Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘secret girlfriend’ revealed as 36-year-old Sophie Hunter

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We’ve been hearing about Benedict Cumberbatch’s “secret girlfriend” for months now. The completely random reports began circulating back in April, and since then, Cumberbitches have been going overboard trying to keep track of all of the ladies who might have any kind of tenuous connection to him. Then, back in June, Masterpiece Theater boss Rebecca Eaton mentioned that Benedict totally does have a girlfriend and his obsessed fans need to move on.

Around the same time as Eaton was confirming the existence of a secret girlfriend, Benedict attended the French Open and ended up seated next to a brunette woman. I thought there could be something there, but I was also wary of the Cumberfandom and their meltdowns over any and all secret girlfriends. Well, guess what? The brunette woman was the one. Her name is Sophie Hunter and The Daily Mirror says that Sophie and Bendy have been hittin’ it on the reg for a while.

The case of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch’s mystery girlfriend has finally been cracked… Actor Benedict, 38, was first spotted with a new woman at a tennis match this summer, and speculation about her identity has been rife among his fans. But today we can confirm the actor’s leading lady is Oxford-educated theatre director Sophie Hunter, 36.

The pair are said to have been in a steady relationship for a number of weeks and have been spotted out together many times recently.

When asked about the relationship, Sophie’s mum Anna said cryptically at her home in Edinburgh: “Watch this space. You never know.”

Benedict has previously said he wants someone with good “conversation skills”. And intelligent Sophie fits the bill. She studied French and Italian at Oxford before enrolling at the prestigious Jacques Lecoq school of theatre in Paris – where students have included Sacha Baron Cohen, Steven Berkoff and Geoffrey Rush. After TV parts including Midsomer Murders and a small role in 2004 movie Vanity Fair, she appeared with Benedict in the 2009 film Burlesque Fairytales, set in a 1930s London theatre.

Benedict was first pictured with Sophie at the French Open in Paris in June. They were recently seen out on the town together, and have also been spotted enjoying a play at the National Theatre and checking out a screening of Back to the Future at London’s new fad Secret Cinema. But until now her identity has been a mystery.

[From The Daily Mirror]

On paper, she seems like a good fit. Educated, accomplished in her own right but not on a directly competitive career path. Plus, they’re close in age! He’s 38, she’s 36. That’s always nice when people in close in age date and establish a connection, especially after they’ve known each other for years (which it seems like they have). I’ve always worried that Benedict is one of those guys who pays lip service to “dating smart women” and then ends up with someone much younger, someone who describes herself as a “model/reality star hopeful/animal lover.” Sigh… okay. It’s fine. He hasn’t left me brokenhearted or anything. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that he doesn’t go all George Clooney about it.

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  1. Kazlock 1307 says:

    Reported in The Mirror….wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them on the bum!
    She could be,doubtful,but possible.Considering the source I’d wait for a reliable newspaper or Benedict’s team to confirm it.

    • Miller says:

      She was even photographed with Andrew Scott and Benedict at Richard III. It was a sneaky photo but yeah, they’re definitely hanging out A LOT since May at Hay Festival where they both read letters then went to the French Open together and so on…

      Doesn’t necessarily mean they’re in a relationship but eye witness accounts (ie Daily Mail re Secret Cinema) and sneaky photos from random people are def something no matter what the Cumberbitches say.

      Also, his exes Olivia Poulet and Anna James both seem to be talented and smart cookies with careers of their own as well.

      • Jackie says:

        I think the Mirror’s just trawling tumblr to be honest. They have no idea whether the woman he was with at the theatre was her. They’ve just made the majority of it up. And the daily mail woman was almost definitely lying. She said it was a drive thru cinema, which it wasn’t..
        Of course it could be true, but tabloids usually have pictures if people are dating. They say they’ve been hanging out a lot, yet there’s no pics?.

      • MissMary says:

        @Jackie: Yes, all this.. No new info, acting like it was a huge secret who he was with at a very publicized, televised, photographed event (wow, way to keep a secret, Bendy), rehashing tumblr rumor. The cynic in me says either one of their crack team of reporters trolled tumblr for “news” or they were given a tip by a frothing tumblrite fan with all this “proof”. The brunette in the theatre pic doesn’t even look like her (as much as one can from behind). Besides, wasn’t that one of the ones where SH was in another city at the time?

        Well, if they are, awesome. But I’m waiting till I see a better source than the Mirror before I send my congrats.

      • Felice says:

        That’s the thing, they are legitimately just taking things from that tumblr rumour blog.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        MissMary
        Which brunette?He has so many in his pocket!

        Is it the pictures of BC at the National?Walking through the bar?

      • MissMary says:

        @Kazlock: Yep, that brunette!

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        MissMary
        Was that brunette?????
        I thought that was a tube topped blonde!
        Is that the one we’d decided(more or less) was just a walking past pic?

      • Catherine says:

        I was going to say, what about the NT woman? She was described as a brunette and stunning, but from the pic taken in the bar she had very long light brown/dark blonde hair, SH has shorter dark hair, unless it turns out it wasn’t the same woman. And wasn’t it pointed out that SH wasn’t in London at the time?

      • MissMary says:

        @Kazlock: She legit looks “dark blonde” to me but the tabs keep calling her brunette (meh). It was the “walking past” pic being referenced.

    • Linz says:

      @Miller.

      “Eye witness accounts: “The Daily Mail?” Really? The Daily Fail woman clearly made shit up. Other people saw Benedict at the Secret Cinema. She was the only one who saw, Benedict and a mystery woman “kissing and cuddling?” Hmm? How convenient.

      Benedict and Sophie have been friends for years. So, it’s no surprise that they hang out. There was one sneaky photo taken of them, and that was at Richard III.

      • MissMary says:

        @Linz: Aren’t they also linked whenever it’s a slow gossip week usually, too? I think they were linked last year briefly when he was in a downtime between projects and nothing ever came of it then, either.

      • Chammy says:

        Could it be that Sophie Hunter is just a distraction from other rumours?

      • MissMary says:

        @Chammy: What other rumors? Not much going on in his rumor mill aside from speculation about comic book movies.

  2. PunkyMomma says:

    They seem well suited. Glad to see he doesn’t wear his thimble hat around her. 👀

  3. MissMary says:

    Considering the only source is the Mirror and there’s no legit news, just rehashed quotes, I’ll believe it when I see a real “sighting” or an official event where they’re together. Like I said on the other thread, if they are, awesome. She’s at least age-appropriate for him and has a legit career (not this “oh, I’m an actress/model/lawyer/socialite/gold digger” crud). But considering it was the Mirror (and all subsequent reprints are pretty much just their exact wording and nothing new), and there’s really nothing other than tumblr rumors… I’m not gonna hold my breath.

    • Miller says:

      I didn’t know people are still hung up on that piece of work. She posted a photo of his longterm publicist/businessman BF Blair Metcalfe on her IG then deleted it after people identified him as his boyfriend. LOL! She still wants to look single and available. Piece of work, indeed.

  4. Cora says:

    She’s lovely and I think they look good together.

    Interesting, albeit cryptic, comment from Sophie’s mother.

    • MissMary says:

      The Mirror isn’t a reliable source and has been known for making up things, down to quotes from witnesses, etc. Even been sued for it several times. So I doubt the quote is a real one. If it is, that is a pretty shitty thing for her mom to do.

    • Nic says:

      Where have you seen an interview with her? I’m not aware of anything that exists online or in print so I couldn’t say whether she’s lovely.

  5. Jericho says:

    Still want an ID on her dress, though!!!!

  6. InvaderTak says:

    Why are they contacting her mother? Unless she’s a public figure herself that’s creepy and over the line in my opinion.

    And yeah posh British dude goes for posh British woman. I’d like it just once to see a posher bring home a punk or something. Just for gossip laughs.

