the third series gets underway.

McMahon, who has expressed his interest in taking over from Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, and Walsh have both received bonuses believed to be worth $300,000 (GBP158,000) from TV network FX and their WARNER BROS TELEVISION producers.

Joely Richardson has also received an undisclosed lump sum of money. She will be joined in the upcoming series by fellow British actress Rhona Mitra who will play a tough-talking policewoman.

13/06/2005 17:27