Natalie Dormer and rumoured beau David Oakes hold hands as they enjoy a romantic stroll... after her split from long-term partner Anthony Byrne
She recently announced she had split from long-term partner Anthony Byrne after 11 years together.
But Natalie Dormer seems to have happily moved on following her separation from Anthony, as she was seen walking hand-in-hand with actor David Oakes in West Hollywood, California, on Thursday.
The Game Of Thrones star, 37, and her former Venus In Fur co-star, 35, were in great spirits as they spent the day together enjoying a spot of retail therapy.
Smitten: Natalie Dormer and rumoured beau David Oakes held hands while on a romantic stroll in Hollywood on Thursday... after her split from long-term partner Anthony Byrne
Natalie put on a casual chic display in a light-blue T-Shirt, which she paired with sleek black trousers, that highlighted her slender legs, and grey slip-on shoes.
The blonde beauty brushed her locks into a slick, straight style, and accessorised by wearing a beige fedora hat and chic shades.
David - whom Natalie starred opposite in West End play Venus In Fur from October-December in 2017 - opted for comfort over style as he stepped out in a grey T-Shirt and denim jeans.
Stylish: Natalie put on a casual chic display in a light-blue T-Shirt, which she paired with sleek black trousers, that highlighted her slender legs, and grey slip-on shoes
Natalie's working relationship with David ended on December 9, when Venus In Fur came to a close at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
She played the role of actress Vanda Jordan who auditioned for director Thomas Novachek [Oakes] for a production based on the 1870 novel Venus In Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who inspired the term 'masochism'.
The erotically charged play saw the pair 'turning on and outraging' audiences equally.
David - who plays Prince Albert’s brother Ernest in ITV drama Victoria - said at the time: 'Every human being has a sexual darkness to them — it’s about how much of it we unleash, and whether or not we are the master or the subservient.'
Professional relationship: David and Natalie starred opposite each other in West End play Venus In Fur from October-December in 2017
In November last year, Natalie confirmed to the New Statesman that she'd split with her long term partner.
The magazine cites: 'The two met on the set of The Tudors; they’ve parted ways since promoting the film this summer. Dormer only has positive things to say about Byrne.'
They had teamed up for psychological thriller In Darkness, which Natalie produced and co-wrote with Anthony,
Natalie recently admitted working on the film, which sees her play a blind pianist and also features model Emily Ratajkowski, put serious strain on their relationship.
She told You magazine: 'Couples say terrible things to each other that you would never say to your best friend. We learned very quickly that we couldn't write in the same room.
'Doors got slammed at various points and I wouldn't necessarily rush into writing with Anthony again.'
Despite their creative differences, she insisted she has 'huge respect' for him as a director and a partner.
Going their separate ways: In November last year, Natalie confirmed to the New Statesman that she'd split with her long term partner Anthony (pictured in October 2017)
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