Kate Beckinsale's ex-partner Michael Sheen is single again after splitting with British TV actress Anastasia Griffith.

The Van Helsing brunette star dumped actor Sheen on the set of 2003 movie Underworld for the film's director Len Wiseman.

The 31-year-old married Wiseman in May (04) - just as Sheen began dating Griffith on the set of British television show DIRTY FILTHY LOVE.

However, only months later, the couple have split.

Sheen's pal says, "It isn't too surprising. They met when Michael was still pretty hurt over Kate. He just needed someone to take his mind off things.

"The truth is that Michael still goes to LA a lot to see his and Kate's daughter LILY. Meanwhile, Anastasia's career means that she needs to stay in Britain most of the time."

03/10/2004 14:09