British actress Imogen Stubbs and director Sir Trevor Nunn have separated after 21 years together.
The Sense and Sensibility star has confirmed she has been enjoying a new romance "for a while" after the couple ended its relationship.
Nunn, who is currently directing Flare Path starring Sienna Miller in London's West End, has been linked to Nancy Dell'Olio, the ex-girlfriend of former England soccer coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.
In a statement, Stubbs says, "After 21 wonderful years together, very sadly Trevor and I are separating... The testament to our friendship and respect for each other is the dignity with which Trevor has dealt with this knowledge."
The 50 year old also insists she is "happy about any new friendships (Sir Trevor) is forging".
Stubbs married Nunn in 1994 and they are parents to daughter, Ellie, and son, Jesse. The theatre mogul was previously married to actresses Janet Suzman and Sharon Lee Hill.