The actor announced the news by posting a notice that read, “The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London.”
A spokesman for Benedict Cumberbatch also confirmed the news, saying, “I am delighted to confirm this morning’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are engaged.”
The couple is yet to announce a wedding date. Sophie Hunter, thirty six, an Oxford graduate, is a theatre director and actress.
Benedict Cumberbatch has gained a huge fan following thanks to his role as the modern day Sherlock in the British show. He is in the race to make it to the Oscar short list for his role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
The British star, Benedict Cumberbatch, previously dated screenwriter Olivia Poulet for nearly a decade before the pair called it quits in 2010.
Sophie Hunter has also appeared as an actress on stage and screen, including Midsomer Murders, Torchwood and Vanity Fair.
Sophie Hunter’s mother Katharine was clearly delighted, saying: “We are very happy for them. It’s a really fabulous day. It’s only just been announced so we don’t know any more but it’s lovely news.”
On the other hand, Sophie Hunter’s brother Patrick, stated, “We’re all very happy for Soph, it’s really exciting.”
Sophie’s family also said that no location or date for the big day had been set yet, but we’re sure if Benedict Cumberbatch has anything to do with it it will be an ultra classy affair.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have kept their relationship very private since they first met in 2009, but were first seen publicly together this June at the French Open. Apparently he even flew to Edinburgh to ask her mother Katharine’s permission to marry her daughter.
Here’s wishing Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter all the best.
Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to be married to girlfriend Sophie Hunter. The actor announced the news by posting a notice that read, "The engagem...2.0