From Holmes to husband! Benedict Cumberbatch has tied the knot, Us Weekly can confirm. The Sherlock Holmes star married his pregnant fiancee Sophie Hunter at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in England on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Us confirmed on Friday that the Oscar-nominated actor was set to say "I do" on Valentine's Day on the Isle of Wight. They celebrated their reception with close family and friends at the Mottistone Manor, an insider tells Us. The stunning location includes a 20th-century garden backdrop and Mediterranean-style charm.
Dame Judy Dench, a longtime family friend, is elated for the couple. "It's wonderful. I've known him since he was a little boy," the 80-year-old actress exclusively told Us. "I send my love to him and his wife. I send him huge love and also his Ma and Pa."
Cumberbatch, 38, and actress Hunter met in 2009 while filming Burlesque Fairytales. They kept mum about their relationship for years, but announced their engagement in a very public way in The Times of London in November 2014.
That same month, the Imitation Game actor opened up about his pending nuptials while attending the CNN Heroes event in NYC. "I think I'll be having a very private wedding," he told Us on Nov. 18. In January, the couple announced yet another happy surprise — they are expecting their first child together.
In 2013, Cumberbatch opened up about what kind of traits he looks for in a partner. "A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy," he said, via Daily Mail UK. "A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important. I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy."
He added: "It's like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to be able to work well together if you are to stay as partners for a long time."
This is the first marriage for both Cumberbatch and Hunter. The British hunk was previously linked to his Star Trek costar Alice Eve, model Katia Elizarova, and furniture designer Anna Jones.
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