One of my all-time favourite actresses has revealed she is pregnant with her first child. Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy are getting set to become parents after announcing their happy news to the world.

The 33-year-old starlet hinted at a desire to have children last autumn, saying "There's definitely a chance, no plans yet. But yeah, that'd be fun". Now the entertainment world is wondering whether a baby will have any impact on her role on the television series, Homeland, which is due to return for its second season in September. So far there has been no official comment from the show's production company.

Danes married her English-born actor husband in a private ceremony in France in September 2009. The couple met in 2007 on the set of little-known film, Evening, which also included an all-star consisting of Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrace, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep and the late Natasha Richardson.

A big congratulations to Claire and Hugh!