Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter were stunning on the red carpet at the world premiere of ‘Doctor Strange’ in L.A. You can see the pictures and video of the affectionate couple right here.
Yes, the long awaited ‘Doctor Strange’ will soon arrive in theaters, with the 40-year-old British ‘Sherlock’ star in the title role of Stephen Strange, the Marvel superhero and famed neurosurgeon. It marks thee iconic character first big screen appearance after more than a decade of proverbial “development hell.”
Yes, all true, but before all that, of course, the Hollywood premiere. Accompanying him was his wife, the 38-year-old British playwright, theater and opera director Sophie Hunter. She was gorgeous in an black straplesss gown. For his part, Cumberbatch was dapper in a midnight blue velvet jacket.
As E! reports, the couple is expecting their second child. Their first child, a son, Christopher Carlton, who was born in 2015.
The couple has yet to confirm this news. They have a history of low-key announcements. They announced their engagement in 2014 in the most traditional of all means, in the the Forthcoming Marriages section of The Times of London. Yes, a newspaper announcement, just as if they were an “ordinary” non-famous couple. They went on to get married on Valentine’s Day in 2015, in a private ceremony.
Benedict Cumberbatch has drawn notice for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the biopic ‘The Imitation Game’ and to many others he’s known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the TV series in the UK. But now, another challenge, a superhero. He opened up in a recent interview about portraying that famous superhero and spoke about his early interest in such characters when he was growing up. He said, ” “It really intrigued all our imaginations and enthusiasms as kids at school…”We had the posters, we had the hats, we had the Prince soundtrack which we used to sing and dance to. That was my way in.”
Continuing, he said, “It’s very exciting as a 40-year-old adult to see yourself on billboards the size of buildings and realise that you’re upfront and centre as one of the lead characters in that world now. ”
You can see the full gallery of pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunterfrom the ‘Doctor Strange’ red carpet below!