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Stephen Fry marries partner Elliott G. Spencer

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."