Stephen Fry, our favorite multi-hyphenate Jewish British cultural icon, married his partner, 27-year-old Elliot Spencer, in a civil ceremony on Saturday.
The legendary actor-writer-intellectual-comedian, who is 57, tweeted the news yesterday, along with a picture of the couple signing the marriage register:
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 17, 2015
The grooms both wore green carnations, in honor of the writer Oscar Wilde, who adopted the trend in the late 19th century (his fans and acolytes soon followed suit). Fry—who bears an uncanny resemblance to Wilde—portrayed the famous gay playwright in the 1997 biopic, Wilde.
Congratulations immediately rolled in from the four corners of the Twitterverse, including House star Hugh Laurie, who tweeted, “Bloody hell it’s happened! @ElliottGSpencer has made an honest man of m’col. Love and happiness to all!!” (Together, the two actors made up the eponymous 1990s comedy powerhouse, Fry & Laurie). Let us add our voices to the chorus: Mazal tov!
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