Veteran French movie star Gerard Depardieu is set to wed a woman half his age - just six months after splitting from long-term love, Chanel model Carole Bouquet.

The CYRANO DE BERGERAC star met his 30-year-old unnamed fiancee on his vineyard in Algeria and the pair hit it off immediately.

The 56-year-old explains, "She works in wine, speaks several languages, and has worked as a writer."

If the wedding goes ahead, Depardieu's new bride will be two years younger than his actress daughter JULIE, 32.

Depardieu was previously married for 25 years to ELISABETH, mother of Julie and his actor son GUILLAUME, 34.