First Clooney, now Cumberbatch….
Yes, the news heard ’round the world yesterday that everyone’s favorite Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, is engaged to be married has rocked the Internets. Twitter wasn’t too happy either with an endless stream of tearful tweets, outpourings of grief and overall mourning across Planet Earth. In the era of 24/7 social media, it was kind of brilliantly ‘old school’ with the Sherlock actor simply placing a classified ad under ‘forthcoming marriages’ on page 57 of Wednesday’s Times announcing his engagement to theatre director Sophie Hunter. No PR person to alert the press with a press release, just a simple gentlemanly act that has long since passed.
The fact that they have been able to avoid being photographed together is not unusual when you stop to consider the fact that Benedict’s schedule is so packed he probably had to schedule a play date for when they were first seen publicly in June at the French Open. In addition to being a theatre director, Hunter has also appeared as an actress on stage and screen, including episodes of Midsomer Murders, Torchwood and Vanity Fair.