  7. Tulip says:

    Meh. Good for them if true, it sounds like a good match.

    • Maria of MD says:

      I certainly appreciate that she is close to his age and therefore an equal.

    • Nic says:

      How can anyone say he’s a good match when they know almost nothing about her. What are they basing this ‘good match’ on?
      And as for the ‘matched in age’, why they attitude towards age gaps in relationships? Seems rather small minded to say the least. The ‘therefore an equal’ comment is nothing short of utterly ridiculous.

      • Felice says:

        I think if she were 21 there would be whispers but if she’s like 25-29 I’m sure it would be less of a whisper. Especially if she has her own career in a different field.

  8. Miller says:

    She kinda looks like Anna James, his last girlfriend who’s an artist/designer. Both brunette too.

    Yeah, seems like a good match to me too. Like, you really think they have something substantial to talk about other than banging each other.

    Benedict’s circle really is on the posh artsy/theatre types.

  9. Kiddo says:

    In continuing my DEEP thoughts on the subject, it appears that someone sat on top of the well crafted curl in the top photo.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Dang Kiddo! He must have had the thimble hat on after all. Kudos to her if she made him take it off!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Humidity plus hat, maybe? Sadly, my hair takes on interesting shapes heretofore unknown to man under those circumstances.

  10. icerose says:

    Maybe she could play his elusive Ophelia next year.

    • Freebunny says:

      God, I hope not, she’s not an accomplished actress at all.

      • MissMary says:

        I’m sure she’s lovely IRL but looking at her history and resume, it looks like she “became a director” because the acting wasn’t going to happen for her beyond some very small parts.

      • Freebunny says:

        To be honest, her career as a director doesn’t look great either.

      • MissMary says:

        Yeeeeeeeeeeeah I don’t want to say lackluster but I think that’s the best word for it. It seems like someone who wants to stay in the biz but it just isn’t happening in a dynamic way.

      • Jany says:

        She can’t help it if she’s not such a talented or in demand actress, but I do wonder who or what pays her bills then? I mean, she lives in Paris (apparently?) and is in London all the time as well. Not exactly the cheapest of cities. Her family must be well off. Ah well. I like ‘my girls’ a bit more dynamic. It’s not really productive nor exciting to wait around for this acting/directing thing to happen ’till you keel over. There’s more around to do and learn. But maybe that’s why she could be a good match (if they’re a thing), as she may want to start a family and stay at home? Who knows. *Yawns*

  11. Freebunny says:

    If at least the pic wasn’t more than three months old…

    • MissMary says:

      Seriously. This is turning into some stunning fanfic though. Secret romances, mystery brunettes, a big reveal… all we need now is a businessman’s secret mistress’ baby and we’ve got a Harlequin circa 1985.

  12. Charlotte says:

    She’s reminding me of Jennifer Love Hewitt in these pictures. Facially, that is.

  13. Shiv says:

    I love how the Mirror says no one knew the mystery of the secret GF until now…yet, everyone knew who she was the day the French Open pics were released.

    It seems a rehash of tumblr gossip.

    I do not understand the quote from the mother at all. Anyone else?

    I do feel they maybe dating though. I find it odd that it was almost a ‘sherlock night out’ at Richard III and Sophie was there with them….

    • MissMary says:

      I get a casual hook up vibe off them, ngl. It seems to be a situation he favors, if his “outings” with Alice Eve during STiD are anything to go by. FWB/a low pressure partner for events without having to deal with “But what does this meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeean? Are we together?” I could be hella wrong though lol.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        @Shiv @Missmary
        Remember that post on Twitter, Facebook and everywhere else?From a bar person at Trafalgar Square who said that BC,Andrew, Martin,Loo and Amanda came to the bar after Richard lll.She didn’t mention SH…why go to a performance and not stick around to socialise with everyone?Especially if you’re dating one of them!

      • MissMary says:

        AH! True! You’d think they’d mention if he had a date with him or if there was someone else in the party. They even made a point of mentioning he left alone.

      • Shiv says:

        I didn’t see the part about him leaving alone….

      • MissMary says:

        @Shiv: I think I extrapolated that based on the “he left by wearing a horrible disguise” comment instead of “they left” or “he and a friend/plus one/magical invisible unicorn” (lol). I could be assuming much though.

      • just a fangurl says:

        I kinda got a “complete fiction” vibe off that Trafalgar post though, tbh

    • M.A.F. says:

      And considering how here people were taking a guess at her being the secret girlfriend but others were saying that they are only friends.

  14. 'P'enny says:

    why are our Brit actor’s [cough, Tom, Eddie and now Benny] secret girlfriends always outed at tennis matches?

    • Freebunny says:

      Lol, that’s true. Weird indeed.

      • Leo says:

        God, haven’t even thought of that! Funny, tough :)

        Who knows if they have something going on and I don’t particularly care, but I doubt Mirror would know anything first hand. This just seems like a neatly packed batch of rumours from Tumblr/Twitter.

        Here’s one interesting coincidence. Ever since the secret GF business began, Twitter accounts with the sole purpose of fishing out info about the said GF have been pooping up like crazy.

        Check out this one @cruzdanny100. This person tweeted the author of the article Simon Boyle a week ago, sending him Sophie’s name, links to her Wiki page and all the sneaky pics she/he could find on the net.

      • Freebunny says:

        Lol, you have found Simon’s secret informant.

      • MissMary says:

        LOL! that’s hilarious and sad at the same time, Leo! If that’s the case, this really does look like someone’s RPF come to life.

      • Shiv says:

        @Leo

        Now that is interesting!!! I saw them for myself and what’s even more interesting is since this has been discussed, the tweets direct to SimonBoyle have been deleted. Someone doesn’t want to get caught out that their source of info is a bloody twitter account.

    • mandybatch says:

      maybe because they all come from a posh backround!!!

    • Isadora says:

      :D Watching tennis is the new fondue!

    • Ellen says:

      @’p'enny but only eddie’s was an actual girlfriend. Benny hasn’t confirmed it and Hiddles keeps saying he’s single.

    • Lady Macbeth says:

      They all..like to play ball? :P

  15. Andrea says:

    I really thought this was his actual girlfriend but now you guys on here are making me doubt. He is a busy man, maybe he is like Fassbender with the ladies, but he keeps it way more on the down low. I know this would crush some people’s fan crushes to think that Cumberbatch “dates” a lot of women, but the fact that Fassbender gets around, doesn’t bother me a lick. It means he is experienced and maybe Cumberbatch is too!

    • Felice says:

      Fassy’s escapades are what keep me alive….he so disgustingly charming.

    • MissMary says:

      This. I really think the guy is flat out too busy for a steady LTR. His co-stars, his producers and directors and even friends have talked about how much of a workaholic and perfectionist he is when it comes to performing and how much time he devotes to work. I can far more easily see him with a string of FWB and casual situations than a long term thing.

      • Green Girl says:

        Yep, this is what I think, too. Especially when you consider he has likely known the women for years, so he can trust them, too.

      • MissMary says:

        @Green Girl: Exactly. He had the very LTR with Olivia, a relationship with Anna James, then his career really started picking up some major steam. Having casual FWB and such is just easier, if that’s what he’s doing, and if it’s friends he’s known for years then he knows they won’t betray his trust or run off at the mouth to tabloids, etc.

      • pru says:

        I agree. Right now, I think any woman in his life is just going to be a “side chick” to his career. He is married to his work. And , he is just dating casually.
        I’ll believe he is in a serious relationship when I see him bring a date to a red carpet event.

      • Sophie says:

        @pru. Exactly the point I try to make. I truly think if he was in a fairly serious relationship, then he would be with her at one event at least! I think he’s married to his career right now too and I don’t think this is anything other than casual. I don’t see him hiding an important relationship, if he had one. So until he makes some move to make this a legit relationship, i.e. showing up with her as his date, I’m not convinced this is anything other than a casual thing.

