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On the 5th of November 2014, an ordinary newspaper notice announced the impending marriage of English actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The notice caused quite some stir seeing as he was a movie star. It also broke many hearts around the world with people wondering about the lady who snagged him. Well if you belong to the last category, the name of the lucky lady is Sophie Hunter. Hunter is equally an accomplished person in her own right.

Sophie Hunter Bio (Age)

Sophia Irene Hunter was born on the 16th of March 1978. She grew up in London and attended a posh private school known as St Pauls Girls School. After that, she studied French and Italian at the renowned Oxford University. Hunter’s academic pursuits did not stop there, she also studied Avant-garde theatre at Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris. Avant-garde theatre is a form of theatre which invents new techniques and concepts of acting. Since leaving school, Sophie Hunter has built an accomplished career as a theatre and opera director. She has directed several plays both in her native England, North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Some of them are The Terrific Electric, Ghosts, Enron, Lucretia, Sleep No More, Phaedra and The Turn of the Screw.

The 2007 play, The Terrific Electric, marked her directorial debut and won the 2007 Samuel Theatre Trust Award. Sophie Hunter is also an actress and a musician. As an actress, she has appeared in TV series such as Midsomer Murders, Mumbai Calling, Keen Eddie and Torchwood. She has also featured in movies such as Vanity Fair and Burlesque Tales. When it comes to music, Hunter plays the piano and also boasts of some good vocals. She has two EPs to her credit. These EPs were recorded in collaboration with English musician, Guy Chambers. The first is called The Isis Project (2005) while the second is Songs for a Boy (2011).


Sophie Hunter hails from a family of five. Her mother’s name is Anna Katharine while her father’s name is Charles Rupert. She has two brothers named Timothy and Patrick. Hunter’s parents divorced when she was growing up and her dad subsequently remarried a lady named Katharine Alexander. His second marriage produced a half-brother (Sam) and a half-sister (Lily-Rose) for Hunter. When it comes to her extended family, Sophie Hunter hails from a noble background. Her maternal grandfather was the late General Sir James Michael Gow. He served as a commander of the British Army of the Rhine.

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Her Husband and Kids

Sophie Hunter is married to a famous English actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch is an accomplished theatre, TV and film actor. He has appeared in numerous stage productions and TV series. He has also featured in critically acclaimed movies such as Amazing Grace, 12 Years a Slave, The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange, Avengers: End Game, Star Trek Into Darkness and more. Hunter and her future husband first met in 2009 on the set of the movie, Burlesque Tales. They became friends but did not take their friendship any further as they were in different relationships at the time. Hunter had a long-time boyfriend named Conrad Shawcross. Cumberbatch, on the other hand, was dating an actress named Olivia Poulet.

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The duo later became unencumbered and started dating in 2013. They announced their engagement in November 2014 and their nuptials took place on Valentine’s Day 2015. The low-key ceremony was held at a medieval church (St Peter and St Paul) on the Isle of Wright.

The couple was able to land such a historic venue due to the fact that Hunter was related to the previous owners of the estate. The wedding guests included Hollywood stars such as Tom Hiddleston and Andrew Scott.

Hunter and her husband have two sons together. Their first, Christopher Calton was born in June 2015. They welcomed their second, Hal Auden, in March 2017. The couple announced that they are set to welcome a third child in 2019.

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Sophie Hunter is 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.73m) and weighs 62kg. Her chest size is 35 inches while her waist size is 25 inches. Her hip size, on the other hand, is 35 inches. Hunter’s hair colour is brown while her eye colour is blue. Hunter’s husband is easily one of the sexiest celebrities in the world and has a huge female fan base. Reports, however, indicate that Hunter is not perturbed by that fact.

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