Kristin Scott Thomas gets Barron man
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 February 2010
'English Patient' actress Kristin Scott Thomas has a new boyfriend, film director Steve Barron
Kristin Scott Thomas has a new boyfriend - film director Steve Barron.
The 'English Patient' star is believed to have been dating the Irish-born director - who was behind Michael Jackson's iconic 'Billie Jean' music video - since last May.
A source is quoted by the Mail Online website as saying: "Steve and Kristin met through mutual friends in the film industry eight months ago and have been inseparable ever since.
"Now there are murmurs that they are trying to work on a project together."
Since Kristin split from Francois Olivennes, her husband of 17 years, in 2005 her love life has remained mysterious.
The 49-year-old actress briefly set up home with actor Tobias Menzies, 14 years her junior, before they parted ways.
Kristin and twice married Steve, 53, both have children from their previous marriages.
Kristin - who was rumoured to have dated Prince after meeting him on the set of their 1986 film 'Under The Cherry Moon' - recently revealed she is comfortable filming sex scenes for movies.
She said: "You need courage for it. But in the end professionalism is all that counts, no matter if it's a sex scene or a fight scene. It's all about choreography. The director and the cameras dictate what and how you have to act. Just like they instruct you how to make a blow look like it hurts during a fight scene."