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 Sunday, 15 December, 2002, 12:07 GMT
Crowe to wed girlfriend
Russell Crowe and girlfriend Danielle Spencer
Spencer is trying to launch a music career in Australia
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has proposed to his Australian girlfriend Danielle Spencer and the pair will marry next year.

Spencer agreed to marry Crowe - who carried the ring around for a month before building up the courage to propose - as the couple shared a meal at their favourite Sydney restaurant.

But the Oscar-winning actor first made sure he had her father's approval, calling him two days before.

"Their families are thrilled," said Crowe's publicist, Wendy Day.

Danielle Spencer and Russell Crowe
The pair will wed next year
"It's very romantic. Russell is thrilled that Danielle is going to be his wife."

The pair plan to marry in mid to late 2003.

"I feel a great need to wake up with her as many days of my life as I can," Crowe said in a message posted on his rock band's website, www.gruntland.com.

The 38-year-old actor headed straight for Spencer's Sydney harbourside apartment with dozens of white roses when he returned to Australia in November.

At the time he said he was trying to escape massive levels of stress.

Crowe, who won an Academy Award for best actor in Gladiator in 2001, was reportedly involved in a London restaurant brawl last month.

He was also involved in a row with a TV executive after collecting his best actor Bafta for A Beautiful Mind in February.

Crowe was said to have confronted Malcolm Gerrie, whose company - Initial Productions - made the Bafta programme for the BBC, because his quote from Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh's poem Sanctity had been dropped.

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