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Kate Beckinsale's husband Len Wiseman files for divorce after 12 years

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Director Len Wiseman (L) and actress Kate Beckinsale attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Director Len Wiseman (L) and actress Kate Beckinsale attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Director Len Wiseman (L) and actress Kate Beckinsale attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA
British actress Kate Beckinsale arrives with her husband director Len Wiseman for the Los Angeles premiere of "Whiteout" at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California on September 9, 2009.
Actress Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman arrives to the 2004 MTV Movie Awards at the Sony Pictures Studios
Kate Beckinsale (R) and Len Wiseman arrive at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Director Len Wiseman and actress Kate Beckinsale arrive on the red carpet for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2015
Director Len Wiseman (L) and actress Kate Beckinsale attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actress Kate Beckinsale (L) and director Len Wiseman arrive at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Total Recall" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman pictured in January last year - the couple are to divorce after 12 years of marriage (AP)

Actress Kate Beckinsale and film director Len Wiseman are divorcing after 12 years of marriage.

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Court records in Los Angeles show that Wiseman, 43, filed for divorce on Friday, citing irreconcilable differences.

The pair, who reportedly announced their separation in November last year, married in May 2004 and have no children together.

They began their relationship after working together on the 2003 movie Underworld, which Wiseman directed and Beckinsale starred in as vampire warrior Selene.

Director Len Wiseman (L) and actress Kate Beckinsale attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Director Len Wiseman (L) and actress Kate Beckinsale attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The film also featured Beckinsale's former partner of eight years, British actor Michael Sheen. She and Sheen have a 17-year-old daughter together, Lily.

British star Beckinsale, 43, will appear in the fifth film in the Underworld series - Underworld: Blood Wars - which Wiseman helped write and produce. The film is due out in UK cinemas in February.

The former couple has waived any right to spousal support, suggesting they have a prenuptial agreement in place.

Rumours about the couple's marriage began circulating last year when Kate was spotted on the red carpet without her wedding ring.

Actress Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman arrives to the 2004 MTV Movie Awards at the Sony Pictures Studios
Actress Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman arrives to the 2004 MTV Movie Awards at the Sony Pictures Studios

Multiple sources revealed the Hollywood couple separated over the summer last year, but insisted there was "no drama" in the break up.

"They are still friendly and spend time together in L.A. when Kate is there...," a source said. "They have both had complicated schedules and have grown apart."

Another insider told Us Weekly: "They tried to make it work, but they end up falling back into old habits and fighting."

Neither Kate nor Len or their representatives have commented on the split.

Actress Kate Beckinsale (L) and director Len Wiseman arrive at the premiere of Columbia Pictures'
Actress Kate Beckinsale (L) and director Len Wiseman arrive at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Total Recall" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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