      • Green Girl says:

        Yep, I think he’s totally married to his work. It feels like every few weeks or so, he’ll have a movie coming out or even a new commercial or audiobook that he’s done. That all takes work, and never mind the stuff that’s done behind the scenes – meetings with studios and directors, rehearsals for upcoming roles, etc. Dude is BUSY, so I don’t know how an LTR could fit in the equation. I think it’s just as well if he’s got a FWB scenario, so long as the other party knows, too.

  16. Green Girl says:

    I think the quote from her mom, if it is true, is weird.

    But let’s talk about that picture of him eating ice cream! I get that it’s a super-small cup and spoon, so anyone will look ridiculous, but it looks extra comical with his longer hands. Hee!

    • MissMary says:

      LOL I love the look on his face–”No, tiny ice cream! I WILL eat you! Just stand still!”

    • 'P'enny says:

      it is ridiculously small sized ice-cream, but that is why the French are thin and the rest of us normal sized. You can tell how small it is compared to the size of his tongue, which looks rather like a cows. Only, because the spoon is so tiny.

    • Green Girl says:

      LOL. Yep, the visuals alone are hilarious.

    • The New Classic says:

      If he was trying to look cool and suave on a date with a beautiful woman that ice cream effed his plan all up. He looks ridiculous. If she still wants to hit it after that then she is definitely THE ONE.

  17. Ellen says:

    Is it just me or is that she doesn’t look nothing like the two ladies he’s been romantically linked with recently?

    Seems odd

    • MissMary says:

      Not even remotely like them. WHich is why a lot of us are like “surrrrrrrrrrrrrre it’s her, Mirror. Sure.”

    • anngorah says:

      She was photographed with him – along with Andrew Scott – at Richard III two weeks ago.

      • MissMary says:

        So was Loo Brealey. If we’re basing relationships on who he’s papped with, he’s dated quite a few people, men and women alike.

      • anngorah says:

        I’m agreeing with you on all counts. Just letting the OP know that he’s been out and about with Sophie recently.

  18. anngorah says:

    I think one way to gauge the validity of the Sophie outing is to see who gets photog-ed with The Batch(elor) next. It seems clear there was some damage control done after the Katia photos and rumors went viral when he was so quickly seen and snapped out holding hands with Charlotte Asprey. Another of his many female friends, yes, but this seemed too strategic and stagey to be in all the rags so quickly. Sophie seems like a keeper though, and his people might be fine with this, even if it’s only a rumor, so it’ll be interesting to see how this evolves in the media. I truly feel for her, if she’s the one. She’s not going to have an easy time of this.

    • MissMary says:

      they didn’t do any spin after Alice Eve rumors, or Lydia Hearst (other than a “they’re good old friends” pat response), so I think that, if it’s a benign, non-wtf sort of thing, they just ignore it. Katia…that would’ve damaged his “brand” big time if there’d been verified hook ups (even though they’d been seen together arguing in public a year before and he was pap’d “kissing” her at the wedding, there was no solid oh look they’re on dates! It’s serious!) so spinning hard with a pic w/Charlotte Asprey and numerous shots of him out on the town with friends and without anyone “sketchy” were needed.

      Someone on another site brought up the idea that they may be trying to stave off gay rumors by letting the SH rumor run, but I think that’s pretty silly.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        Someone posted that on a page I’m on to.Think it highly unlikely (that they would do it,or that he is).
        Been no mention of the bi rumours in the press to my knowledge,so why go to the bother?

      • MissMary says:

        Every actor who is single or not in a very public LTR gets the gay or bi rumors because gods forbid a man is not with a woman 24/7. Women get the oh poor her, she can’t find the right man (ironically ,even if she is gay or bi, actresses will get that rumor) but men? It’s almost always “Oh, no gf/wife? Must be seeing a man!”

      • anngorah says:

        My point exactly regarding Katia, though I’m not sure anyone took the Alice or Lydia rumors all that seriously and those didn’t raise any eyebrows.

        The only “source” of gays rumors is most likely the homophobic side of the public domain. It’s never been much more than random internet commenters saying “he seems gay”…

      • MissMary says:

        @anngorah: The Lydia ones raised a few b/c she’s who she is and is very openly okay being a social climber/”socialite”/”model”, but nothing NEAR the level of Katia wtfery. The gay rumors are so sad because people think that’s the most scandalous thing they can do, accuse a single man of being gay. And it’s sad because that CAN ruin careers still in some circles, and ruin prospects. There’s never been any solid reason to consider BC gay or bi other than some whispers from “someone who knows someone who works in PR and says he went to this club once”. It’s all bull hockey.

    • Freebunny says:

      Sophie isn’t Katia, even if it’s not true and just a rumour, it’s really harmless.
      I doubt his PR will say anything, neither to confirm or deny.

      • MissMary says:

        I agree. It’s a harmless rumor. If it’s true, okay. If it’s not, it’ll die off and he’ll be spotted with a blondebrunetteredhead next month, next week, whenever, and we’ll be off on a new rumor run.

  19. Sophie says:

    If SH is THE gf, I’m just wondering why she hasn’t been to any of his events as his date, plus-one, whatever you want to call it. Just curious. Not saying they aren’t together but there’s something missing in this love connection for me to buy it. Could be the fact that they looked so bored in theses photos. Or maybe the fact that since the French Open, she hasn’t been with him as his plus-one. The whole thing leaves me scratching my head but you know, I’m probably wrong. As I said on another thread, I hope they’re both happier now with each other than they looked in these photos.

    • MissMary says:

      Like many people, I have friends of the opposite gender from myself and we hang out in social settings. These “sightings” of them together, when you scratch the surface, are all social hang out things. Nothing “verified” other than the French Open as a date sort of outing… If they are, awesome, but where’s the actual together-ness? Her career isn’t so sensitive that she needs to keep it quiet if she’s dating him, and his career won’t suffer if he’s dating her, despite her lackluster resume. Like I’ve said before… the “source” is the Mirror. Which trawled things off a certain Tumblr blog and, apparently, got a “tip” on twitter from some stalker account. So I’m not sending them a congratulatory bouquet just yet.

      • Sophie says:

        I’m just not getting the “we’re together and in love” vibe from them, which is me being doubtful of the Mirror article. Seems like SH got cast in the role of secret gf here but whatever. Maybe I’m missing something here. I just am getting a casual vibe from this rather than a LTR.

    • Freebunny says:

      This and the fact that they seem to have no chemistry.
      Benedict has more chemistry with his i-phone.

      • MissMary says:

        This. I remember a pic from around the time the Burlesque Fairy Tales was made and there was some posh ‘do with the performers… she was sitting on the arm of his chair for a posed pic and they both looked so supremely uncomfortable next to one another. Like friends you had when you were a kid and someone made you hug and it was like “oh, ew, cooties” lol. I’m sure it was a weird, stressful moment since it was one of their first movies for the both of ‘em and so much chaos in these promo things but it always stuck with me how “ugh whatever” she looked.

    • Green Girl says:

      Good question. It could be he goes to these events to network. I’ve been the “plus one” in situations like that, and honestly I may as well have stayed at home. If he goes solo to these things, then he might prefer it that way instead of wondering the entire time “Is she bored?”

      If I were a celebrity, I wouldn’t want to appear at these public events with a significant other who wasn’t basically my partner/fiancee/spouse. I wouldn’t want every event to be me and another random dude, you know? Then your dating history becomes the story if you appear in public with a totally different person every.single.time, especially if it’s within a short period of time.

