Lord Of The Rings actor Sean Bean is so determined to keep his relationship with a woman half his age private, he arrived at the British premiere of National Treasure alone.

The 46-year-old actor has been romancing public relations executive AMY ELLERY, 23, for ten months (begsMAR04), but the couple are keen to maintain a low profile and have avoided attended public events together.

A source says, "They don't let the age gap worry them, but they're aware that's what other people notice about them as a couple.

"They lead a quiet life and like to stay home together."

12/12/2004 21:23