Keira Knightley Marries Klaxons Keyboardist James Righton
Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has married James Righton, a founding member of Mercury Music Prize-winning group the Klaxons, in a low-key wedding ceremony in southern France.
The couple, who have been dating since 2011 and got engaged last year, were reportedly wed in Mazan, Provence, near to where the bride's family has a holiday home.
Mayor Aime Navello told the Associated Press he married them at the town hall on Saturday. Navello read the service in French and the couple responded in French and English.
Knightley’s star rose with her role in the 2002 British feel-good film "Bend it like Beckham," which she followed-up with the "Pirates of the Caribbean! franchise and 2005's "Pride and Prejudice," for which she received an Oscar-nomination.
Righton is keyboard player for the Klaxons, the alternative rock group who surprised many observers to win Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize in 2007 for their debut album, “Myths of the Near Future,” beating out the likes of Amy Winehouse and Bat For Lashes. The so-called “new rave” group arrived on the scene with a style which merged “indie” with “techno” and had an unexpected hit with “It’s Not Over Yet,” a cover of the 1995 house classic by Grace.