Benedict Cumberbatch’s Mystery Girlfriend Revealed? Find Out What Her Mother Says About The Relationship
After a long summer of trying to figure out who Benedict Cumberbatch’s mystery brunette is, there seems to be a break in the case. The Mirror reported yesterday that the woman is Sophie Hunter, a theater director and occasional actress.
"The pair are said to have been in a steady relationship for a number of weeks and have been spotted out together many times recently," wrote the site.
Cumberbatch was first seen with Hunter at the French Tennis Open
The Mirror also spoke to Hunter’s mother, Anna, to get her thoughts on the relationship.
"Watch this space," she said, perhaps dropping a hint that Cumberbatch visits or will be visiting her home in Edinburgh. "You never know."
Considering how much Cumberbatch appreciates his privacy, we wonder how he’ll feel about Hunter’s mom spilling any potential beans.
It’s possible you’ve seen Hunter before — in addition to her numerous stage directing credits, she’s had parts in several films (“Vanity Fair”) and a number of TV series (“Torchwood”, “Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant”).
She also appeared alongside Cumberbatch in 2009’s “Burlesque Fairytales”. (It’s unclear whether this is where the pair met or if they’d known each other previously.)
Prior to Hunter, Cumberbatch dated artist Anna James and actress Olivia Poulet.