Calm down, dear! It’s only Michael Winner’s wedding…

Death Wish film director has married for the first time aged 75


Legendary film director, raconteur and restaurant critic Michael Winner has married his fiancée at a ceremony in London.


The 75-year-old tied the knot with Geraldine Lynton-Edwards, 70, at Chelsea Register Office just before 2pm today following a four-year engagement.

The couple first met over 50 years ago, when Geraldine was just 16.

Winner announced his impending nuptials this morning on Twitter in typically laconic style, tweeting: “Good morning. May not tweet much today, rather busy, getting married 1:30pm Chelsea Registry Office.”

The notice came amid a flurry of messages, in which the film-maker also declared that he would not wear a wedding ring.

He admitted it felt “terrifying but wonderful” to be married after decades as a committed bachelor, allegedly having had around 130 affairs in his lifetime.

The newlyweds plan to honeymoon in Portofino on the Italian Riviera, a location Winner knows well as a regular at celebrity resort The Hotel Splendido.

“I turn 76 in October and I have never been anywhere near marriage before. It took a long time for a bit of common sense to enter my befuddled brain,” said Winner this August.

“I think she’s very pleased. After a while, when someone is that close to you and you love them, the question is: ‘If you love me, why aren’t we married?'”


Winner, who has directed over 30 films, including the Death Wish series, also blogged a message for his fans: “Thanks to all of you who have so kindly sent good wishes. Nice to know I have lovely people on Twitter supporting me.”