Fans of “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch know just how smart the loquacious thespian is: He married his love Sophie Tucker on Valentine’s Day, combining his wedding anniversary with the lover’s holiday.
Cumberbatch, 38, who has meteorically risen into the cinematic A-list since he became known to worldwide audiences in the BBC production of “Sherlock” and actress and theater director Sophie Hunter married on Valentine’s Day surrounded by their family and friends. Since his TV work that put him on the map, he has been cast in films such as “August: Osage County,” “12 Years a Slave” and the most recent “The Imitation Game.”
The couple did a traditional classy and low key move by announcing their engagement Nov. 5 in a simple notice on the births, deaths and marriages page of The Times newspaper in London.
“It’s what I would have done if I wasn’t sort of famous. It’s what we do. It’s a kind of traditional thing to do,” Cumberbatch told People magazine.
Cumberbatch was less keen on the Twitter or Facebook posts that are the current trend to announce engagements.
“I don’t tweet or do social media. It’s too impersonal,” he said. “I would rather do what we did, and have people find it, and not see us from some … grainy footage staring lovingly into each others’ eyes with a ring on someone’s finger. I wanted it to be ours.”
After the wedding, he added, “my mother is also waiting for Cumberbabies.”
He and Hunter have been together since 2009, when their paths crossed working together in the film “Burlesque Fairytales.”