Rami Malek has confirmed that he is in a relationship with his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton.

The couple had been rumoured to be dating after playing on-screen lovers Freddie Mercury and his first girlfriend Mary Austin in the biopic about the Queen singer.

Mr Robot star Malek has now publicly spoken about his girlfriend for the first time, calling her "my love" while accepting an award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Film Awards Gala in California.

While collecting his Breakthrough Performance award at the ceremony, he said: "Thank you, Lucy Boynton.

"You have been my ally, my confidant, you are my love.

"I appreciate you so much."

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

Malek and Boynton had been rumoured to be dating for months now having been pictured walking while holding hands.

Bohemian Rhapsody became the highest-grossing music biopic in cinema history after it generated more than $600m worldwide at the box office. 

In Sunday's Golden Globes, the film has been nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama, while Malek has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama.

Bohemian Rhapsody also received two nominations at the SAG (or Screen Actors Guild) Awards, with Malek once more nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, while the entire cast is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

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