Russell Crowe to feature on stamps

Image caption, New Zealand-born Crowe became an Australian citizen in 2006

Russell Crowe is to appear on a set of Australian postage stamps featuring the Oscar-winning actor in forthcoming film Robin Hood.

One features him walking through Sherwood Forest while another shows him firing an arrow.

Sir Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will open this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Crowe, 46, who was born in New Zealand, became an Australian citizen in 2006.

A spokesman for Australia Post said the series recognised Crowe's "talent and contribution to the film".

"The release of the film Robin Hood this month is of global interest and we thought it would be very fitting to pay tribute to this great actor by producing the Robin Hood stamp pack," the spokesman added.

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