London: Actress Keira Knightley has married Klaxons star James Righton in a ceremony held in the south of France, BBC reported. The couple, who has been dating since 2011, wed in front of about 10 people in Mazan, Provence, close to where the bride's family has a holiday home.
The short service was followed by a reception for family and friends, reported to have included Righton's bandmates and actress Sienna Miller. Knightley, 28, announced her engagement to Righton, 29, last year. "Keira was a charming bride, very modest and simple in her attitude, as was James," Mayor Aime Navello told the Daily Mail. "I got the impression that it was a very moving experience for both of them."
In an interview, Knightley earlier said she did not want an extravagant wedding. "We're not 'big wedding' types. I don't need to have all that. I'm just trying to enjoy the engagement bit. My parents are together after 40 years. The fights are there, but they love each other. It's not like the first three months, the first two years... whatever it is, but I think it gets more interesting, or I hope so," she said.
The actress, who was Oscar-nominated for her performance in 2005's Pride and Prejudice, rose to fame with Bend it like Beckham. Films like Love Actually and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise made her international star. She also won critical acclaim for her performances in films like Atonement, A Dangerous Method and Anna Karenina. Whereas singer and keyboard player James Righton has performed with rock band the Klaxons since 2005. The group won a Mercury Music Prize in 2007 for their debut album Myths Of The Near Future. IANS
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Keira, James Relationship
Actress Keira Knightley began dating James Righton in late February 2011. The couple got engaged in May 2012. They wanted the ceremony in southern France to be low-key.
Keira, James Opted For A Secret Wedding
Actress Keira Knightley kept her wedding so secret she didn't even tell her bridegroom's parents. So they told guests they were just coming to a party to celebrate the couple's plans to get hitched. "We were only told to turn up the night before," The Sun quotes musician James' dad Nicholas as saying.
Just 11 People Attend Keira-James Wedding
Just 11 people saw Keira Knightley, 28, and James Righton, 29, tie the knot in the small Provence town of Mazan. Guests included actress Sienna Miller and members of James' indie band.
Keira-James Wedding Was Followed By A Party
Keira Knightley and James Righton, both wearing sunglasses, skipped out of the town hall after Saturday's ceremony, which was followed by a party at Keira's £1.9m farmhouse that went on until dawn to a string of 1980s and 90s hits.