I think it's really exciting to be part of a show that is really uncompromising.
It's about the lives of these people and it doesn't try to pretend that they would try to do anything different than the way they would.
Riley shared a home in London with Hardy, who has a son Louis, aged four, from a relationship with Rachael Speed.
He and Speed met when she was an assistant director on The Virgin Queen.
And what a way to announce the good news - no heartfelt Twitter messages or interviews here, Ms Riley need only show off that burgeoning baby bump in this gorgeous elegant gown.
We love that the second-skin fit swathes Charlotte's curves, while the boat neck and floor-sweeping hem keep the look demure and classic.
It will be low key, with family and friends.” She was nowhere to be seen last week when Hardy and Rapace attended a gala dinner hosted by Denise Rich for her Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, at Battersea Power Station.
Mandrake hears that the couple's wedding has been put on hold.
It is said that Hardy, 35, who played Bane in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, is being comforted by Noomi Rapace, the 33-year-old star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The pair stayed close together throughout the evening and could be seen cuddling while the pop star Jessie J performed songs. Hardy is currently shooting the Hollywood thriller Animal Rescue with Noomi, who divorced her fellow Swedish actor Ola Rapace in 2011 after 10 years of marriage.
She and Hardy are due to appear together again, in Sir Ridley Scott’s film Child 44.