Keeley Hawes talks about marriage to Matthew and showbiz

Keeley Hawes has a lovely interview in the London Evening Standard in which she talks about Ashes to Ashes, but also reveals some interesting tidbits about her hubby, Matthew Macfadyen and their home life.

"She married Macfadyen at Richmond-upon-Thames register office in November 2004 when she was seven months pregnant, and today they all live in Twickenham with a flock of chickens."


"Macfadyen is starring in the sexually charged Private Lives opposite Kim Cattrall, and while lesser women might be jealous, Hawes says she and her husband are a good balance temperamentally: “He's very calm. I'm the fiery one.” Though it's not easy being married to an actor, she jokes. “I've had him come home with prematurely white hair, and then he had a tonsure shaved into his hair for six months last year. I tried to work with that, but it lost its novelty.” Meanwhile Hawes wore basques and leather for Ashes. “He gets a better deal!”

Her banter belies the fact that the demands of two parents in showbusiness is enormously stressful. “It's really hard when you're both filming. You have to work much harder at your relationships than you ever do at work. Poor Matthew is crossing over jobs soon. He's in Private Lives at night and shooting the new TV series, Any Human Heart, during the day — they're even shooting on Sundays."

Read the full interview HERE