Jude Law, who has three children with ex-wife Sadie Frost, will soon be a father again following a relationship with an unidentified woman, his spokeswoman has confirmed.
The actor said he would play a "fully supportive" part in the child's life, in spite of no longer being with the mother-to-be.
The child is due this fall, after a relationship last year.
The 36-year-old divorced Sadie Frost in 2003 after seven years of marriage.
His spokeswoman added: "This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made."
Law is currently cast as the lead in Hamlet in London's West End and will also star in the new movie, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” in October.