Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have sparked speculation they are about to become husband and wife after reportedly obtaining a marriage licence.

The screen stars were spotted at the Los Angeles County Recorders Office on Tuesday (16Oct12) and E! News reports the couple took out a licence to allow them to wed.

Wood and Billy Elliot star Bell, who have not commented on the report, dated for a year before splitting in the mid-2000s, but they rekindled their romance last summer (11).

Earlier this year (12), the couple prompted speculation they had married in secret when they were spotted with wedding bands on their fingers.