An item (Cries & Whispers, 17 September) stated that the actor Michael Cashman would open an exhibition of photographs by Barry Cranwell, by appearing in the nude.

We relied in good faith on a press release put out by the gallery involved but have since been informed that Mr Cashman had no knowledge of the gallery, nor the photographer and will not be opening the exhibition.

We are sorry we did not check this item with Mr Cashman before publishing and very much apologise for any embarrassment the item may have caused him.

We are pleased to report that the gallery has also apologised to Mr Cashman.