Movie hunk Ethan Hawke is planning to win back estranged wife Uma Thurman by spending Christmas (25NOV03) with her and their two young children, ROAN and MAYA.

The couple - who met on the set of 1997 movie GATTACA - split in September amid claims that Hawke had been openly romancing Canadian model JEN PERZOW while filming upcoming thriller Taking Lives in Montreal this summer (03).

Sources close to the Training Day heart-throb, 33, say that he is desperate to rekindle his marriage with the Kill Bill beauty but she remains unconvinced that he can curb his womanising ways.

An insider says, "They're going to give Roan and Maya the best Christmas and put everything else aside. It's going to be hard for both but they've made a pact to try and be friendly for the kids' sake.

"At the same time Ethan is secretly hoping it will be a chance for them to sort out their issues."

03/12/2003 02:15