British actor Rufus Sewell has been ditched by his wife of under two years for a restaurant tycoon.

Sewell, 38, and 27 year old AMY GARDNER only married in 2004.

Producer Gardner has reportedly fallen for WILL RICKERS and set up home with him in London's Holland Park - prompting THE LEGEND OF ZORRO star Sewell to begin divorce proceedings.

Sewell's first marriage to YASMIN ABDALLAH ended in 2000 after just a year.