'The Constant Gardener' star Ralph Fiennes has been dumped by actress Francesca Annis. The pair called time on their 11-year romance just days after it was claimed the 43-year-old actor had a steamy affair with a Romanian singer. Last weekend stunning Cornelia Crisan, who at 31 is 30 years younger than Annis, claimed she had a racy fling with Fiennes for two years.

She revealed she used to meet Fiennes - who started romancing Francesca after they both starred in 'Hamlet' in 1995 - for secret sex romps at a house he owns in London. Annis's solicitors released a statement confirming the split last night, saying: "Ms Annis confirms today that she and Ralph Fiennes are to separate."

Lawyers have also said the actress is taking action for defamation and invasion of privacy over a newspaper's report claiming she had forgiven Fiennes.