Benedict Cumberbatch


We didn't need Sherlock Holmes' magnifying glass to spot the huge diamond engagement ring on Sophie Hunter's hand.

The actress—and Benedict Cumberbatch's new fiancée—stepped out with her man for the New York premiere of The Imitation Game, a film in which Cumberbatch plays mathematician Alan Turing (the role has already garnered the British actor a Hollywood Film Award and major Oscar buzz). The movie hits theaters on Nov. 28.

Hunter looked lovely in a black Erdem dress with intricate floral appliqués—a simple choice that allowed her diamond sparkler to pop. (Well, when she showed it: Most photos from last night show Hunter with her hands in her dress pockets or tucked behind Benedict.)

The couple's engagement was made known simply in The Times' classified section on Nov. 5 with an eight-line announcement. Prior to the engagement, Cumberbatch reportedly flew to Edinburgh to ask Sophie's mother for permission to propose. Keeping it old-school and highly real—a Cumberbatch trademark, if you will.

Cumberbatch joked with E! News about his heartbreaker status at the Los Angeles premiere of The Imitation Game: "There'll be another one," he quipped. "And I don't know that I really deserve that title. I think most people are just really happy as we are."

While many of Cumberbatch's fans are torn up over the actor's exit from bachelorhood, Cumberbatch is more focused on building a life with the woman he loves: "Without using words like 'marriage,' 'children' and 'family'—although I have just used those words—put it this way, I hope I've got other people to look back with me at that point. I hope I'm surrounded by family," the actor remarked earlier this year.

The couple met in 2009 while filming Burlesque Fairytales but did not begin dating until 2014. They have kept their relationship largely private from the press as Benedict continues to rise to prominence on film and in the PBS series Sherlock.

Cheers to the happy couple—and to that gorgeous diamond sparkler.

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