The Crown's Gillian Anderson is 'bemused' by the speed of ex-partner's new romance

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Gillian Anderson is said to be 'bemused' by the speed at which Peter Morgan has moved on
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The Crown star Gillian Anderson has "certainly raised an eyebrow or two" at how quickly her ex, Peter Morgan, has moved on from their four-year relationship, an insider has revealed. 

The couple announced they had amicably split last month after four years together. 

And now just weeks later, Peter Morgan, 57 - the writer behind Netflix's hit show, The Crown - has reportedly moved in with his new beau, Jemima Khan, 46. Leaving Gillian, 52, "upset".

According to the Mail on Sunday, an insider close to Gillian said, "There was a bit of a process before Gillian and Peter split but nevertheless, this has all happened very quickly and has been quite a surprise. 

Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan attend the Netflix 2020 Golden Globes After Party on January 05, 2020

Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan split after four years together last month 

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"The impression is that Jemima has been trying to make it happen for quite some time. She has been into Peter for a long time.

"But a couple of weeks before getting together is not a long time, especially after four years together. Hence the bemusement on Gillian's part."

Peter, who is currently writing series 5 of The Crown - which is being delayed until 2022 - has reportedly grown close to old friend, Jemima Khan, since the couple started dating in the New Year.

And the pair are said to be "already living together".

It comes after Gillian and Peter were said to have remained "great friends," despite their break-up.

The Daily Mail reported that the relationship had simply "run its course" and the couple's various "work commitments and "family logistics" made things difficult. 

With the couple having worked closely together on The Crown season 4, in which Gillian Anderson triumphed as Margaret Thatcher, she previously revealed she and Peter had "strict boundaries" when it came to juggling their personal and professional life. 

The star revealed, “For our own sanity, and actually for the benefit of the relationship, we had very clear boundaries”.

She suggested that among them was the point that Anderson and Peter Morgan would not pass comment on each other’s roles. 

Anderson said: “I am not going to comment on the script, but you are not allowed to comment on the performance!”

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