But friends say the public exposure of the affair brought home to Fiennes the need to make a decision about his relationship with Miss Annis, who is 19 years his senior.Last night, Miss Annis's lawyer put out a statement saying: 'Miss Annis confirms today that she and Ralph Fiennes are to separate.' There was no comment from Fiennes, 43, who was due to appear in the opening night of The Faith Healer in Dublin last night.But sources close to the couple said: 'It has been a difficult time for the both of them, particularly as they have not even seen each other since the revelations broke.
He is from English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry and his surname are of Norman origin.
But, she says, the planned trip is neither an attempt to celebrate nor to avoid the occasion.
“To be honest with you, I’m going to Cuba because I’ve always promised myself I’d go there, and now feels like a good time,” she says.
Annis is the upper-crust WI chairman, Joyce Cameron.
It’s a role that makes the most of her talent for playing ladies with social poise and chilly charm – although, fortunately, in the flesh she is actually more warm and witty and mischievous than any of those roles, including the latest, would suggest.