      • MissMary says:

        I remember when he and Lara Pulver went to some awards ‘do together in LA and they were both going “We’re not a couple!” during the pics–it was even on video and put on youtube, them saying that, and still people were linking them as dating within an hour of those vids and pics going up. Whoever you’re with at these things, no matter how casual, becomes your “omg love forever” in the eyes of some folks, even tabloid reporters, who will then do the same thing when you’re standing next to someone else at the next event.

  20. Frenchgirl says:

    sorry what does it mean “Watch this space. You never know”

    • MissMary says:

      Literally? Just “well, keep your eyes open! Maybe there’s news coming!” IN the context of the “article”? Nothing. It’s a filler quote likely taken out of context or, given the Mirror’s history, made up.

    • Linz says:

      As for her Mom saying “Watch this space. Wait and see!” That means ‘We tried to talk to her family but didn’t get anything newsworthy so we’ll go with something so ambiguous it won’t matter if we are right or wrong!”

      • Unburned says:

        Someone on another blog mentioned that Sophie’s mother had said that quote in an old article…so it could be just another example of the Mirror repeating an old quote to make fake news.

  21. blended says:

    i keep thinking about that random guy on twitter who described his theatre date as ‘stunning.’ i think sophie is a pretty girl in her own right, but i wouldn’t describe her as ‘stunning.’ to me it still seems like he’e dating around, but sophie is respectable enough to be PR friendly so his team won’t mind her name being thrown out there.

    • Kazlock 1307 says:

      @Blended
      I’m not 100% on this but I’m sure I’ve seen a tweet posted somewhere.Where someone said her friend had been sitting next to BC at the National.Her friend us apparently a very attractive brunette in her early 20′s.
      Could the reporter bloke have maybe meant her?_(she wasn’t actually with BC,just sat next to him)

    • MissMary says:

      @BLended: This. she’s a friend, she has no scandalous past or present, and if he’s dating around, having his name and hers linked makes it more “respectable” to the pearl clutchers than “omg he’s with mystery women all the time!”.

      • RobN says:

        Mary, I admire your dedication to this, but you, and I, and everybody else here, really has no idea whether they are simply friends or if it’s something more. Saying it over and over again, with authority, doesn’t really make it so. She seems like a pretty woman with interests and friends in common with him; that they’d be dating doesn’t really seem that shocking.

      • MissMary says:

        Like I’ve said several times, if they are, awesome. She’s near his age and not a sketchy 18 year old, she has her own career and not something flakey like “aspiring reality star” or “socialite”. But the fact is, they HAVE known each other for years and been friends for a long time. If they’re linked, it really is a non-scandalous rumor. If they’re dating, great for ‘em. If they’re not, it’s not going to harm either one to be linked. *shrug* And like I said, *if* he’s dating around, having his name linked to SH isn’t going to harm him any and it’ll calm down the pearl clutchers who think he’s a Disney Prince and would NEVER have a FWB relationship because he’s perfect or some b.s.

  22. Elyse says:

    She seems nice. And so far you guys seem to be taking a liking to her, so I guess there’s no need for claws and hisses.

  23. Abby_J says:

    I love it! She’s adorable, she sounds smart, and hopefully it will work out!

    Now if only my true love, whose name I won’t mention since it ALWAYS gets mentioned on Cumby threads, would come out publicly with HIS secret girlfriend, they could all get married and have little Shakespeare quoting babies, and we could sit back and watch the internet explode!

    • pru says:

      I can’t wait to see either of these two running around holding cute, curly haired babies! The internet will be a mess with exploded ovaries!

      • Raven says:

        Don’t put the cart before the horse. This is a tabloid article, and a dreadfully incorrect one at that. I’m also not sure how she manages to sounds smart considering we’ve never heard a word out of her mouth. She studied at Oxford? That’s great, did she actually graduate? Don’t forget that Oxford is also the alma mater of Alice “I’m a female nerd – I love shoes and lipstick!” Eve. You can be educated without being intelligent. And if you have enough money to sit around commissioning music videos with dead octopi rather than working a job, well, money talks and Oxford is no exception.

      • MissMary says:

        This is an article from the same tab that has linked him to several women over the past year or so, none of which panned out for the tab so…

    • Frenchgirl says:

      sorry what do you mean

    • 'P'enny says:

      I won’t let him mention me!!! Dear abbey, I remain incognito – however since my loved one is basically away till Christmas I will let u gossip about me on tumblr & sing I’m lonesome tonight.

  24. Raven says:

    Oh, yawn. Not this pretentious woman. Nearly 40, nothing to her name except some bit parts, an experimental album project, and “directing” a few shows. Have you ladies seen the music video she commissioned for herself where she is writhing around topless, covered in a lace veil, and playing with a dead octopus? Seriously, it exists, and she paid for it.

    Luckily this Mirror article is a bunch of garbage. They were wrong about being the ones to reveal her identity, they were wrong about her being at the National Theatre, and they are wrong to insist she was at Secret Cinema since nobody knows what that girl looked like. Let’s not even get into that dreadful mother’s comment. Just a really bad article all around, and unfortunately, it’s bound to grow legs.

    • MissMary says:

      …DEAD OCTOPUS? WHAT THE ACTUAL FRILLY WHAT?

      I want to look but… not. I don’t think I can bring myself to do it. Oh the article has grown so many legs it could be a centipede. but I noticed many other reprints are adding “rumored” to “girlfriend”.

    • Sophie says:

      @Raven…omg…what? Eww on that music vid thing and no, I don’t want to see it.

      I really do hope this is all just a rumor but time will tell, I guess. For now, central casting has her as Ben’s girl.

    • Raven says:

      For the curious, look up “Epitaph” by i.hunter. It’s a bit NSFW, but that probably goes without saying.

      Pretentious name, pretentious video, decent song. But she didn’t write it; it’s the work of songwriter Guy Chambers.

    • anngorah says:

      There’s also a music video of her singing Cher Isis (can I link youtube here, idk, search Guy Chambers and song title) ….after putting myself through this, I think I’m ready for the octopi.

    • 'P'enny says:

      @raven nearly 40! WTF??? Has that got to do with it??? Has he got to date a 20 yr old to appease his fAns👺

      • Raven says:

        Not at all. I’m much closer to 40 than I am to 20. Which is why I expect someone of her age to have more to her name than a few plays no one’s heard of, an unreleased album, and some octopus videos. She does not strike me as someone particularly intelligent, talented, or ambitious. Just someone with a few connections and a predilection for having her nips out.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I think they were referring to the maturity level. A 40 yr. old with nothing to show for themselves, acting like a child (according to the poster)-is where they were going.

    • matilda11 says:

      aaaand … the bashing begins

      • An says:

        @matilda11: Right? What even are some of the comments here?

        All I can find is that she works for a lot of theaters (is listed and active at 3 so far, her CV doesn’t seem to reflect anything related to direction but she’s definitely busy), she was part of an art installation once and recorded some guy’s music. Doesn’t seem to be fame-whorey to me at all.

        Yeah, she’s not a famous theater director, but at least she’s working.

  25. TotallyBiased says:

    Abby_j,
    I saw the light of what you did there…. ;)

  26. Green Eyes says:

    I actually think SH would be perfect for him. She’s intelligent (can keep a conversation up with him), she is bland/pretty (doesn’t outshine him), she’s a mediocre actress (again, doesn’t outshine him). She also seems the type who can keep her own company and therefore won’t mind his being away for weeks and months at a time.

    She really doesn’t have much else going on – she’s fast approaching 40 and has seen her best professional days in the rear view mirror And if she wants kids, it’s pretty much now or never. And it goes without saying that she would fit in with his friends – which would be a litmus test for any potential serious gf.

    I just wonder how well she would take popping out babies while he’s away for long periods of time.

    • Freebunny says:

      Why intelligent????
      We know nothing about her but her CV.

