LATEST: OSCAR-winning actor Ben Kingsley has split up with his wife of 15 months after a German newspaper published a picture of her kissing another man.

On Monday (17JAN05), the BZ tabloid printed a picture of ALEXANDRA CHRISTMANN passionately locking lips with estate agent SAMMY BRAUNER, the son of well-known German movie producer ATZE BRAUNER.

That night, a photographer for the publication spotted Christmann holding hands with Brauner at a party, where she told the snapper: "I've split from Ben. Sammy is my new boyfriend now. We are a couple and we are really happy."

Gandhi actor Kingsley married Christmann in October 2003.

19/01/2005 13:53