British actor SIR ANTHONY SHER 'married' theatre director GREG DORAN, in one of England's first same sex civil partnerships yesterday.

On the same day SIR Elton John and David Furnish tied the knot in Windsor, the Shakespeare In Love actor sealed his relationship with theatre director Doran at Islington Town Hall in north London.

Sher, 56, said, "It's wonderful, it's a little bit of history being made.

"I feel very proud this is happening in this country and that we can be part of the very first group to have done it."