Dawn French marries Mike Bignell
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 April 2013
Dawn French has married for a second time, wedding therapist Mike Bignell in a secret ceremony over the weekend
Dawn French has re-married in secret.
The 'Vicar of Dibley' star - who divorced ex-husband Lenny Henry in 2010 after 25 years of marriage - wed therapist Mark Bignell in an intimate ceremony on Saturday (20.04.13) following a 16 month courtship.
The 55-year-old actress invited a small handful of guests to the special occasion, including comedy partner Jennifer Saunders, which took place near Dawn's home in the small seaside town of Fowey in south Cornwall.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was an incredible wedding and Dawn looked beautiful and didn't stop smiling all day.
"There was a lovely ceremony at a hotel overlooking the sea and later people watched the sun go down as they enjoyed the first drinks of the evening. The weather was unbelievable for April. It was a perfect day for a perfect couple."
Dawn reportedly hired the entire Fowey Hall hotel for her big day, where 70 guests - also including comic Kathy Burke and screenwriter Richard Curtis - are thought to have enjoyed a musical performance from singer Alison Moyet, who sang a medley of her hits especially for Dawn.
The 'French and Saunders' comedienne's 21-year-old daughter Billie - who she adopted with Lenny during their marriage - is also said to have performed at the ceremony.
Dawn met 49-year-old Mark - who runs Hamoaze House, a charity that helps recovering drug addicts - in 2012 and previously admitted she didn't expect to find love again following her first marriage.
She said: "I definitely didn't think I would meet someone else. I was enjoying time to myself. Then of course that is when I met him."