Benedict Cumberbatch sets off storm with Times engagement ad

According to an advert in the Forthcoming Marriages section of The Times, actor Benedict Cumberbatch has become engaged to girlfriend Sophie Hunter.

The 38-year-old star of 'Sherlock' – who has recently been nominated for the British Independent Film Awards for his role in Alan Turing's The Imitation Game – has chosen an old-fashioned way of breaking the news rather than using his publicist, Karon Maskill.

Maskill said: "I am delighted to confirm this morning's announcment that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are engaged."

Hunter, 36, is a theatre director and studied at Oxford.

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