So, Keeley Hawes and Matthew Macfayden have a new dog… (Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Clifford the Big Red Dog has nothing Keeley Hawes and Matthew MacFadyen's new puppy.

The Bodyguard actress, 47, and her Succession star husband of 19 years, 49, are now proud adoptive parents to a four-legged friend — be warned because the photo is quite creepy.

Keeley and Matthew already have adorable fluffy puppy Buster, but now there's a new addition, courtesy of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

A photo shared by the Vicar of Dibley star shows just how big he is, as Keeley can be seen hugging Buster in the background as her new dog steals the spotlight.

The actress can't help but laugh in the wholesome photo as the gargantuan animal stands with its paws on the table, looking straight into the camera.

She wrote in the caption: “She captioned the photo: 'Thank you, Battersea, for the newest member of our family. We couldn't love her more. Buster is recovering.

Keeley Hawes and Matthew MacFadyen's new dog

The new addition is already showing everyone who's boss! (Photo: Instagram)
The couple are big dog lovers (Photo: Instagram)

Following the comments, dog lovers became obsessed.

“Amazing, congratulations guys,” wrote Sex Education star Connor Swindells.

'You have a giant teddy bear and I'm in love!!', commented Jo Elvin.

Instagram user Ed Perkins joked: 'Looks like she's about to take your details and ask you to sit in the waiting room 😂'

Noticing Buster's shocked expression in the background, Tessa White wrote: 'Buster is like… Excuse me? I have questions 😂'

Battersea also left a kind comment, thanking the couple for adopting the dog, whose name has not yet been released.

'Congratulations on your new family member! 🥰 Thank you for giving her a loving home. We look forward to seeing updates 💙', the team wrote.

Keeley's latest role required an image transformation as she played Cassandra Austen in a BBC adaptation of Gill Hornby's novel Miss Austen (Photo: PA)
The Line of Duty star normally has choppy blonde hair (Photo:

Keeley has been an outspoken supporter of Battersea for some time, having documented her visits to the rescue centre.

In June, the TV star shared a series of cute photos from her day visiting cats and dogs, snuggling with the cutest puppies and chatting with staff.

Her caption read: 'A huge thank you to Jane and Carly and all the amazing team at @battersea for taking the time to show me the wonderful work you do 💙

'So lucky to have spent the morning with the amazing vets, nurses and volunteers who do such an incredible job caring for these precious puppies!'

Keeley can now be seen on TV screens The BBC's star-studded production of Miss Austen.

Based on Gill Hornby's best-selling novel, the adaptation sees Keeley star as Cassandra Austen, who discovers a cache of Jane Austen's private letters after her death.

The role required Keeley to undergo a major transformation, as she traded in her sleek golden bob for a brunette bob to match the 19th century.

Although Keeley is best known for roles in series such as Line of Duty and Ashes To Ashes, she doesn't plan on acting forever.

Speaking last year, at the age of 46, she suggested retiring after racking up some brilliant credits under her belt.

She said about her work for The Mail On Sunday's You Magazine: 'I loved it, I was very lucky, but in recent years, like a lot of people, you think: “God, life is short and you're only here once” – if you believe that, what do I do – and there may be other paths to explore.

'I'll be 50 in a minute. There may be other things for me.

Keeley went on to share how she has been involved in vital work to improve the quality of the acting industry and change the landscape for up-and-coming artists.

'I have witnessed and reported racism, misogyny, sexism, harassment and bullying. No one would have been able to do this 20 years ago for fear of losing their job or being seen as difficult.'

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