Lily James and married Dominic West passionately kiss in

Lily James and married actor Dominic West surprised onlookers when they were pictured passionately kissing while dining al fresco during a romantic break in on Sunday. 

The actor, 50, and the Mamma Mia! star, 31, didn't seem to mind who saw them as they cuddled up to one another and shared a ride on an electric scooter while taking in the sights, tenderly touching throughout the day.  

Dominic is best known for playing Noah Solloway in Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and a younger woman who catches his eye, named Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson). 

In real life, the actor has been married to Irish landscape designer and aristocrat Catherine FitzGerald since 2010 - no split has been publicly announced, so his relationship status with Lily remains unclear, but he was not wearing his ring. 

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lily James, 31, and married The Affair star Dominic West, 50, were pictured passionately kissing and cuddling as they shared scooter ride during a romantic weekend in Rome on Sunday

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lily James, 31, and married The Affair star Dominic West, 50, were pictured passionately kissing and cuddling as they shared scooter ride during a romantic weekend in on Sunday

Shock: They didn't seem to mind who saw them as Dominic kissed Lily's neck during an al fresco lunch date with their manager Angharad Wood

Shock: They didn't seem to mind who saw them as Dominic kissed Lily's neck during an al fresco lunch date with their manager Angharad Wood

Dominic and Catherine have four children together; daughter Dora, 13, son Senan, 12, son Francis, 11, and daughter Christabel, seven.

The actor also has another daughter Martha, 22, with former girlfriend Polly Astor. 

On Thursday, it was announced that Lily, 31, has split from The Crown star Matt Smith, 37, for good after a failed attempt to rekindle their relationship in lockdown following an on-off five year romance.

A source told MailOnline that Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view over the whole city and just at two minutes walk from the Spanish steps. 

Stroking her face: The pair looked very at ease with one another as they sat in the sunshine

Stroking her face: The pair looked very at ease with one another as they sat in the sunshine 

Interesting: Dominic, 50, is best known for playing Noah Solloway in Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson)

Interesting: Dominic, 50, is best known for playing Noah Solloway in Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson)

Working together? A source told MailOnline that Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view over the whole city and just at two minutes walk from the Spanish steps

Out and about; They only left the hotel for a few hours riding an electric scooter around the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Pietra

Working together? A source told MailOnline that Dominic and Lily spent two nights in a suite at the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view over the whole city and just at two minutes walk from the Spanish steps

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Making memories: Dominic stood close to Lily as she took pictures on their day of fun together

Making memories: Dominic stood close to Lily as she took pictures on their day of fun together  

Close: At the end of lunch Lily sat next to Dominic and he couldn't resist kissing her neck and stroking her as he displayed his wedding ring free hand

Close: At the end of lunch Lily sat next to Dominic and he couldn't resist kissing her neck and stroking her as he displayed his ring free hand 

They only left the hotel for a few hours riding an electric scooter around the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Pietra.For lunch they joined their friend and mutual manager Angharad Wood at a downtown restaurant. 

At the end of lunch Lily sat next to Dominic and he couldn't resist kissing her neck and stroking her. 

Lily looked incredible wearing a pretty floral summery dress which had a split going up the front and cream Yves Saint Laurent espadrilles. 

Love: The actor has been married to Irish landscape designer and aristocrat Catherine FitzGerald, (left) since 2010 - no split has been announced - they are parents to Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven (pictured in 2017)

Love: The actor has been married to Irish landscape designer and aristocrat Catherine FitzGerald, (left) since 2010 - no split has been announced - they are parents to Dora, 13, Senan, 12, Francis, 11, and Christabel, seven (pictured in 2017)

Done and dusted: On Thursday, it was announced that Lily, 31, has split from Matt Smith, 37, for good after a failed attempt to rekindle their relationship in lockdown following an on-off five year romance (pictured in 2015)

Dating: Lily was linked to Hollywood actor Chris Evans back in July when they partied together and took a walk in a London park

Done and dusted: On Thursday, it was announced that Lily, 31, has split from Matt Smith, 37, for good after a failed attempt to rekindle their relationship in lockdown following an on-off five year romance (pictured in 2015) 

Role: Dominic is best known for playing Noah Solloway in Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson)

Role: Dominic is best known for playing Noah Solloway in Showtime drama, The Affair, which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between his character and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson)

Working together: Lily and Dominic are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel The Pursuit Of Love for the BBC featuring Emily Beecham & Andrew Scott - filming began in July

Connection: The three part romantic comedy-drama about love and friendship is filming on location in the Bristol and Bath area and at The Bottle Yard Studios

Working together: Lily and Dominic are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel The Pursuit Of Love for the BBC featuring Emily Beecham & Andrew Scott - filming began in July 

Happy anniversary: In July, Glin Castle in Ireland shared a throwback picture of Dominic's wedding on their Instagram account, ten years on

Happy anniversary: In July, Glin Castle in Ireland shared a throwback picture of Dominic's on their Instagram account, ten years on 

Dominic kept things simple in a light blue shirt and blue jeans worn with New Balance trainers.  

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for both Dominic West and Lily James.  

The pair are set to star in Emily Mortimer’s adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel The Pursuit Of Love for the BBC featuring Emily Beecham & Andrew Scott and filming began in July. 

Safety first: The pair kept their masks on throughout the day in keeping with Italian rules and regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic

Safety first: The pair kept their masks on throughout the day in keeping with Italian rules and regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic 

Tender: Dominic placed his hand on the small of Lily's back as the Downton star took yet more snaps

Tender: Dominic placed his hand on the small of Lily's back as the Downton star took yet more snaps 

Whizzing around: Lily looked incredible wearing a pretty floral summery dress which had a split going up the front and cream Yves Saint Laurent espadrilles as she rode around the streets with the actor

Whizzing around: Lily looked incredible wearing a pretty floral summery dress which had a split going up the front and cream Yves Saint Laurent espadrilles as she rode around the streets with the actor

Multi-tasking: She found time to check her phone as she and Dominic took in the sights

Multi-tasking: She found time to check her phone as she and Dominic took in the sights

Saving the cash? Dominic took control throughout the day as they decided not to order two scooters for their tour

Casual: Dominic kept things simple in a light blue shirt and blue jeans worn with New Balance trainers

Saving the cash? Dominic took control throughout the day as they decided not to order two scooters for their tour 

Check that out: The pair were very touchy-feely as Dominic pointed out a few things to his companion

Check that out: The pair were very touchy-feely as Dominic pointed out a few things to his companion

The three part romantic comedy-drama about love

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