Homeland's Claire Danes confirms pregnancy

Claire Danes is pregnant, it has been confirmed. Photo / Supplied
Claire Danes is pregnant, it has been confirmed. Photo / Supplied

Claire Danes has some busy months ahead: Not only is her hit TV series Homeland returning for its second season in September, but she's pregnant as well.

Danes' representative, Jodi Gottlieb, confirmed the actress was expecting her first child with husband Hugh Dancy. The news was first reported on People.com.

Her pregnancy was not expected to have any impact on the production of season two of Homeland.

The 33-year-old Danes and 37-year-old Dancy met on the set of the film Evening and were married in 2009 in France.

The actress first became famous as a teenager on the television drama My So Called Life, where she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy.

The show was cancelled after its first season but developed a cult following.

Dancy will star in the upcoming NBC series Hannibal, adapted from the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

Danes recently revealed she would like a baby, but had no immediate plans.

Last year she said: "There's definitely a chance, no plans yet, though. But yeah, that'd be fun."

The 33-year-old star - who has previously dated musician Ben Lee and Almost Famous actor Billy Crudup - also revealed how she feels more secure since marrying 37-year-old Hugh.

She said: "My mum Carla taught me that a long marriage can work. My parents have been together since they were 18 so I am privileged to have them as role models.

"I like marriage. I feel very secure. It helps when you are in love with the person you are married to.

"I do sometimes look at him and think, 'You are really handsome.' He keeps me sane and happy."

- AP with Bang! Showbiz

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