Date: 11th December 2000
ROBERT DE NIRO is set to live it up after buying a $4.8 million (£3.2 million) penthouse apartment in London's exclusive Canary Riverside.
The TAXI DRIVER megastar is buying the deeds to the posh pad from English boxing champ LENNOX LEWIS, after having made estate agents "an offer they couldn't refuse". A maintenance man at the dwelling says, "One of De Niro's agents was here last week (ends08DEC00) and signed on his behalf. "His penthouse is massive and has fantastic views over the whole area."
The flat will prove to be a suitable base from which to produce his latest film in March (01) - the NICK HORNBY adaption, ABOUT A BOY, starring HUGH GRANT. (KW/WNTEX/RGS)