Natalie Dormer has split from her long-term fiance Anthony Byrne after 11 years together – months after admitting they had "massive arguments".
The Game Of Thrones actress secretly parted ways from writer and director Anthony earlier this summer, after they co-wrote their thriller In Darkness, starring Natalie herself as a blind pianist and Emily Ratajkowski as her dead neighbour.
She confirmed their split to New Statesman , months after both she and Anthony dropped hints that the creative process of writing their film was killing their relationship.
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Natalie and Anthony have split after 11 years together
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Anthony, who directed In Darkness, told Hollywood Reporter : "We’ve since discovered that what we were doing was completely the wrong way to write together.
"Well, we learned quickly, but we didn’t learn from our mistakes," he went on.
"Because we didn’t have an office or anything, we were in our own home writing, and then it would all kick off because we would disagree about something fundamentally or I would be a pain in the arse and I would challenge Nat, or myself. It’s very easy to go, ‘Oh, don’t worry about that, it’s going to be fine,’ and you have to police that and in doing so you end up being the bad guy and end up having massive arguments."
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The pair met on the set of The Tudors
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Cracks began to show in their relationship over a series of interviews they gave, including one earlier this year when Natalie admitted they were "hard on each other" at home.
"We wanted to make sure that we weren’t letting each other get away with stuff," Anthony said at the time.
"If you’re on your own, it’s so easy to go, ‘That’s pretty good. It’s fine. I’ll just go onto the next thing.’ We do it in our lives, constantly. But, you can’t do that. You’ve gotta make sure you go, ‘That’s not good enough.’"
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They got engaged in 2011, but cracks started appearing
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Natalie first met Anthony on the set of The Tudors in 2007, and has previously admitted she struggled to understand his Irish accent.
They got engaged in 2011 when Anthony proposed to her on a boat in India, but they never got around to setting a date for their wedding.
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