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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 May, 2003, 16:09 GMT 17:09 UK
Branagh marries in secret
Kenneth Branagh and Lucy Brunnock
Branagh met Lucy Brunnock on the set of Shackleton
Actor Kenneth Branagh has married his girlfriend Lindsay Brunnock in a secret ceremony.

The star confirmed he tied the knot at the weekend and is now enjoying his honeymoon at an undisclosed location.

His publicist said the wedding was a "small, private" affair and no other details were released.

Branagh, 42, was previously married to fellow actor Emma Thompson but they split in 1996.

He then had a long relationship with Helena Bonham Carter, with whom he worked on the film Frankenstein.


The star met art director Brunnock on the set of the Channel 4 drama Shackleton two years ago as Branagh was playing the adventurer Ernest Shackleton.

Branagh is fiercely protective of his private life and has not spoken about the courtship of his new wife.

He is best-known for his Shakespearean roles such as directing and starring in Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing.

But he recently reached a new audience playing the vain professor Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

One labour of love for Branagh was directing the West End production The Play What I Wrote, a tribute to Morecombe and Wise, which featured a celebrity guest appearance every evening.

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