'Lord Of The Rings' Star Billy Boyd Marries Ali McKinnon
Love continued to linger in the air Wednesday (December 29) as Billy Boyd, best known as Pippin the hobbit in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Ali McKinnon.
Though he earned international fame and legions of fans for a quest for a different One Ring, The Evening Times reports Boyd kept the wedding very small and intimate.
Boyd and McKinnon met in 2002 at a pantomime (British winter musical comedy theater) she was appearing in. The two have a 4-year-old son, Jack, and have been living together in Glasgow's West End for several years.
The Evening Times reports the two were married at Oran Mor, just around the corner from their home. The venue sounds like something straight out of Middle Earth, but it's actually a converted church that was turned into a cultural center including a couple of restaurants and bars, a nightclub and, of course, a beautiful private-events space.
Oran Mor wedding coordinator Louise Turner said she'd met with the couple a few times and "they have been lovely to deal with." She said only 30 friends and family members attended the ceremony, and the reception was planned for about 160. "It's not a massive bash, and it will be quite intimate," Turner said.
The "Rings" cast has stayed close since the premiere of "Return of the King" in 2003, and the U.K.'s Daily Mail posted a picture of Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan flanking the happy groom at the ceremony.
In addition to his role in the three "Lord of the Rings" films, Boyd won acclaim for his roles in "The Stone of Destiny," "The Flying Scotsman" and "On a Clear Day." He was named Britain's most eligible bachelor, placing ahead of Prince William, who [article id="1652352"]got engaged[/article] this year.
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