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Alan Cumming, Boyfriend Marry in Civil Ceremony Outside London

Alan Cumming married illustrator Grant Shaffer in a civil ceremony outside London over the weekend, the actor's spokeswoman, Bianca Bianconi, said Tuesday.

"Not only are we so happy to be able to celebrate our love for each other, but also to be able to do it in a country that properly recognizes the rights of same sex couples," Cumming, 41, said in a statement released by Bianconi.

"As residents of America we would have loved to marry there, but we hope that soon the civil rights that we have been afforded in the U.K. will be available to all gay Americans, and we look forward to celebrating not only our marriage, but the end of prejudice."

The couple, who had been dating two years, were married Sunday at the Old Royal Naval College in the town of Greenwich, Bianconi said. Among the 140 guests were Ian McKellen, Geri Halliwell, Rufus Wainwright, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Monica Lewinsky.

Cumming, who was born in Scotland, was previously married to actress Hilary Lyon. They were divorced in 1993.

He has starred in films including "Circle of Friends," "Spy Kids" and "X2: X-Men United." He won a Tony Award in 1998 for his role as the Master of Ceremonies in the musical "Cabaret."