Benedict Cumberbatch to Have a "Very Private Wedding"
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"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch opened up about his engagement and impending wedding to fiancée Sophie Hunter at the CNN Heroes event in New York City on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old actor told US Weekly on the red carpet, "I think I'll be having a very private wedding."

Resorting to an old-school like announcement, Cumberbatch revealed his engagement to the British theatre and opera director.

"Mr B.T. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter. The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London," the 5 November announcement made by Cumberbatch read, Contact Music reports.

The two made their first public appearance as a couple on 17 November, at the New York City premier of "The Imitation Game", People reports.

The engagement ring that Hunter showed off looked like cushion-cut stone surrounded by a halo of diamonds on a delicate, thin band.

The "Flying Horse" star told People recently: "One of the most incredible things about getting engaged, which we had no idea would be coming back our way, is the amount of love that just comes flooding back. I thought it was just all about us declaring that we were in love and getting married, but actually it's the world going, 'We love you too!' It's amazing. Family, friends, the world ... it's amazing."

When enquired about his opinion on breaking scores of hearts, Cumberbatch said: "Fine in the sense that I made one person's heart, the most important person's, happy."

The couple first met on the sets of "Burlesque Fairytales" in 2009, but they started dating only earlier this year. Cumberbatch is undoubtedly at the peak of his career with roles in "The Hobbit Trilogy" and "The Imitation Game". Now, the actor is all set to cater to personal issues. With marriage round the corner, "The Fifth Estate" actor seems to be doing rather well in his personal life as well.