The Australian actor and the Dutch actress confirmed the news exclusively with PEOPLE

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Updated March 19, 2016 09:45 AM

Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten are expecting their first child together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

Dutch actress Houten, who portrays Melisandre on Game of Thrones, is currently starring in the film, Race, about track star Jesse Owens’ historic wins in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The 39-year-old is also a singer and has released two albums — 2012’s See You on the Ice and 2006’s Black Book.

Pearce, 48, currently stars in Australian TV series Jack Irish and will portray F. Scott Fitzgerald in the upcoming film, Genius, which will be released in July. His cult film, Memento, celebrated its 15th anniversary on March 16.

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Reps for both confirmed the news to PEOPLE.

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