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Thursday, 25 May, 2000, 15:10 GMT 16:10 UK
Duchovny's Highland fling
Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Joely Richardson, Prince Charles
Duchovny meets Prince Charles
X-Files star David Duchovny proudly displayed his Scottish roots at the premiere of his new movie, Return to Me, in Edinburgh.

Duchovny stepped out in full Highland dress with co-stars Minnie Driver and Joely Richardson, for the premiere attended by Prince Charles.

He wore the tartan in honour of his mother, who comes from Aberdeenshire.

About 200 fans crowded outside the Odeon cinema to catch a glimpse of the stars.

Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Joely Richardson
The X-files star shows off his tartan
Also at the opening of the romantic comedy was Bonnie Hunt, who wrote, directed and also stars in the film.

Minnie Driver, wearing an emerald green satin dress, was first to arrive with fellow British actress Miss Richardson close behind.

But it was Duchovny who drew the biggest cheers from the mainly young crowd especially when they saw the actor had worn a kilt for the occasion.

Earlier in the day, he admitted during a television interview that in true Scottish fashion, he wore nothing under his kilt.

Return To Me is described as "an endearing romantic comedy infused with real life humour".

A lonely Bob Rueland (David Duchovny) is embraced by Grace Briggs (Minnie Driver), who is surrounded by a coterie of substitute mothers including her Irish grandfather, who with his Italian brother-in-law run a Chicago restaurant.

Duchovny and Driver kissing
Duchovny and Driver in a scene from the film
Although Bob and Grace are strangers at the start of the story, their lives soon become intertwined by fate.

On Tuesday night, Duchovny joined 250 other guests at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for a dinner hosted by Prince Charles.

The actor recently agreed to resume his role as agent Fox Mulder in The X-Files after reaching a settlement with the programme's makers.

The actor, who claimed he had been overworked and underpaid, confirmed he will continue his quest for the truth in a new series of the cult sci-fi drama, although he will not feature in every episode.

US television network Fox persuaded X-Files creator Chris Carter to sign up for another year, while Duchovny's co-star Gillian Anderson, who plays agent Dana Scully, was already under contract.

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