    • pru says:

      This is the type of woman I’d like to see him with. I too have always thought that someone in the biz would be a good match for him. She would get the lifestyle, understand his dedication and need to be gone much of the time.
      As for whether or not he is in a relationship with this particular woman, I’ll wait for more concrete proof or confirmation.

    • Green Eyes says:

      I take back the part about “now or never” having a child. She already has at least one child. There’s a picture of her being quite pregnant and with some viscount who has his hand on her stomach.

      • Froop says:

        The picture of her ‘pregnant’ was taken at a Vanity Fair party that apparently had a dressing up box. The blurb next to the picture said the other guests at the party remarked she wasn’t pregnant days earlier. I don’t think she has children.

      • MissMary says:

        Oh that makes it extra classy. That’s my personal twitch, people who fake pregnancy, even for a “laugh”. It’s a bad trigger for my feelings regarding fertility issues. That makes me side eye her so hard now.

      • Raven says:

        There are some pictures of her at The Quintessentially and Perrier-Jou‘t Summer Party in 2009. If you search for that party and her name, you will find them.

        She’s lying on the floor in the middle of a party wearing a fake pregnant belly, causing a scene, looking for attention. Please look at her. Please. If she can’t have her nipples out, she’s got nothing.

      • Sophie says:

        @Raven…no, just no with these pictures and with her. I agree with MissMary…not really liking people who fake being pregnant. My own personal reasons on this.

      • An says:

        …she was part of Nick Hackworth’s ‘living art’ installation at that party. I’m not a fan of it either but she didn’t just randomly decide to lay on the floor.

      • Raven says:

        Do you have a source for that? I don’t mean that in a snotty way, I’m just curious. Because I found pictures of her wearing that belly throughout the entire party – with different people, standing and sitting, eating and drinking. And when she’s on the floor she has her drink and other personal effects with her. The only reference to an installation by Nick Hackworth at the party I could find is talking about a palm tree. But even if what she did is a performance piece, it’s still dumb and pretentious (IMO).

      • An says:

        @ Raven

        Yep! The pics with her have ‘Performance by Sophie Hunter, Nemonie Craven;’ from the pro art phototag hired to cover it. Most of the other images from this party just list the names:

        http://dafjones.photoshelter.com/image/I0000hach0IUrdew

  27. Dalovelee says:

    For him if she floats his boat then congrats.. But she looks like a typical and uneventful British upper crusty sort of gal. But come on Cumby fans no one really imagined he’d go after some hottie model or wild and crazy actress?! Let’s be realistic this is someone he can take to classy events who won’t upstage or ruin his English gentleman image.

  28. blended says:

    FYI, Imitation Game just won TIFF peoples’ choice award. pretty much guaranteeing best picture nom. our boy worked very hard all week.

  29. From North of Boston says:

    This strikes me as tumblr chatter messily slapped together by the Mirror for click bait.
    Cumberbatch may well be seeing SH, but this piece offers nothing new.

    Personally, I don’t care who he winds up dating. (though I’d prefer it not be some fame-thirsty-reality wannabe)

    But I do hope whoever BC winds up with, that they enjoy their time together more than these pics seem to illustrate. (No judgement intended on the quality of whatever relationship BC/SH might have based on these pictures – I’d look pretty bored & miserable & squinty-eyed myself if forced to sit in the hot sun and watch other people play tennis all afternoon)

    And as a selfish fan, once it’s confirmed he’s IN a relationship, I hope we get at least one public photo where he & the SO are actually looking AT each other and smiling, looking happy (or facing the camera together and smiling…as he used to do in pics with OP) compared to the many many pics of him next to someone where they are looking bored, distracted, like they are just two strangers walking together.

  30. Breezy says:

    Questionable source but if she makes him happy, whatevs.

    I have to admit I’m more interested in the recent Jason Bell photo. I think it’s new, I’ve never seen it before. I choked on my toast.

  31. Unburned says:

    The Mirror also stated that BC was ‘dating’ Dakota Johnson and Katia Elizarova. This is the Mirror’s pathetic attempt to have the ‘scoop’ before any other rag. Believe it when he’s seen out and about with her casually, holding hands in an unguraded moment, or officially on an industry red carpet.

    • Raven says:

      Yes, it’s a crap source and blatantly incorrect in multiple ways. Which is why it’s so frustrating that other sources are running with it. I just saw a “5 things to know about Benedict Cumberbatch’s girlfriend” article on Crushable. They called her “hella smart”. I hella vomited.

      • Green Eyes says:

        I just hella LOL’d at your comment, Raven.

      • MissMary says:

        I hella read it to my SO who is still giggling, lol.

        Crushable is like Cosmo-lite… and considering how little substance Cosmo has, that’s really not a good thing.

      • just a fangurl says:

        Good grief, they didn’t even mention the “I’m taken” incident from earlier in the week, which would seem to support their case…..

  32. Shiv says:

    I think the poster above nailed it.

    A puppet account sent info to Simon Boyle at the Mirror – this was over a week ago – sneaky pic of them at Richard III and a link to Sophie’s wiki page (before it was edited).
    Simon Boyle is the author of this Mirror ‘exclusive’. Furthermore, since this has been discussed the puppet account has deleted the tweets to Simon (has he maybe asked the account to do it??). It’s a complete rehash.

    Also, why are some people insistent that she’s cute and intelligent? As Raven said, none of us have heard her in an interview.
    All we’ve seen is acting and rolling about with some octopi.

    They might be dating but that’s as far as it goes, IMO.

    • MissMary says:

      I wonder if anything will be made of the way the Mirror got the info? Since she’s fairly inoffensive to be linked with (side eyeing her “pregnant costume” antics and the dead octopus music video aside), I’m doubt it. It seems like small fish to a PR agency imho, but it’s still a really shitty tactic. Then again, this is the Mirror we’re talking about…

    • pru says:

      “why are some people insistent that she’s cute and intelligent? ”
      What do you mean by this? What does it matter if some people like her? BC himself likes her enough to (at least) socialize with her (if not more). Personally, I’m not going to bother researching anyone until he officially confirms a relationship. But, it doesn’t seem fair to call her ugly and dumb based on gossip, either.

  33. Frenchgirl says:

    In France, the tabloids verify before posting something like that & with pics. I think you know what happen to the French president & his lover? I don’t know how it works in England so I can’t say anything about the soure of the mirror. In october, there will be a premiere fot TIG so maybe we will have an asnwer. But what it’s strange for me is that she left him out till 3am after the GQ awards & wasn’t t the TIFF. But in an other hand, could be possible, there were seen at the French Open, the Hay Festival& RIII. I really don’t know, too much gossip. Ah on a site, a girl whe apparently was at Elbow concert said that he was there with a group of friends, 2 brunettes she didn’t mention but she said we talked abt her on the site, so we can assume they qere SH & Vicky but they act like friends not in relationship. Wait & see

  34. Jalia says:

    She runs a youth outdoor theater program that’s very affordable and has done well enough to merit a 2nd location. Never struck me as unintelligent.

    This is the Mirror though so I’d wager it’s crap.

    • Shiv says:

      @Jalia – that is not the same Sophie Hunter.

      • MissMary says:

        Came here to say that, lol. For a moment I was like “Well, hey, bad costume choices and music videos aside, maybe she has some substance!” but I saw it was a different Sophie Hunter and am back to “meh”.

  35. lindy79 says:

    Fail has picked up on it and contacted his folks (pr not wanda and tim…although that would be fab).
    could her mum not just have just said no comment? Or maybe it was Hiddles putting on a bad french accent a-la ‘Allo ‘Allo?
    “Why yeees i am zophieeees mothaair, (aka ze Fallen Madonna with ze Big Boobies). Are zay, are zay non? Oh l’amour..i cannot possibly commant…but we shall seeeeee….”

