Academy and BAFTA award winners Sir Sean Connery and Kevin Spacey led the way as a host of big names turned out at Flushing Meadows in New York to cheer Andy Murray to victory.

The 25-year-old beat defending champion and world number two Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-6 (10-8), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 to win the US Open and become the first Briton to clinch a Grand Slam singles title since Fred Perry in 1936. The match lasted 4 hours 54 minutes, tying the record for the longest US Open final in history.

A strong British contingent comprising Connery, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Alex Ferguson, Andrew Garfield and Jack Huston were present at the Arthur Ashe stadium, along with Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears, to cheer the Scot.

Murray has been dating Sears for some time now and according to reports, they are scheduled to get married in 2013. Djokovic's girlfriend Jelena Ristic was also in attendance at the final to support the Serb.

The 82-year-old Connery danced and led the celebrations when Murray clinched victory, while American Beauty star Spacey also stood up and applauded.

Twitter reaction to Murray's win

Eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi: "Well deserved...Congratulations to the #USOPEN Champion Andy Murray!!!"

World number one golfer Rory McIlroy: "Massive congrats Andy Murray!!!! The first of many and well worth the wait!"

Cricketer Graeme Swann: "Well done Andy Murray. Well done indeed. I hope you go and get plastered with Fergie and James Bond to celebrate."

Actor and director Stephen Fry: "Glory glory glory glory glory GLORY be!!! Andy Murray, you beauty!"

Below are pictures of celebs who attended the final: