British actress Kristin Scott Thomas has reportedly split from her husband FRANCOIS OLIVIENNES after 17 years of marriage.

Up until recently, the English Patient beauty, 45, lived in Paris, France with the gynaecologist and their three children Hannah, 16, JOSEPH, 14, and GEORGE, 4.

But she is now seeking a house in London, and is allegedly spending increasing amounts of time with actor Tobias Menzies, who is providing comfort in her hour of need, according to British newspaper News Of The World.

A source says, "Kristin's been looking forward to time away from her family troubles."