Natalie Dormer: Game Of Thrones star announces secret birth of first child in lockdown

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Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer welcomed her first child with partner David Oakes in January. The 39-year-old actress gave birth to a daughter, who is now 12 weeks old.

The English star, who is best known for playing Margaery Tyrell in Game Of Thrones, said lockdown was the “perfect” time for her to get pregnant.

She shared her baby news during a podcast appearance this week.

Shocked fans did not even know that Natalie was expecting.

The new mum admitted that she was feeling very tired but “absolutely in love” with her newborn.

“It’s the perfect thing to do during a pandemic, is get pregnant and have a baby.

“I feel like I’m probably being a bit of a cliche, she’ll probably be sitting in a bar in 30 years’ time on a date going, ‘Yeah, I’m a Covid baby’.

“I think there’s going to be lots of Covid babies because what else could people do?

“Maybe like Blitz babies,” Natalie told Esther Rantzen and Adrian Mills on the That’s After Life podcast.

The actress, who found fame playing Anne Boleyn in The Tudors, added: “She’s an absolute joy.

“I’m never going to complain about shooting hours ever again because the sleep deprivation is something else.”

She went on to explain that her daughter had changed her outlook on life.

“Your whole perspective on life will change and your whole set of value systems will alter, and you sort of roll your eyes as a childless person and go, ‘Yeah, yeah, you don’t know the true meaning of life until you’ve had a baby’ – and then you have one and you go, ‘Oh, Wow!’ It really does completely alter the lens.

“I’m in love, I’m absolutely in love. She’s a joy. It’s a steep learning curve.”

Looking ahead to a time when she will return to work, Natalie said it will be “very difficult” to juggle motherhood with her career.

She hopes that theatre work, if it returns to normal following the pandemic, will be a more workable solution.

In contrast to the long hours of TV work, it would mean she could spend the day with her daughter before heading to work in the evening.

“You don’t want to warp a child’s childhood experience.

“People in the industry I’m in do lean on nannies and they do that for a reason, so that they can take children with them,” she added.

“But, I mean for me, this is the perfect time to go back to the stage, because then I could be with her all day.

“But with Covid, who knows when that will happen. I really feel for our theatres around the country, it’s hard times.”

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