Stephen Fry Marries Less Than Two Weeks After His Engagement

British actor and presenter Stephen Fry has officially married his partner, Elliot Spencer, less than two weeks after revealing the couple planned to wed. The Guardian has revealed that Fry posted a picture on Twitter of him and partner Spencer, 27, signing a marriage register – thought to be in a register office in Dereham, Norfolk – with this accompanying caption.

“Gosh. @ElliotGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing.”

The Telegraph announced that Mr. Spencer, who is a stand-up comedian, re-tweeted Fry’s post, and almost immediately, many of Fry’s 8.5 million followers congratulated Fry and Spencer on the social media platform.

The photograph shows Stephen Fry, dressed in a grey suit and a multicolored striped tie, gazing and smiling affectionately at Mr. Spencer as the couple sign the register. Mr. Spencer donned a dark suit and shirt with a blue tie for the happy occasion.

BBC News reports that Fry and Spencer have been in a relationship since last year. Fry, who has spoken openly about his struggles with drug abuse and depression in the past, has largely kept his love life private. It’s thought he separated from a long-term partner five years ago.

Fry also tweeted that the couple’s wedding was witnessed by a mini Oscar Wilde, and a small doll can be seen on the table as the couple sign the register.

As can be seen in Stephen Fry’s tweet, he uses the hashtag #greencarnations. This is a further reference to Oscar Wilde, whose followers in the 19th century would wear a green carnation. Wilde was famously imprisoned in Reading Jail for gross indecency as a result of his affair with the son of the Marquis of Queensberry in 1895. Fry once played Oscar Wilde in one of his most famous acting roles. One of Fry’s followers replied to his tweet, calling him a modern day Oscar Wilde.

Stephen Fry’s former comedy partner, Hugh Laurie, was one of many people to take to Twitter to congratulate the couple.

Laurie said, “Bloody hell It’s happened… Love and happiness to all.”

News that Stephen Fry planned to marry Mr. Spencer only emerged 11 days ago.

Fry wrote on Twitter at the time, “Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag. I’m very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!”

It may be that Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer brought their wedding plans forward in an attempt to secure some privacy on their big day. We wish them every happiness.

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