    That octopus vid is unintentionally hilarious, it reminds me of that Travis video for Sing when theres a food fight and some posh woman swings one around her head like the Hammer throw at the Olympics. Other than that..Im meh on this until he wheels her out for events which he should do for award season if its a thing.
    Weinstein may want a higher profile lady though, not one who wears sealife as millinery

    • MissMary says:

      Oh my lord, ‘Allo ‘Allo! I thought I was the only one around who still remembered that show!

      LOL well it’ll be interesting to see if Karon et al respond or of it’s a nonstarter. I’m banking on “they’re old friends”.

    • Sophie says:

      What’s the big deal with him issuing a statement through PR one way or another? Secret’s out now if they have a thing. Nothing to hide, which was ridiculous in the first place. And yeah, how about showing up with her to some events.

      • MissMary says:

        There’s a vibe about PR issuing a statement that makes it “official.” If it’s No, they’re not together, then it tends to shut up the tabs (to an extent). If it’s “please respect their privacy” then it’s “awwww, yay! Now we can speculate about their romance because they’ve confirmed it!” No statement? Could go either way. But if there’s no statement, it also shows that PR/the celebs involved don’t care enough about the rumor to address it in either case. It’s either something that won’t impact their image or career one way or the other, or it’s something that’s not enough to worry about if it lingered.

      • lindy79 says:

        MissMary not at all!! I used to love ‘Allo ‘Allo and bless you for strolling down memory lane with me!
        If memory serves his PRRRRRRRRRRRR *roll tongue like Edina Monsoon* made a comment about Lydia Hearst along the lines of “they’re friends who are having fun” I’m paraphrasing but was .aka they are shagging but he aint bringing her back to Wanda. I remember because it was hilarious. They could stay quiet but if she’s a proper GF and all that ensues then he really should just come out and say it. No ones life will be over as a result.

      • MissMary says:

        LOL! Now I’m gonna have to tease my friend who does PR for publishing by saying “PRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR” lol. *ahem* Yeah, lol, the Lydia Hearst comment… I think it was just a bit TOO obvious they were hooking up to issue a full on denial about them being out together. He’d taken her to some Oscar week parties, they went to nightclubs, etc. And I think there’d been enough chatter from those “in the know” that denying it would’ve just triggered a huge “Lies! LIAR!” sort of flail. But for every other “Omg are they?” his PR never issues a statement–Dakota, Alice, Charlotte… The Katia incident got a “we’re old friends” thing but that was BC *and* her…and it seems like Karon cracked down on statements being issued after that, lol.

      • Sophie says:

        @lindy79. I agree. He should say something about this rumor one way or another. I mean, if SH is just an old friend, why should she be put through the rumor mill just for hanging out with him a few times. And if she is a proper gf, I think it would be nice if he acknowledged that, JMO

      • lindy79 says:

        Thats kind of my thinking, if shes a GF who you’ve been friends with for ages then do the courteous thing and just come out about it.

        Until he comes out and confirms anything then I’m in either the a)press nothingness b)they’re shagging not serious so who wants to admit that c) theyre shagging but its early days so are hedging their bets…(I’ve married a coworker so can relate to this stage)

      • Encumbered says:

        Benedict should have just not said he “was taken” even as a joke. He’s the blame for this SH shit-storm, the turd. Look what he had done! Poop head….

      • lindy79 says:

        *cough* c) i obviously meant when we started dating we agreed to keep it schtum until we were ready to go public..to avoid all the crappy office gossip. Reading it back it seemed a bit crass.. *coughs*

    • From North of Boston says:

      I suspect (hope!) when he is actually dating someone seriously, his PR will not have to make any comment, because we’ll see something like this:

      http://deareje.tumblr.com/post/14207789405/benedict-cumberbatch-and-anna-james-at-grey-goose

      Not the over-bleached hair – No! no! no! no! But BC showing up somewhere happily with a date by his side, looking like they are having fun.

      • lindy79 says:

        Think bleached hair can be blamed on Parades End but yes I’d like to think if he’s seeing someone even remotely serious he won’t give a hooping funt about what folks think and just bring her to something. Like ripping off a band aid.
        Granted his profile has raised a bit since then.

      • MissMary says:

        When he was dating Anna James, there were tons of “setlock” (fan pics and reports from Sherlock filming) pics and reports of her visiting him on set, and lots of openly being seen together in public. Sure, his rumor mill wasn’t as strong then, but there was a lot of reliable “he was seen at x event with Anna James” or, at worse “and brunette friend” (or similar wording). There wasn’t any sneaking around and being “super protective of her identity” shenanigans that some folks are trying to claim around this Secret GF b.s.

      • Maria says:

        For a while now he’s been seen at x event with a “brunette friend” (the French Open tennis match; his recent holiday to Greece and Italy; Secret Cinema) so he’s not really sneaking around any more.

        He has been open about relationships in the past and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he takes Sophie to a high profile public event. I hope he takes her with him to the premier of The Imitation Game at the London Film Festival next month.

    • MissMary says:

      I don’t think he’s ever going to live down “Yummy, delicious.” I’m willing to put good money on it being in any future awards nomination announcements.

      • lindy79 says:

        #yummygate was embarrassing for the woman but his costars reactions were perfect for it. They treated it exactly the way it should have been…ridiculous but also hilarious.

      • MissMary says:

        Very true. So maybe it’ll pass before any more noms come up. I’d hate for that to be a tag for him forever.

      • lindy79 says:

        I should clarify it was ridiculous and hilarious but totally not the time or the place and the only person who should be embarrassed about it is the lady in question. I just thought they (his co stars) handled it brilliantly along with his backhanded slapdown.

      • MissMary says:

        Oh, I totally agree. I think the co-stars and others on stage handled it well as they could (which was very) and he, though obviously taken aback, handled it much better than most folks could. Honestly, if I were in his place, I’d have gone “what the actual fuck?” and done a mic drop lol.

    • icerose says:

      this was my favourite quote in the reuters article which was an assistant director and actress in a vampire film which won people’s choice for the midnight film category.
      “I’d like to use this forum to bring attention to a more serious matter: the disgusting sport of vampire hunting,” said co-director and co-star Jemaine Clement.

      The other film which I did not know?? was at TIFF was Pride set in the 1984′s miners strike when a group of lesbians and gay me came out to support the miners. I just happened to pick it up a TIFF article. It has received brilliant reviews from the critics and I have also been hearing great reviews from those non critics who have see it. I am hope o catch it this week when I am up north seeing the Maxine Peak as Hamlet. It has Andrew Scott in as well as Bill Nighy.It is one of those quirky Brit comedies like the Full Monty very down to earth and uplifting. It is on national release here but not sure if it has an international distributer’

      • MissMary says:

        Pride seemed to get swept away in the furor over TIG and a few other “big” films, which is kind of a downer because it sounds amazing. I hope it gets a wide enough distro that we can see it stateside.

      • Anne tommy says:

        I saw Pride, really enjoyed it, a bit corny in places but really great performances, and touching.

  36. Pocket Lint says:

    *couGAYgh*

  37. Arkanstone says:

    As said before, the Daily Mail is a horrible source, and has been sued a handful of times. So,mom taking this with a grain of thought. I feel from looking at the picture, that there is little to no chemistry between them. Also, I have personally met and known people who have gone to prestigious schools, they may be smart, but a good portion lack people skills.

    If he does have a girlfriend, then goof for him, the man has been single for a while, and if he’s casually dating, I wouldn’t blame him, he’s a man, and has needs, same goes for ladies in the same position.

    On an slightly related note, and in no way am I trying to bash Cumberbatch, but why does he complain about being described as push then goes out to things consider posh, and socialize with “posh” society? If he really hated it that much, wouldn’t it be best to avoid it or try to go incognito?

