OSCAR winner Tom Hanks in reportedly in talks to star in the British TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's fictional sleuth MISS MARPLE.

Hanks will be spending this summer (05) filming The Da Vinci Code in England and has been invited to star alongside veteran actress Geraldine McEwan in an episode of the popular ITV1 drama series, according to British newspaper The Sun.

A ITV1 insider says, "Tom was excited when he heard Miss Marple was filming on a nearby sound stage.

"We have approached him for a guest role and he is considering it."

Friends and MASH actor Elliott Gould has already signed to star in an episode of the second series of Miss Marple, which hits British TV screens later this year (05).

08/06/2005 13:36