Harvey Keitel ties the knot

Jerusalem - Hollywood star Harvey Keitel chose a rooftop with a stunning view of Jerusalem's walled Old City as the scene for his wedding to Israeli-born actress Dafna Gesner.

Wearing a casual black suit and no tie, Keitel escorted Gesner along cobblestones to the private ceremony on Sunday night at the Beit Shmuel hall. On the roof of the simple, modern structure, the two exchanged vows with a backdrop of the honey-coloured stones of the Old City's Tower of David, lit up by floodlights.

"Very efficient guys here," Keitel said half-jokingly as security guards quickly ushered the couple by a crowd of photographers. Press was kept out of the ceremony.

Keitel is in Israel to promote his new movie "The Grey Zone" at the Haifa film festival. The star of such movies as "Taxi Driver" and "Reservoir Dogs" wrote and produced this feature about Jews forced to work in the Auschwitz crematorium during World War II.

Keitel, 62, plays a Nazi officer in the movie. Other stars in the film include Mira Sorvino, Steve Buscemi and David Arquette.

"I'm happy to be in Israel," Keitel said before the wedding. "Thanks for welcoming us." - AP

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