'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch engaged
MANILA, Philippines – Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his role as Sherlock in the BBC series of the same name, is engaged to Sophie Hunter.
Sophie, 36, is a theater director, according to the London Evening Standard.
The engagement was reportedly announced in the social diary of The Times: “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.”
Benedict’s parents, Wanda and Timothy, are themselves accomplished actors. In a wink to viewers, they both made a cameo as Sherlock and Mycroft’s parents in season 3 of Sherlock.
Benedict rarely speaks about his private life to the media, preferring to keep his relationships out of the spotlight. He was previously in a long-term relationship with actress Olivia Poulet for 12 years. Trivia: Olivia also had a small role in episode 2 of the first season of Sherlock. – Rappler.com