By Alison Boshoff for the Daily Mail. To an almost audible sound of thousands of hearts breaking in two, Benedict Cumberbatch has announced that he is off the market. The man widely seen as the most desired thespian in the world — despite looks that he himself compares to both an otter and Shergar the racehorse — has made it known that he is engaged to his girlfriend, Sophie Hunter. T Cumberbatch and Miss S. I Hunter. Scroll down for video.
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In , he played the title role in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Cumberbatch's television work includes appearances in Silent Witness and Fortysomething before playing Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking in He has starred as Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since From to , through voice and motion capture , he played the characters of Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit film series. In superhero films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , he has played Dr. In Time magazine included him in its annual list of the most influential people in the world , and in he was appointed a CBE in the Birthday Honours for services to the performing arts and to charity. He has a half-sister, Tracy Peacock, from his mother's first marriage.
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Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School and Harrow School. Whilst at Harrow, he had an arts scholarship and painted large oil canvases. It's also where he began acting. After he finished school, he took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India.