Veteran actor Terence Stamp was saddened by the break-up of his marriage because he had an "incredible amount of fun" with his ex-wife.
The stage and screen star was 64 when he wed Elizabeth O'Rourke in 2002, but the union ended in divorce in 2008.
Stamp has now opened up about the relationship, telling Britain's Daily Mail, "One of the things I've learned in life is that it's very easy to make a lover from a friend but it's very hard to make a friend from a lover.
"We had an incredible amount of fun. She went back to Australia and that's why I don't see her, but if I do go there, I'm sure I will. There's a lot that can happen with the passing of time."
Asked if he was upset about the break-up, Stamp added, "Yeah, I was, absolutely. I always said I'll try anything once other than incest or Morris dancing. Seriously though, I'd never been married and I thought I would try it, but I couldn't make a go of it."
Stamp never wanted to be a father, but admits his paternal feelings have begun to show in recent years.
He adds, "I can't really say that I did (think about fatherhood), except for maybe I thought about it recently - I guess it's safe to think about being a dad because now I'm not going to be one. Just these past 10 years I've thought it must be really wonderful to have a daughter."