    I’d like to see Benedict date somebody who is in the relationship for the right reasons. He does come across as a very nice guy in interviews, albeit, a bit of a potty mouth.

    • GeeMoney says:

      I guess I’m the only one who absolutely LOVES his pottymouth?!? Hmmm.

      • MissMary says:

        lol nah, I think it’s kind of adorable really.

      • Jane says:

        Normally I’m not crazy about a potty mouth on a man, but hearing the f-bomb, etc. come out of that gorgeous mouth of Benedict’s makes me smile. It makes me effing smile!! ;-D

      • Arkanstone says:

        I was just speaking in general. Autocorrect attacked some of my post. Lol

        I do enjoy his potty mouth, I have one myself. It’s a breath of fresh air from people being so professional in interviews.

    • MissMary says:

      @Arkanstone: Re the rest of your post: What makes it “worse” is the originating source isn’t the Fail but the Mirror, which makes the Fail look downright New York Times-esque.

  38. Illyra says:

    Hah I KNEW she looked familiar. Been binge watching Midsomer Murders on Netflix… she played Bella in “The Maid In Splendour”.

  39. tc says:

    I doubt she’s his girlfriend. However I must say that the notion that this woman is somehow beneath him merely because her resume is not as distinguished as his is both ugly and classist. Perhaps she’s a middling director. So what? Most of us are at best mediocre at our jobs – which is fine, not everyone is Steve Jobs. A person’s worth can’t be found in his CV.

    And who knows? Some people are late bloomers. “Nearly 40″ is not the same thing as nearly dead.

  40. Lola says:

    Hi new here but I read posts on eggsbenedish & someone reported few weeks ago that everybody in the industry knew his gf is a theater director. So maybe SH

    • MissMary says:

      The same tumblr also swore “people in the industry knew” he was dating Kinvara Balfour and “had been for some time” and it was “very serious” so…huge grain of salt.

      I could go there now and post people in the industry knew for sure he was having a long term relationship with any random name and it’d be picked up and run with and all over the place by the end of the day as “people in the know” verified it.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        MissMary
        I’ve been looking on different sites and blogs, and I have to say it’s confusing.I think I must be getting hus secret gf’s mixed up!

        One said he was at the cinema with her.
        One that he was at National Theatre with her and were seen leaving together on his bike.

        Yet another said he was st National Theatre with a stunning blonde (thought that was a stunning brunette last time!)
        Also seen his name linked with Cressida Bonas!(but that was same page as the bi rumour)
        Elbow concert he was alone,but also with Adam Ackland,then it was a large group,then it was 2 brunettes and then just Sophie!!!

      • MissMary says:

        @Kazlock: SH was never verified as being his “brunette” at the NT–in fact, there’s many who looked up where whereabouts online and found her to be in another city altogether that evening, iirc. Same with “Secret Cinema”–he was with Loo Brealey and a group of friends. The Fail lady who claimed she saw him “cuddling and kissing” was full of it because her details could not match the venue/event. Also it was no verified to be SH, just some people online saying it must be SH since they’d gone to an event together with a group early in the week or month.

        People have been salivating to link him to Cressida Bonas, too, for a while because of the “posh” thing and because she’s conventionally pretty and it’d look like a “good match”. But there’s never been anything to link them, other than that tumblr and some fans online swearing she must be his mystery bonde. At the Elbow concert, most people have said he was with friends including Adam Ackland. SH was there but she was not solo with him. Again with the group situation by most reports.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        MissMary thanks for clearing that up.So many different versions floating about.Including the one about it being a story planted by his PR team to ‘cover’.

      • Linz says:

        @Kazlock.

        97% percent of that stuff came from EggsBenedish. Ugh!

        I understand, that there are people who find that blog entertaining. But some people take what is said on that blog, as gospel, and they run with it/spread it.

        The Daily Fail and The Mirror have taken stuff directly from that blog.

      • Shiv says:

        @missmary – where have you seen that he was at Elbow with Adam? :)

    • Ether says:

      If this is Tumblr or a similar site, take it with a grain of salt. There was a time when blogs were trying to connect him to Alice Eve. Eve is now engaged to a long term friend, that is not Cumberbatch.

      Until there’s more pics that either are the red carpet, or of him and her actually enjoying each other’s company I don’t buy it.

    • Lola says:

      I know girls but it’s the term used : theater director. It could be her or another but… well I don’t know

      • Leo says:

        It’s just another game of bad telephone. A few weeks ago someone posted on that blog that someone on Celebitchy said they are working in PR in London and that they heard gossip from some theatre actor that BC might have someone. The phrase was “the theatre community knows”.

        That’s it. No one mentioned a theatre director. Just people being slightly lazy with their gossip :)

      • MissMary says:

        By the time it shows up on that tumblr, it’s gone through several wringers and twisted around into an entirely new talking point. The number of people on there who are apparently “industry insiders” is stunning, lol, at least if the anons are to be believed.

      • Lola says:

        @Leo : ok thanks. so everybody here is sure she’s not th gf? if you’re right it’s disgusting for thrm

      • Gollum says:

        @lola I’m pretty sure most of us are being doubtful, we’re not saying she’s not, but we’re not saying she is either. These are poor sources to prove that she is. One picture does not prove a relationship nor does it disprove, but going by his history, I’d say he’s single and enjoying it. I haven’t seen a picture if him with the same women more than once on his own at different events.

        Why would it be disgusting for them?

  41. Lola says:

    A fan in twitter says they’re just friends & went alone to cinema & NT. Euh which cinema? I also heard that he, Sophie & Andrew wnet to cinema. Which cinema never heard or saw sthg abt it

    • MissMary says:

      There was a bit of a flutter because he was “spotted” at Secret Cinema in London. Someone made up a claim he was “kissing and cuddling at a drive-in”, which was dismissed b/c Secret Cinema isn’t a drive-in. He, Loo Brealey, and a small group went to the event to watch Back to the Future. The NT thing, someone posted a sneaky pic of him walking past or with a blurry brunette with long hair. There was “omg it’s his gf” furor over that but nthing was verified since the pic was not only super blurry but nothing could be determined and someone who claimed they’d met him and his gf at the theatre then posted oops nevermind it wasn’t his gf. SO…tempest in a teapot, both times. No “yes this is his gf” and a group outing with friends.

  42. Gollum says:

    Wasn’t all the girlfriend rumors started from a statement that was from a less than credible source from the person that has something to do with National Theatre? If I remember correctly from reading that quote, I took it more as the women, if she really said the quote, was directed towards the cumberb*tches, and wanting them to back off.

    Correct me if I’m wrong. If he does have a girlfriend, I hope it’s someone he actually has chemistry with instead of the lack in the above pictures. He had more chemistry with his iPhone in pictures from the same event. Too bad Keira wasn’t married, because they seemed to have quite a hit of chemistry in the premiere pics.

    • MissMary says:

      SOmeone associated with PBS made a comment that she herself had found him a gf but it was an unsubstantiated quote, iirc. There was an anonymous claim to the tabs (I think it was even the Mirror…) back in April that he had a “secret gf” he was “desperate to keep private” but I think most people pretty much attributed that to lazy reporting/fan “tips” trying to ferret out info.

  43. MissMary says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I don’t care who or if he’s dating… I still really want him to take his parents to the Oscars if he’s up for best actor.

  44. flavia_deluce says:

    Sounds like wishful thinking on the part of the mother to me.

  45. Green Eyes says:

    I was looking at some old pictures of BC last night – those taken on the beach for 3rd Star – and I have to say I like the old Cumby better than the new Cumby. He had longer hair, a more youthful, softer face (didn’t we all!). And other pictures of him at the time show him to be more relaxed – since, although he was a popular British actor, he hadn’t yet encountered the state of super-fame. His interviews were really open and honest and he hadn’t yet become so circumspect of his life in the public eye.

