GOT’s Natalie Dormer announces she gave birth to baby girl in lockdown

Game of Thrones and Hunger Games star Natalie Dormer has revealed that she has given birth to a baby girl in January.

She kept the news a secret, shared only with close friends and family.

This is the 39-year-old's first child with partner David Oakes.

She broke the news to her pal, Esther Rantzen on her That's After Life podcast, released on Wednesday according to the Daily Mail.

Natalie joked: "It's the perfect thing to do during a pandemic – get pregnant, have a baby.

"I feel like I'm probably being a bit of a cliché, she’ll probably be sitting in a bar in 30 years’ time one day going, 'Yeah, I'm a COVID baby'."

"I think there's going to be lots of COVID babies because what else can people do, maybe like blitz babies?"

Gushing about her newborn daughter, Natalie added: "‘She's just three months and she's an absolute joy, I'm never going to complain about shooting hours ever again because sleep deprivation is something else.

"People say, 'Your whole perspective on life will change, and your whole set of value system' and you sort of roll your eyes and go 'yeah, yeah' — and then you have one and you go, 'Oh. Wow!'"

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Despite having to deal with the lack of sleep she enthused: "I'm in love. I'm absolutely in love, she's a joy. Sleep has always been quite important to me –that's the only downside, but you know nature is so clever, the hormones kick in. So you regret it."

Natalie is best known for her role as Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones from season two to six.

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She also starred in two of The Hunger Games movies as Cressida.

She admitted that working in films and TV would be difficult with a baby, and hopes to return to the theatre so she can spend more time with her daughter.

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But Natalie conceded that this might be a challenge in the time of COVID, admitting that for theatre the pandemic has been "hard times".

She said she would rely on her ability to nap at all times when back at work and confessed it had been a useful skill with a newborn baby.

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