Dawn French marries partner Mark Bignell in romantic ceremony

Dawn French marries partner Mark Bignell in romantic ceremony
Comedienne Dawn French, 55, has married partner Mark Bignell, 50, after a year of dating. The couple swapped their vows during an intimate ceremony held in the pretty coastal town of Newquay in Cornwall.

There, the Vicar of Dibley star rented out rented out the exclusive Scarlet Hotel to house guests including singer Alison Moyet, filmmaker Richard Curtis and comedy partner Jennifer Saunders.

Dawn”s daughter Billie, her child with ex-husband Lenny Henry, was also present to watch her mum re-marry.

An insider told the Daily Mail the nuptials were a “very classy and understated affair”, adding, “The hotel looked stunning. They had rented out the whole place exclusively for the weekend.

“The wedding was up in the lounge with the white leather seats, looking out over the water.

“At about 9.30pm everyone went outside and watched fireworks from the hotel. They were on the beach below, big shells that went up to 400ft high in all different colours.”

Dawn was married to fellow comedian Lenny Henry, 54, for 25 years but the couple split in 2010. Dawn has gone on to reinvent herself since their separation, famously shedding eight stone.

She then found love again with Mark Bignell, who heads up a drug rehabilitation charity founded by Dawn”s late mother.

The star recently said of her new husband, “I started to claim my life back. It”s a life with him.”