The star of hit TV show Prison Break has responded to rumours he is gay.

Wentworth Miller has built up a huge following in the gay community after coming to prominence playing the role of Michael Scofield.

Miller, who was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, is quoted by WENN as stating, “No, I’m not gay. I know these rumours are out there…I’m cool with the fact that they exist, I mean this is about fantasy.”

The 34-year-old actor was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Television Series in 2006.

Speaking out after persistent rumours about his sexual orientation circulated on the internet, Miller said, “Certain people are going to have certain fantasies.

“If someone wants to imagine me with a woman, or a man or one of each, that’s cool with me as long as you keep watching the show.”

Miller was born in the UK because his father was studying here at the time. He moved to the USA when he was still a toddler.

The actor, full name Wentworth Earl Miller III, is of African, Blasian, English, German Jewish, Cherokee, Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian, and Lebanese descent.

He has become something of a gay icon as a result of his role in the homo-erotically charged prison drama.

The second series of Prison Break, starts on Monday, 15th January on Channel 5.