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VIDEO: Dawn French 'Marries Again' In Cornwall
9:41am 22nd April 2013
(Updated 9:41am 22nd April 2013)
Dawn French has married her partner Mark Bignell in Cornwall, it has been reported.
The Vicar Of Dibley actress is believed to have had a hotel wedding with celebrity guests including Jennifer Saunders and Kathy Burke.
Depending on which paper you read about it in, it either happened in Fowey or Mawgan Porth.
Journalists are split over whether it happened in Fowey Hall, which is described on its website as "one of the most impressive family hotels in Cornwall" and "sophisticated yet uncomplicated, luxurious yet laid back, grand yet comfy" or The Scarlet at Mawgan Porth, which calls itself a "luxury eco hotel."
Some celebrities book multiple locations for events in order to confuse photographers trying to grab pictures.
Mawgan Porth newsagent Judith Kirk has told Pirate FM something was definitely hapenning there on Saturday night: "There was a lot of security present, like security men patrolling the cliff tops first thing in the morning.
"It was nice to see a celebrity like that doing something like this in Mawgan Porth - which is superb really.
"People at the hotel were sworn to secrecy. They weren't allowed to tell anybody who was there and it came out, I think, on Sunday afternoon that it was Dawn French."
She has reportedly been seeing Mr Bignell, the CEO of a drug rehabilitation charity, for about a year-and-a-half.
French was married fellow comedian Lenny Henry, but they divorced in 2010.
Henry and French met on the alternative comedy circuit of the early 1980s.
They married in London in October 1984 and have an adopted daughter, Billie.
Speaking on Radio 4's Desert Islands Discs last year, she talked about the end of her marriage to Henry, saying: "Those last few months were pretty much like the first few months, we were good friends."
She added: "It was a tribute to the way we'd been married the way we accomplished it."
French's spokesman could not be contacted, while a Fowey Hall representative declined to comment.
While French is best known for her comedy partnership with Saunders, she has been a hit with TV audiences around the world as Reverend Boadicea Geraldine Kennedy in The Vicar Of Dibley.
But Dawn and Mark could be spending the first for months of their marriage living apart - unless Mark wants to move to Oz.
Last month she announced she would be joining former Spice Girl Melanie Brown on the judging panel of Australia's Got Talent.
You can see her wedding beach firework display here, courtesy of Lesley Lightfoot from Magic Cove Touring Park at Mawgan Porth...9:41am 22nd April 2013
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