Nicolas Cage is searching for a home in Britain. The Lord of War actor and his third wife, Alice, jetted into the UK on a private plane to view country estates in the quiet county of Somerset. Estate agent Cooper & Tanner showed the couple - who are expecting their first baby together - around houses near Glastonbury, where the UK's biggest music festival is held each year.

They revealed: "He was very polite. It was a pleasure helping him." The Hollywood star's main home is in Los Angeles, but he has previously said he would like to spend time in England.

After looking around some of the area's priciest homes, Cage added his name to a local petition to save an ancient oak, and signed autographs for thrilled fans.

One admirer told Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was exciting. I mean, it was just a normal day and then someone said there's a star in town and this limousine pulls up."