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Who is Sophie Hunter? Meet Benedict Cumberbatch's Fiancée!

Who is Sophie Hunter? Meet Benedict Cumberbatch's Fiancée!

Now that Benedict Cumberbatch is getting married, it’s time to get to know his lovely fiancee Sophie Hunter!

Here are some things we managed to learn about the 38-year-old actor’s soon-to-be wife:

- Sophie met Benedict on the set of their 2009 film Burlesque Fairytales.

- She is 36 years old and has a degree in Modern Langauges from Oxford University, with a concentration in French and Italian.

- She also attended the Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre in Paris before training at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York City.

- Her acting credits include roles in Torchwood, Midsomer Murders, Vanity Fair, and the short film Traffic Warden.

- She has directed a number of operas, including a 2011 New York production of “The Rape of Lucretia,” and a 2011 African tour of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

- She’s also directed plays and received the Samuel Beckett Award for writing and directing in 2007 for her work on “The Terrific Electric.”

- She is a talented pianist and singer, and recorded a French language album back in 2005 with songwriter Guy Chambers.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter’s engagement?

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  • ShoshannaGold

    Whatever makes him happy! They look like each other.

  • Meg

    I was going to say the same thing they look related lol. Shes pretty tho

  • amanda

    They’re a walking cliché, aren’t they?

  • Oh Yes!

    Well, I don’t like her. :( Nothing personal. Sherlock is not the marrying type (LOL). I like my Sherlock single. :)

  • Gin

    They look alike:)

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    She’s a rich girl who has never really had a career, jumps from one “art project” to another and has admitted to taking hand-outs from her parents. Everything on her CV is plumped up to look like something more than it really is. She moves in posh, artsy-farsty circles. Now she’s finally has landed the “type” of man she feels is worthy of her: posh, rich, arty. She can now pop out a baby to satisfy her boyfriend’s raging obsession with being a father before 40 and she’s set FOR LIFE LIKE A BOSS.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    She’s what I call “cosmetics pretty”. She cleans up well with makeup, but I bet she’s as basic as basic can get when she wakes up in the morning.

  • Jedaqia

    Maybe I’m wrong with this, but wasn’t she the same girl Benedict had a fling with years ago when he had a temporary fallout with Olivia? Anyway, they do seem to have facial similarities..so it is a good sign. Wish the best for both of them.

  • Blonde CT

    She’s really pretty and has beautiful eyes. They were friends first, for many years, always a good indicator that it is for real, and not only based on shallow attraction. I hope they make each other happy. It makes me smile to think he in finally getting what he wanted, what we all want, his own very personal happy ending. Now if only we can find a big hole to dump the haters in, the world would be a better place.

  • Blonde CT

    She’s really pretty and has beautiful eyes. They were friends first, for many years, always a good indicator that it is for real, and not only based on shallow attraction. I hope they make each other happy. It makes me smile to think he in finally getting what he wanted, what we all want, his own very personal happy ending. Now if only we can find a big hole to dump the haters in, the world would be a better place.

  • Lola

    I have no clue about her. Saw your post, and maybe you are more in tune with what she has done. I have to say, that since he was “rumored” to have a secret GF, I wished him the best, but for some reason the pics that are out there of them, she seems a bit cold with her body language. Granted, it could be that they knew they were being photographed but still. Love is love, why hide it.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    They have zero chemistry/interaction with each other, she looks snooty and he looks medicated. That’s the sum of this “romance”.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Ohhhhh, good theory.

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