British screen star Kenneth Branagh has secretly wed girlfriend LINDSAY BRUNNOCK.

The couple exchanged vows at a "small, private" ceremony at the weekend (24/25MAY03), according to THE MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING star's publicist.

He and his new bride are now enjoying their honeymoon at an undisclosed location.

Branagh started dating art director Brunnock two years ago (01) on the set of the SHACKLETON - a drama for British TV network CHANNEL 4.

It is the second marriage for Branagh - his first, to actress EMMA THOMPSON, ended in 1996. He then had a long romance with his Frankenstein co-star Helena Bonham Carter but they split in 1999.

27/05/2003 16:51