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George Clooney wants UK retirement

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George Clooney wants UK retirement

George Clooney wants to retire in the UK.

The 54-year-old actor and his wife Amal, who tied the knot in September 2014 following a four-month engagement, snapped up a country house in Berkshire, south east England, 14 months ago and, while he was born and raised in the US, the hunk is keen to spend the latter years of his life in Britain.

Asked if he's planning to make a permanent move from Los Angeles, George told OK! magazine: "Not in the near future. But in the long run that's a house where I can imagine living with my wife and getting old and grey. When I speak about old and grey, I'm only referring to myself."

The couple are reportedly desperate to start a family and believe now would be the perfect time as Amal has started easing off her workload as a human rights lawyer.

A source said recently: "They decided that it would be the right time. Amal isn't taking on extra work at the moment and just continuing with the cases she has. This is something they really want."

The Oscar winner got the urge to start a family with his beautiful wife after spending time with some of Amal's friends and their children.

The insider added: "[He] loves the relationships his friends have with their kids. George is ready for this step and he thinks that Amal will be a great mother."

But the 'Gravity' star hasn't always also been keen on the idea as he claimed last year having kids wasn't high on his list of priorities.

Speaking in May, he said: "I mean, I've thought about it, I suppose. But I haven't really - it hasn't been high on my list of ... I've been asked it a lot lately because I've gotten married and I'm doing a movie with kids in it..."