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    Here's Everything We Know About Benedict Cumberbatch's Fiancée, Sophie Hunter

    Well, for a start, she's seriously beautiful and talented.

    Hearts around the world were broken today after The Times printed an engagement announcement from Benedict Cumberbatch.

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    The pair have kept a relatively low profile since they confirmed they were dating earlier this year.

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    In fact, Sophie Hunter has been continually referred to as his "secret girlfriend". So here's everything we know about his bride to be.

    Hunter, 36, has a degree in modern languages from Oxford University but is best known for her work as a theatre director.

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    She directed the North American tour of the play 69° South, as well as Ghosts in New York. In addition, she's also directed numerous opera productions, including The Rape of Lucretia, and The Magic Flute.

    In 2007 she received the Samuel Beckett Award for writing and directing the play The Terrific Electric.

    As well as being a writer and director, Hunter has several acting accolades too.

    She has appeared in TV shows Torchwood and Midsomer Murders, as well as the film Traffic Warden.

    Her biggest on-screen role, however, was the 2004 movie Vanity Fair, in which she appeared alongside Reese Witherspoon.

    Although British, she's spent time living in Paris and New York.

    Following her undergraduate degree, she relocated to Paris to study avant-garde theatre at the L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq.

    She then trained at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York.

    Hunter is also a singer.

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    She released a French-language album, The Isis Project, back in 2005. The record was a collaboration with acclaimed songwriter Guy Chambers.

    She’s also said to enjoy a whole host of athletic hobbies.

    Her list of skills include horse-jumping, horseriding, running, sailing, swimming, tennis, yoga, and athletics.

    She first met Cumberbatch back in 2009, when they appeared in the film Burlesque Fairytales together.

    Hunter played Annabel Blythe-Smith and appeared in this scene with Cumberbatch.

    It wasn’t until earlier this year that she appeared to start dating Cumberbatch, however.

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    The pair made their first public outing at the French Open back in June.

    Despite Hunter not commenting publicly on their relationship, her mother, Anna, reportedly told journalists to "watch this space, you never know" when asked about her daughter's relationship with Cumberbatch.

    And from what Cumberbatch has said in the past about his ideal woman, it seems he and Hunter are a perfect match.

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    Cumberbatch told Elle Japan: "A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is sexy. I believe the sense of humour is important. I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy."

    He continued: "It's like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to work well together if you are to stay partners for a long time."

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