Date: 17th March 2001
Spanish actor ANTONIO BANDERAS has received a chilling death threat by members of the Basque separatist group ETA. The star received the warning when on location in France filming his new movie FEMME FATALE - causing Banderas' actress wife MELANIE GRIFFITH to speed from her Marbella hideaway to be with her husband in Paris.
The terrorist group's fearsome reputation has seen the couples' security tightened with a 24 hour a day assignment of protection officers. Security measures are also being heightened on Banderas' film locations. Eta has warned Banderas that he will be risking his life, and that of his wife, if he goes ahead with shooting scenes for his new movie.
The DESPERADO (1995) star angered Eta after condemning their murder of a Spanish councillor last year (00). (TH/WNTEX/CPT)