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Antonio Banderas temporarily drops film for fashion classes

MARBELLA, SPAIN - JULY 17:  Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, attends a photocall before the TNTLA Platino Awards 2015 press conference at Hotel Los Monteros on July 17, 2015 in Marbella, Spain.  (Photo by Sergio Camacho/Getty Images for TNTLA)

MARBELLA, SPAIN - JULY 17: Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, attends a photocall before the TNTLA Platino Awards 2015 press conference at Hotel Los Monteros on July 17, 2015 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by Sergio Camacho/Getty Images for TNTLA)  (TNT Latin America. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved)

Antonio Banderas has swapped film for fashion, at least temporarily.

The "Mask of Zorro" star is studying at Central Saint Martins, the London college that trained designers Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.

This week, Banderas tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by dressmaker's dummies and the words: "The 2nd week of studies at Central St Martin begins. Intense, exciting, serious and fun all the same time."

The college confirmed Thursday that the actor is taking a specially crafted short course in fashion. The course lasts several weeks and is due to end before full-time students return in October.

The 55-year-old Spanish actor told a British TV show earlier this year that he aspired to study fashion.

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