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Who Is Benedict Cumberbatch’s Wife? Look inside His Life with the Mother of His 3 Sons

Lois Oladejo
May 10, 2022
11:45 A.M.
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English actor Benedict Cumberbatch is famous for all his movie roles, including Marvel's "Avengers." However, people hardly speak of his relationship and marriage to Sophie Hunter. Meet the actor's beautiful wife. 


There would be millions of people worldwide watching Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange following the release of Marvel's "Dr. Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness" on May 6.

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie release will get many people talking in the days and months ahead, which is no surprise.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter on June 15, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images


However, what is surprising is that many people don't have much information about the actor's wife, Sophie Hunter, who is also an actress.

On Mother's Day, Cumberbatch hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time in his career and wished his mom a happy Mother's Day. The 45-year-old also wished his wife, Hunter, who was in the audience, a happy Mother's Day.

Cumberbatch said a few nice words to Hunter in a hilarious tribute, saying he is constantly in awe of her before thanking her for giving birth to their three sons. Get to meet the incredibly talented actor's wife.

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch on November 17, 2014 in New York City | Source: Getty Images



Hunter, like Cumberbatch, has a flair for dramatics and is an avant-garde theatre playwright and director. She also starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in the 2004 movie "Vanity Fair." 

The English-born actress reportedly first met Cumberbatch when they starred alongside each other in the 2009 film "Burlesque Fairytales." However, they did not start dating until years later. 

When they eventually began dating, they kept their romance out of the spotlight and made one of their first public appearances together during the French Open Men's Final in June 2014. 


Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Turner on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

In November 2014, Cumberbatch and Hunter announced their engagement. Their fans were surprised with how they announced it, as they chose to do so via the newspaper write-up in the births, deaths, and marriage column of The Times. 


On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2015, the lovebirds tied the knot in front of 40 of their closest friends and family members. Their marriage came over a month after announcing they were expecting their first child together.

Hunter and Cumberbatch welcomed their first son, Christopher Carlton, on June 13, 2015, while their second son, Hal Auden, was born on March 3, 2017. They have since added a third son to their brood.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter on October 11, 2015 in London, England | Source: Getty Images



Before meeting Cumberbatch, Hunter dated artist Conrad Shawcross. During her relationship with Shawcross, Hunter could not imagine herself getting married. She said she had a lot to do before becoming a mother.

Hunter also said at the time that she did not like hanging out with stars but preferred a close-knit circle of friends that enjoyed nights at the theatre over nightclubs and busy bars. 

Sophie Hunter attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Despite Hunter's previous thoughts about marriage, Cumberbatch succeeded in changing her mind as they are now a happily married couple with three children. 

Besides that, they also excel in their careers while remaining devoted parents to their kids. Hopefully, they will enjoy many more beautiful years ahead.