LATEST: Chicken Run actress Julia Sawalha is taking legal action over claims she secretly married comedian boyfriend Alan Davies over Christmas (DEC03).

The 35-year-old star - who also plays SAFFRON in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - issued a furious statement through the couple's publicists to deny the story and warn they will be taking the matter to court.

The statement reads, "Alan Davies and Julia Sawalha do not discuss their private lives in the media.

"However, they would wish their family, friends and others to know that, contrary to recent reports in a number of newspapers, they are neither married nor engaged.

"Appropriate action is being take against newspapers that have published totally inaccurate stories about them."

In the articles written by a number of British tabloids, Davies' father is quoted expressing his joy at the news.

06/01/2004 17:55