LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British actor Russell Brand filed for divorce from his singer wife Katy Perry on Friday after just over a year of marriage.

Brand, 36, star of the movie "Getting to the Greek" and "California Gurls" singer Perry, 27, met in 2008 and married in October 2010, becoming one of the most high-profile couples in the entertainment industry.

But their marriage has been in trouble for several weeks, according to celebrity media, and they spent the Christmas holidays apart.

Brand filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday citing irreconcilable differences.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant)