Sadly, Benedict Cumberbatch got married this weekend – on Valentine’s Day, no less.
But while his legion of Cumberb*tches mourn the loss of their favourite leading man, we were more interested in the woman who has captured his heart: award-winning theatre director and playwright Sophie Hunter.
We wouldn’t have expected Benedict to settle for anything less than an empowered woman – and he’s not the only one. Hollywood’s hottest leading men (and former ELLE cover stars), Eddie Redmayne and Jamie Dornan, both have formidable females behind them: publicist Hannah Bagshawe and actress and songwriter Amelia Warner respectively.
It seems the age of the WAG is truly over, and these actors are leading the way with their equal, balanced relationships. In fact, after his Bafta win, Eddie Redmayne said he was going to ‘take time off, relax and cook while my wife goes to work’.Here’s our guide to the women behind your More
Name: Sophie Hunter
Married to: Benedict Cumberbatch
Occupation: Award-winning theatre director, playwright, actress and singer.
Fast fact: In 2005, she recorded a French-language music album, The Isis Project.