Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to Sophie Hunter


Benedict Cumberbatch recently proposed to his girlfriend, theatre producer Sophie Hunter, and he couldn't have done it in a more Benedict Cumberbatch-y way.

Maintaing his image both on- and off-screen as the archetypal posh English gent, The Sherlock actor took out a short advertisement in the Forthcoming Marriages section of The Times to announce the happy news.

The message read: Mr BT. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cmberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London.'

No Instagram selfies or Tweets for this Hollywood star, just an old-fashioned public announcement. In fact, so traditional is Benedict that according to the Mail On Sunday, the Imitation Game actor even flew to Edinburgh to ask his Miss Hunter's mother for her daughter's hand in marriage.

Benedict and Sophie first met in 2009, when they performed opposite one another in Burlesque Fairytales, but have only been dating since the spring.

No word as of yet on the date of the wedding, but something tells us we won't be seeing endless photos on social media of the big day.

We do love a bit of old school romance...

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By Olivia Marks