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Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged

An announcement in the UK's Times newspaper suggests Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged

By Kate Guest | Published: 5 Nov 2014

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged.

We'll give you a moment to digest that no doubt shocking news.

Back with us? Okay, let's get into the details. The fact is – we don't really have many. Unlike most celebrities, who release this kind of news via a carefully worded statement from their publicist, Benedict announced his engagement the old-fashioned way – via an announcement in the UK's The Times newspaper.

The lucky woman is Sophie Hunter, a theatre director (and the daughter of Katherine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London, according to the announcement).

It seems ELLE UK was correct – in their December cover feature on Cumberbatch they wrote that the Sherlock actor seemed on the verge of marrying. Sadly for us all, they were right. 

But congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple. Now we've got a wedding to look forward to!

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch back in talks for Doctor Strange


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