Kate Beckinsale's ex-partner Michael Sheen is struggling to define himself after his split from the sexy actress.

The British pair, who have a four-year-old daughter, LILY, split up during filming of the vampire/werewolf epic Underworld, with Kate soon settling down with Len Wiseman, the film's director.

He says, "Part of it has been very liberating - like not having to be responsible for another adult, although I'm obviously still responsible for Lily.

"But then you miss the security and just having a partner. After nine years in a relationship you sort of forget who you are.

"It's exciting and scary - sometimes you feel like you're in freefall.

"I find myself thinking, 'Who am I? What do I like again?'"

08/12/2003 17:07