Dominic West and Lily James put on a very comfortable “kissing and cuddling” show on their British Airways flight to Rome, it was claimed.
The married actor, 50, and the Mamma Mia! The 31-year-old star was then seen kissing passionately as she dined al fresco in the Italian town last Sunday.
Now, a source has claimed the pair wasted no time to kick off their romantic weekend and were “all over each other” while traveling, reports The Sun.
Shock: Dominic West and Lily James presented a very comfortable display of ‘kissing and cuddling’ during their British Airways flight to Rome, it was claimed (pictured during their trip to Italy)
A source told the publication: “At first I thought she was his daughter because I knew he was around 50 and you could tell she was much younger.
“A few minutes after the plane left, they started kissing and cuddling after they both took off their masks.
“They looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend and they were all together. They were kissing in French and there was a lot of necking going on.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Lily and Dominic for comment.
After arriving in town last week, Lily and Dominic surprised onlookers when they were pictured kissing while dining al fresco.
Complaints: A source said Dominic and Lily ‘looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend and they were all together’ during the flight (pictured together in 2018)
Dominic is best known for playing Noah Solloway in the Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and a young woman, named Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson).
A source told MailOnline that Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the latest Hotel De La Ville with panoramic views of the city and just a two-minute walk from the Spanish Steps.
They only left the hotel for a few hours by electric scooter around the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Pietra. During lunch, they joined their friend and mutual manager Angharad Wood at a downtown restaurant.
At the end of lunch, Lily sat down next to Dominic, who was not wearing his wedding ring, and he couldn’t help but kiss her neck and caress her.
On the previous Thursday, it was announced that Lily had separated from The Crown star Matt Smith, 37, for good after an unsuccessful attempt to rekindle their locked-out relationship following a history of five year love.
Married: Dominic and his wife Catherine FitzGerald have joined forces at their home after photos were revealed
Since the photos of Dominic and Lily in Rome were revealed, he has been demonstrating defiance with his wife Catherine Fitzgerald, 49.
Just hours after telling friends she was heartbroken over the footage, which went viral, she agreed to be on a weird oneness show with the The Affair star, telling reporters : “Our marriage is strong and we are still very much together”.
The mother of four cautiously exited the marital home in Chippenham, Wiltshire on Tuesday with her husband, hiding her ring finger in her jeans pocket.
Catherine deliberately raised her head and kissed Dominic passionately for the cameras, as they emerged from their hiking cabin, through a rusty door.
Dominic seemed to have a rather smug look on his face as he wanted to show that he was still not wearing his wedding ring. He wore the same outfit he wore on his day with Lily, adding a brown jacket.
With fixed smiles planted on their faces, he and Catherine handed the photographers a piece of paper, which repeated the words in her handwriting: “Our marriage is strong and we are still together,” with their signatures placed underneath.
Strong: Dominic is married to the Irish landscape designer and Catherine, a mother of four since 2010. They share children Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven.
Working Together: Lily and Dominic are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s famous BBC novel The Pursuit Of Love starring Emily Beecham and Andrew Scott – filming began in July
MailOnline understands the actor returned from Rome on Monday evening for crisis talks with his 10-year-old wife, just hours after telling a friend she was “heartbroken, shocked and devastated” after the photos.
Dominic has been married to Irish landscape designer and mother of four Catherine since 2010.
They share four children – daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11, and daughter Christabel, seven. While the actor also has another daughter Martha, 21, with the former girlfriend, the aristocrat, Polly Astor.
On Monday, Catherine told a friend that she and Dominic were still “very much together” during her scorching clinch with Lily, and she had said that she considered the marriage “probably over.”
A friend who came to console Catherine told MailOnline that she was “devastated” by the photos because she thought she and Dominic had a “good marriage”.
The friend told MailOnline on Monday: “Catherine has seen the photos and she is devastated. I came to talk to him as soon as I got to know them.
Done and dusted: Last Thursday it was announced that Lily, 31, had split from Matt Smith, 37, for good after an unsuccessful attempt to rekindle their locked-out relationship following a relationship five-year-old sweetheart (pictured in 2015)
Catherine tried to speak with Dominic but he does not answer his phone. She is totally shocked because she didn’t know that something was going on. They were very together, so it was completely out of the blue.
“She thought they had a good marriage and now it’s probably over. That’s how she feels right now, but the two of them need to talk but right now she’s lost for words.
Lily and Dominic are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s acclaimed BBC novel The Pursuit Of Love starring Emily Beecham and Andrew Scott, and filming began in July.
The three-part romantic comedy-drama about love and friendship is filmed on location in the Bristol and Bath area and at Bottle Yard Studios.
Set in Europe between the two world wars, the story follows the adventures and misadventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Beecham.
But the duo starred in Othello together at Sheffield’s Crucible in 2011. Lily played Desdemona when she was 22 and Dominic played Iago, 41.