Actor James Spader is planning to dash down the aisle again after reportedly buying an engagement ring for his girlfriend Leslie Stefanson.

The movie star picked up a $25,000 (GBP13,900) ring from Hollywood jeweller Neil Lane just before Christmas (05), according to America's In Touch magazine.

The 45-year-old THE PRACTICE star will have to wait until he can wed Stefanson, 34, because he's still technically married to his estranged wife VICTORIA, the mother of his two sons.

The couple split in 2001 and Spader filed for divorce in 2003.