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Last Updated: Friday, 7 September 2007, 14:27 GMT 15:27 UK
Kingsley weds Brazilian actress
Sir Ben Kingsley
Sir Ben Kingsley won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gandhi
Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley has married his fourth wife, Brazilian actress Daniela Barbosa de Carneiro, his publicist has confirmed.

The 63-year-old wed Barbosa, 34, in a private ceremony in Oxfordshire attended by close friends and family.

The couple are now at the Toronto Film Festival, where Sir Ben is also shooting The Love Guru with Mike Myers.

The actor said: "It is a perfectly-balanced relationship, which like scales, includes its swings."


The pair, who have been together since February 2006, celebrated their marriage with a reception in the garden of their home in Spelsbury, also in Oxfordshire.

Sir Ben, who won an Academy Award for his role as Gandhi, said the marriage ceremony and celebration was "blissfully private and beautiful".

"We had a lovely lunch on the lawn. It was very simple and very happy," he added.

Speaking of his new wife, the film star said: "Without sounding pompous, she looks like a combination of ancient Egypt and ancient Rome.

"I love mythology and Shakespeare and so does she. We have that connection."

Barbosa - who will now be known as Lady Kingsley - has been seen in a number of minor TV roles, including parts in Casualty, EastEnders and Ali G Indahouse.

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