Stephen Fry marries partner Elliott G. Spencer

Actor Stephen Fry poses for pictures on the red carpet as he arrives for the U.K. premiere of "Life of Pi" in London on Dec. 3, 2012.
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Actor-comedian Stephen Fry has married partner Elliott G. Spencer in eastern England.

The 57-year-old Fry sent a tweet to his 8 million followers on Saturday, announcing that he had tied the knot.

Well-wishers tweeted their congratulations on Sunday.

Fry announced his plans earlier this month to wed 27-year-old Spencer at the register office in Dereham, eastern England.

Fry gained fame in the 1980s in a comedy duo with Hugh Laurie, and is one of Britain's best-known television presenters. He has written novels and volumes of memoir, acted in films including "The Hobbit" series and appeared onstage in London and New York in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."