Benedict Cumberbatch engaged to stage director Sophie Hunter
Oxford graduate, multilingual, award-winning theater director Sophie Hunter and Tumblr boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch are both off the market. A notice in today’s Birth, Deaths and Marriages section in U.K. outlet The Times announced their engagement.
The announcement was simple and to the point:
“Mr B.T. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: 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.”
According to the Telegraph, Hunter graduated with a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and directed numerous award-winning plays and operas around the globe, winning the Samuel Beckett award in 2007 for writing and directing her own play, The Terrific Electric. Hunter is also fluent in French; in 2005, she recorded The Isis Project, a French language album with Robbie Williams collaborator Guy Chambers.
Cumberbatch will soon be seen starring as Alan Turing in the biopic The Imitation Game, to be released nationwide Nov. 28.