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Who is Sophie Hunter? Dr. Strange Wife?


The world is already aware of the famous Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch. His talents are well respected in the industry and by fans all over the world too. The recent release of Dr. Strange’s Multi-verse of madness garnered a lot of chaos, both positive and negative.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has grossed a total of $715.8 million worldwide as of May 17, 2022, including $302.7 million in the United States and Canada and $413.1 million in other regions.

The picture grossed $42 million in ticket presales on Fandango, the biggest on the platform since Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), and it also outperformed ticket presales for The Batman (2022) within 24 hours.

Based on 388 reviews, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes recorded a 74 percent approval rating and an average score of 6.5/10. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw gave the film a 3 out of 5-star rating and a critical but mainly a  good review.

While the character’s life is all big and flashy, Benedict prefers to live a more quiet life with his wife, Sophie Hunter. This article provides you an inside scoop on Sophie Hunter wedding, kids, relatives, and much more.

Who is Sophie Hunter?

Sophie Irene Hunter is an English actress, singer, avant-garde theatre director, and playwright who was born on March 16, 1978.

Sophie Hunter relatives

She is the daughter of Charles Rupert and Anna Katharine. Her parents obtained a divorce later on.  She has two younger brothers, Timothy and Patric. Also has two half-siblings, Lily-Rose and Samuel, from her father’s second marriage.

She is pianist Julius Drake’s niece.  Her maternal grandfather is General Sir Michael James Gow, a British Army officer who served under Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester in the 1950s.

He also served as the Queen’s Aide-de-Camp General from 1981 to 1984. Hunter’s maternal great-great-grandpa was J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone, a First World War politician.

Education of Sophie Hunter

Hunter attended Hammersmith’s St Paul’s Girls’ School. She attained her higher education at Oxford University. She studied modern languages, primarily focusing on French and Italian. She temporarily worked as a model for photographer Michael Roberts when she was younger.

She shifted to Paris right after completing her education at Oxford University. After graduating from Oxford, Hunter spent two years  studying avant-garde theatre at the L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. She went on to study under theatre and opera director Anne Bogart at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York City.

A career in theatre

Sophie’s passion for classical theatre and Avant grande stems from her degree in Foreign Languages.

She was a co-founder of the Lacuna Theatre Company.  She worked as an assistant director for the play Enron at the Royal Court Theatre in London’s West End and the Broadhurst Theatre on New York’s Broadway.

She also co-founded and served as the artistic director of the theatrical group Boileroom, which won the Samuel Theatre Trust Award for The Terrific Electric in 2007.

Hunter has directed, performed, and conceived theatre shows throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America. She is also known for her Avant-grande plays. She directed the experimental drama 69° South (2013), Lucretia (2011), and the 2010 staging of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts in New York City.

Hunter directed mezzo-soprano Ruby Philogene in Phaedra (2015) during the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland in cooperation with music director Andrew Staples. The Guardian praised the show, calling it “exquisite”.The Stage praised it as “creative brilliance,” and The Times called it “astonishing.”

She also directed Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw in Suffolk and London. Hunter worked as a  narrator in Music on the Meare at the Aldeburgh Festival in June 2017.

Debut on television

In 2004, Sophie Hunter made her television debut in the detective series Midsomer Murders. During the same year,  She played a supporting role in the action-comedy, Keen Eddie.

Other Roles of Sophie

She performed as Ophelia in Hamlet during the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut in 2005.

In the same year, she starred in the television movie Friends and Crocodiles. She starred as Maria Osborne alongside Reese Witherspoon in  Vanity Fair in 2004. She played Annabel Blythe-Smith in the 2009 thriller Burlesque Fairytales. Sophie, Benefit Cumberbatch, and Adam Ackland Productions were chosen as producers for Megan Hunter’s dystopian novel The End We Start From in May 2017


Apart from directing and acting, Sophie Hunter has dipped her toes in music production too She seems to be a jack of all trades.

Hunter collaborated with songwriter Guy Chambers on a French-language music CD called The Isis Project in 2005.

In 2011, she again collaborated with Chambers on an English-language EP titled Songs for a Boy.

Hunter also worked with Armin van Buuren on the song “Virtual Friend,” which appeared on the latter’s 2010 album Mirage.

Director Sophie

Hunter was the creative director for the theatre group Emursive. She has also directed The Forgotten (2012) and Don’t Major in Debt Student House(2012).

Loma Lights (2013), one of New York City’s largest public art programs, was created by her in 2013.

Previous relationships

Hunter had a long-term relationship with Conrad Shawcross, a sculptor she met while at Oxford.  The couple broke up in early 2010.

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch

The two are said to have met on the set of Burlesque Fairytales, a thriller set in 1930s London. However, Their romantic relationship began years later.

The couple maintained a private profile. One of their very first public appearances was at the French Open in June 2014.

The couple was photographed together again a few months later, this time eating a meal at Quaglino’s restaurant in London on Oct. 18, 2014

In November 2014, the couple announced their engagement. The form of disclosure was more surprising. The couple opted for an old fashioned way: a newspaper write up.

Two weeks after their engagement was announced, the couple attended the premiere of The Imitation Game together, marking their first public appearance since their engagement.

Wedding Sophie Hunter

February 14th, 2015 was the day of the wedding Sophie Hunter. The gathering was small and intimate. There was a total of 40 guests. Andrew Scott, as well as Guy Garvey, the lead singer of Elbow, dramatist Polly Stenham, actor Tobias Menzies, and pianist James Rhodes, were all in attendance.

Location of the wedding

The location of wedding Sophie Hunter was St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone, located on the Isle of Wight in England. The reception took place at Mottistone Manor.

Wedding dress

Wedding Sophie Hunter dress was a gorgeous custom-made Valentino Gown. Annie Leibovitz photographed the stunning Valentino gown for Vogue magazine ahead of her wedding day, and the designer shared it on Instagram.

he couture gown was unique, made of silver lace rather than the traditional bridal colors of white, champagne, or ivory.

It looked stunning on Sophie, with its flattering high neckline, long sleeves, and long, flowing train.

The stunning gown was specially designed by Sophie and Valentino designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chuiri, and it was made in just three months, despite dresses of this caliber typically taking up to six months to create.

Wedding Ring

Benedict Cumberbatch proposed Sophie with a diamond Tiffany ring. The delicate ring, which appeared to be platinum, dated back to the Edwardian era. It had a stunning square cushion cut central yellow diamond and embellished with smaller diamonds all around the head, bezel, and shank.

Kids of Benedict Cumberbatch & Sophie

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch have 3 kids together
1) Hal Auden Cumberbatch aged five years.
2) Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch aged six years.
3) Finn Cumberbatch aged three years.

Other Talents of Sophie

She has a gift for languages and speaks French, Italian, and English fluently. She enjoys music and plays the piano. Her other hobbies include sailing and tennis.

Awards of Sophie

Hunter has the following awards:
1) Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award in 2007
2) International Artist Fellowship by Location One, Ney York City in 2010.

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