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Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson expecting child

Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson
Taylor-Wood and Johnson announced their engagement in October

Artist and film-maker Sam Taylor-Wood is expecting a baby with her fiance Aaron Johnson.

Johnson, 19, is the star of Nowhere Boy, 42-year-old Taylor-Wood's first feature film as director, which tells the story of John Lennon's early life.

A spokesman for Taylor-Wood said the couple, who announced their engagement in October, were "very, very happy".

The artist was divorced from first husband Jay Jopling in 2008. They had two daughters together.

The spokesman did not say when the baby is expected.

Taylor-Wood has praised Johnson for his "perfect" portrayal of an adolescent Lennon in her film.

"When he came for the audition at the beginning I knew he was perfect because he just had the intensity, the focus and the charisma to pull off such an iconic role," she said.

"I saw 300-odd people and he was the only one that stood out."

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