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Stephen Fry to marry partner Elliott Spencer

2015-01-06

Stephen Fry is set to marry his partner Elliott Spencer.

The actor, presenter and comedian confirmed he is to be married to 27-year-old Spencer after the news emerged in The Sun newspaper, joking that there was now "fat chance" of a private wedding. The couple formally gave notice at Fry's local registry in Dereham, Norfolk, according to documents dated 23 December. While the date has not been set, the pair are expected to wed sometime in the next year before the notice expires. The 57-year-old was first pictured with Spencer in November, but it is understood that the pair have been romantically involved since last summer. stephen fry Photo: Quintessentially Foundation/Facebook A source told The Sun that his new partner has given Fry a "new lust for life" following bouts of depression and a highly-publicised suicide attempt in 2012, adding: "He has found new hope in Elliott and they thrive off one another." "Stephen and Elliott get on brilliantly together, the source said. "It’s fantastic to see Stephen with a smile on his face again. "He has been very, very open about his battles with drugs and depression. Elliott seems to have given him the confidence to live his life again. It’s great to have the old Stephen back." Fry added he was "deeply touched" by the messages of support he'd been sent, thanking well-wishers for their "kind congratulations". More stories: Freddie Fox teases 'Cucumber' character: 'He's been hard-wired to f**k' Four erectile dysfunction myths debunked