Kate Winslet confirms she is pregnant with third child

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image captionKate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll are expecting their first child together

Actress Kate Winslet has confirmed she is pregnant with her third child.

This will be her first baby with her new husband, Ned Rocknroll, the nephew of businessman, Sir Richard Branson.

"I can confirm Kate Winslet is pregnant and she and Ned Rocknroll are thrilled," said a publicist. "The baby is due at the end of the year."

Kate, originally from Reading in Berkshire, already has a 12-year-old daughter, Mia, with her ex-husband, director Jim Threapleton.

Joe, her son with second husband, the director Sam Mendes, is nine.

The 37-year-old Oscar winner married Ned Rocknroll, 34, in New York, in December.

In January the pair were granted a High Court injunction preventing The Sun newspaper from publishing semi-naked photographs of Ned Rocknroll taken by friends at a 21st birthday party a few years ago.

Kate Winslet shot to fame after starring in Titanic alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

She won her Oscar for her role in the 2008 film The Reader. It was her sixth nomination.

The actress was awarded a CBE last year for her services to drama.

She revealed that she had discussed motherhood with the Queen as she collected her honour, after the Queen asked how much she enjoyed acting.

"I said yes, I liked it, but not as much as being a mother. She [the Queen] said, 'It is the best job'."

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