Robert Redford has said that his marriage to second wife Sibylle Szaggars in 2009 has changed his life for the better.

In an interview with AARP The Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival creator revealed that his spouse has brought him an renewed sense of joy.

The 74-year-old said: "She's a very special person. She's younger than I am [in her early 50s], and European, which I like, so that's a whole new life."

The two-time Oscar winning actor and director added that, despite his age, he still likes to work out: "I ride horses, ski, play pretty hard tennis...I still have energy. When that starts to shut down, I might start to think about age".