Russell Brand has a crush on Samantha Barks

Russell Brand has a crush on Samantha Barks London: Funnyman Russell Brand has revealed he is eyeing `Les Miserables` star Samantha Barks as a potential future girlfriend.

The 37-year-old comedian, who was previously married to pop star Katy Perry, spent most of the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles flirting with Barks, reported Daily Mirror.

"So many ladies caught my eye; it was like an assault on the senses. But I like that girl from `Les Miserables`, Samantha. We chatted and she`s from the Isle of Man. She`s like a bedimpled, little Manx angel. She was a lovely, beautiful young woman," Brand said.

However, Brand wants to shed his reputation for womanising after being linked to a string of women including Geri Halliwell in the wake of his marital breakdown, and is trying not to be quite so forward any more.

"I`m single at the moment actually and enjoying it... I suppose I`m concentrating on work now and not especially looking for anyone," he added.

PTI