A DOWNTON Abbey star has stunned fans by revealing her pregnancy with her blossoming baby bump at the Venice Film Festival.

Jessica Brown Findlay, best known for her role as Lady Sybil in the period drama, cradled her belly in her arms on the red carpet.

The actress, 32, who underwent four rounds of IVF treatment, revealed she and her husband Ziggy Heath had finally fallen pregnant.

She looked stunning in a long black gown as she showed off her blossoming bump at the international film festival on Saturday.

Jessica, who has also appeared in BBC drama Harlots, cradled her bump in the strapless dress, which was covered in shiny beading detailing and paired with long leather gloves.

Wearing high black heels, the star completed her look with simple silver jewellery, letting her brunette hair trail down her back.


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She also sported a glamorous palette of make-up, including a dark smoky eye and a bright red lipstick.

Elsewhere, Jessica showed off her bump in a second glamorous dress; this time dressing up in pink as she placed a loving hand on her belly.

She pulled her hair back into a sleek up-do, while the neon material flowed gently down over her growing baby bump.

Jessica had been undergoing IVF treatment alongside her husband, sharing her fertility struggles on Instagram earlier this year.

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She told her fans she had been taking hormone injections at home in preparation for the treatment.

"IVF has made me even more aware of just how much women are capable of and what we can achieve whilst going through pain and heart break," she wrote to her fans.

"Your body is not the enemy. Love it. No matter what. Sending love and support to every woman I have ever met and all the ones I haven’t but know what this is."

Jessica and her husband Ziggy tied the knot in 2020 – in a low key wedding with just their close friends in attendance.

The celebrity couple met on the set of BBC period drama Harlots.

Jessica was previously cast as Lady Sybil Crawley in Julian Fellowes' period drama series Downton Abbey.

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She decided to leave the show after the third series to pursue other projects and and her character was killed off in childbirth.

The success of Downton in the UK and around the world got her noticed and she was cast alongside Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe in the film Winter’s Tale.

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