Sir Ben Kinglsey, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Mahatama Gandhi, has secretly married a Brazilian actress little more than half his age.
This is Ben's fourth marriage. Ben, 63, married 34-year-old Daniela Barbose de Carneiro at a secret ceremony on Monday in the presence of just a dozen guests at Eynsham Hall, a few kms from his Oxfordshire home at Spelsbury.
The couple had been dating for a year after being introduced by mutual friends in Hollywood. Instead of going on a honeymoon, Daniela will accompany Sir Ben on the shoot of his new film The Love Guru in Canada.
In an interview to The Daily Telegraph, Sir Ben dismissed their age difference and spoke effusively about his young bride.
"It is a perfectly balanced relationship, which like scales, includes its swings," he was quoted as saying by the paper.
"Without sounding pompous, she looks like a combination of ancient Egypt and ancient Rome," the veteran said.
Speaking about the wedding ceremony, Sir Ben said: "It was blissfully private and beautiful. Then we came to Spelsbury and there were readings by friends."
The actor said he was planning a bigger party in the near future, to which family and friends would be invited, including his children.
After the ceremony the couple was taken to London in a black limousine for dinner at The Ivy, the paper reported.
Daniela's roles have, so far, been confined to walk-on parts in several British television series, including Casualty.