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Oscar-winner reveals 'secret marriage'

Tim Wedgwood

BBC News

Oscar-winner Rachel Shenton has revealed she secretly married her fiance Chris Overton after the Academy Awards this year.

Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton
Kevin Winter

The 30-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, wrote and starred in the short film The Silent Child alongside then six-year-old Maisie Sly, while Overton directed it.

Shenton, who met her husband while appearing alongside him in Hollyoaks, told The Sun Online that they tied the knot at a "very private event" not long after the Oscars.

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