Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton 'thrilled' to be expecting first baby

Black Hawk Down star Josh Hartnett has some good news to share: he is going to be a father. His girlfriend, British actress Tamsin Egerton, 26, is expecting their first child, their representative has confirmed to Page Six. "It’s true and they are beyond thrilled," said the spokesperson.

The couple met four years ago on the set of The Lovers. A few months ago Josh revealed that starting a family was very much on his mind. The 36-year-old actor told Playboy: "I'd have to get a car that's safe for my kid. I don't have a kid yet, but that's the idea coming into my head these days."

Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton met on the set of 2011 film The Lovers

After the early success of Black Hawk Down and The Black Dahlia, he spent a few quiet years making indie movies. The Hollywood hunk also spent time with his closest friends and family in his native Minnesota.

"The intensity of my sudden fame was overwhelming for me," he explained. "I felt I couldn’t trust any new person I met or their motives. I did smaller movies, and I stopped working for a while. If I could go back and take with me my wisdom of today, I wish I’d been more resilient. I hope I wouldn’t be as panicked as I was."

Now Josh, whose exes include Scarlett Johansson and Amanda Seyfried, is "very happy" in his personal life now.

Contentment on the home front has given his career a boost. The father-to-be is starring in Victorian-era supernatural horror series Penny Dreadful with co-stars Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear.

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