Stage and screen star John Barrowman and his longtime partner Scott Gill on Tuesday tied the knot in California.

Barrowman, who is best known for playing Captain Jack Harkness on the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood, released a brief video announcing the couple's plans.

“We're getting married in the state of California,” says Barrowman in the video recorded inside a car.

“Thank you Supreme Court. About time you made it legal,” he adds with a thumbs up.

“Yay!” he shouts, then reaches for a kiss from Gill. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

A couple of hours later, Barrowman, who holds both British and American citizenship, tweeted, “We are now legally married. Thanks for all your great wishes,” along with a photo of the happy couple holding a California marriage certificate.

California on Friday became the 13th state to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples following a Supreme Court ruling which paved the way.

(Related: Gay couples can marry in California; Ninth Circuit lifts Prop 8 stay.)

Barrowman and Gill met in 1993 at the Chichester Festival Theatre where Barrowman was performing. They entered a UK civil partnership in 2006.