    Although it’s wonderful he’s achieving a great deal of success, it’s also rather sad, too, in a way. I wonder if he was happier back before “all this.” It’s like the saying goes, “be careful of what you wish for – it just may come true.”

    • Ash says:

      Very good question. I think he’s enjoying the money for sure, t I think he may be unable (just me assuming) in his personal life. He’s mentioned in many interviews how badly he wants to be a father, and wants it to happen before 40, he just turned 38 if I remember correctly. It’s obvious he hadn’t found a woman that suits him when it comes to children.

      I think professionally he is happy. He’s worked very hard, so it seems.

      • MissMary says:

        NGL, I think it’d be awesome if he was moved to adopt, foster, or have a surrogate. That’s mainly because I’d love to see more positive attention being given to those options when it comes to becoming a parent. BUT that’s a whole other subject lol.

      • Ash says:

        That is is MissMary. I’d love to see him do that as well. But, it seems he wants the traditional route, at least the impression I’ve gotten from him.

  46. Patti says:

    She probably is the GF. Just his type. No, not confirmed by him, but she’s in his company A LOT and even with his friends (doesn’t everyone hang out with the BF’s friends when they’re getting to know each other). Let’s face it – there are hundreds of thousands of women interested in him, doesn’t it make sense that he isn’t single?? She has kids so it makes sense it’d be cautious dating (most sensible people with kids to consider wouldn’t want their personal life laid bare on the internet). He seems like a lovely guy and I only hope for his sake he meets a woman who deserves him and that he’s happy. He’s 38 and wants kids; he’s gonna settle down soon. If he’s met the right woman, I hope it all works out for them.

    • Linz says:

      @Patti.

      So magically, only The Mirror (A Tabloid. Known for making shit up. Has been sued) has the exclusive story? Yet, they used a pic from June, stuff taken directly from Twitter and Tumblr, and old gossip? Sounds legit.

      “She’s in his company A LOT?” The French Open and Richard III equals a lot? She has been friends with Benedict for years. She knows/has worked with, some of the other cast members from Sherlock.

      What is so wrong with the idea of him being single?

      • Sophie says:

        @linz yes to everything you said. And what’s so wrong with him being single, I’d love to know that too. Like being single is some kind of disease he has??

    • MissMary says:

      @Patti: Not to split hairs, but I don’t think she has kids…

      and @Linz: Word. If we were to take everyone whose company he is in “a lot”, he’d be dating Adam Ackland, Loo Brealey, Karon Maskill. James Rhodes…

      • Linz says:

        @MissMary.

        Exactly!! lol

      • MissMary says:

        @Linz: Though, ngl, I think he and Adam would be an adorable couple, lol, if Adam wasn’t married with kids. Or if his wife was down for polyamory, lol (Oh, let’s just wait for THAT rumor to kick in).

    • Ava says:

      I’m not sure if he is dating her or not, but I think at some point people need to realize your favorite celeb just may want a life, family, and someone (whether they are married or just dating) to spent time with. They are not going to live and die alone just to fit their fans fantasy…..

      • MissMary says:

        *gasp* But…but… noooooooooooooo! I kid, I kid… And I totally agree. I just am not going to buy the stock in the story until it’s from a more reliable source than The Mirror and some blurry IG pics from a deleted twitter account.

    • Poe says:

      Actually, in my personal opinion, it’s make more sense for him to be single. He’s almost constantly busy as of late. Barely in the same country than a few months in a row. He’s mentioned in a round about way that people assume that people act like they know more about him than they really do. If I were in his position I’d rather be single until I found someone worth dating. So many people only want to date him, because of what he is, and not for who he is, as well as what they can get from him. Maybe, he’s learned quickly that it’s best not to jump into a relationship due to bad experiences.

      He has said he hopes to have kids before 40, but he also mentioned that it has to be the right person, and it can’t be just anyone. I feel that he won’t be settling anytime to. I’d add more, but I’ve written quite a bit already, but I’ll leave it at that, and someone else can carry on the conversation.

      • Felice says:

        Exactly. One time he hoped to have settled before 36 but then Star Trek happened. I bet he no longer has a set age anymore since men don’t really have biological clocks so to speak (I am aware that decrease in count is an issue though)

      • MissMary says:

        He’s mentioned in fairly recent (like the past year, year and a half) interviews that he wishes people would stop bringing that desire of his up because “things change” and it was intimated in the following paragraph or so that he wasn’t going to put a time limit on himself to have kids since other things in his life were going great guns. I mean, really, who knows. None of us know him IRL (and if we do, we’re awfully mum, lol) so maybe he has a master plan to have a kid at 40 one way or the other, or he’ll pull a Chaplin and crank one out at 80 when his career slows down lol.

      • Poe says:

        @MissMary I remember running across that interview. I’m almost 26, and do life experience my opinions and desires have changed immensely. Given, I’ve been through a lot.

        I don’t think he ever expected his career to hit off so well. Let’s hope he doesn’t date someone 20+ years younger than him.

        True, more than likely, no one on this thread know him personally, for all we know he could be an underdeveloped George Clooney or he has a girl in waiting. ;-)

      • Poe says:

        **undercover!!! Not underdeveloped…haha.

      • MissMary says:

        BWahahahaha! I don’t know… I’m going to go with “underdeveloped George Clooney” and see how that spins lol.

      • Breezy says:

        In a later interview he mentioned that he might wait on the children thing now that his career has ramped up. He was kind of vague with the comment, likely still thinking it over in his head, but it wasn’t sherlock related so fans didn’t pick up on it much. He’s said before that dating is hard because people either think they know you because of characters you play or they’re not really interested in YOU, just the character they like.

        I think he has plenty of fans that just like him, but dating fans isn’t a smart move. I don’t think it was ever something he even considered. He’s too smart for that.

  47. Patti says:

    Well there are pictures of her while pregnant, and she’s made reference in an interview to spending time with her kids…

    • MissMary says:

      Then I stand corrected! I had only seen the fake bump pics and I am not a fan so not au courrant with her news. I did a quick google but couldn’t find anything mentioning her kids but I’ll take your word for it.

  48. Patti says:

    Maybe there are two SHunter who are theatre directors, I could easily have the wrong one

    • just a fangurl says:

      yes, there are more than one. One of them runs some sort of children’s theatre group here in the US and that is not the one associated with BC. The SHunter we are discussing wore a fake pregnancy belly for an “art” piece but I am quite sure she does not have children

    • MissMary says:

      Someone mentioned up thread there’s another Sophie Hunter who works in theatre and one of her big things is a summer theatre program for kids… maybe it’s her? Or maybe this one DOES have kids but is quiet about it…

      • Raven says:

        I don’t think she has children. I think people are just getting confused because of the time she wore a fake pregnancy belly to a party. And the Sophie Hunter who runs the childrens’ theatre is absolutely a different person. You can see her picture in her LinkedIn profile. The interviews people have found are probably hers.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        The other Sophie Hunter does have children.Googled and got her by accident.Mentions it in the write up.
        Has anyone seen if BC’s people have responded at all?

      • Linz says:

        @Kazlock.

        They aren’t going to respond. Why would they?

  49. Lola says:

    What do you think about the fact that karon or his agency didnt confirm or denied the rumour?

    • MissMary says:

      They rarely respond to tabloid rumors. The only notable exception I can think of is Katia (and then it was Ben himself saying they were just old friends and I think that was only said because they’d been spotted pretty publicly having a tiff at a party where he left, she followed, and then came back alone…this was a year before the Ibizia-gate) and Lydia Hearst (where PR people said they were old friends having fun, basically acknowledging it was an open thing they were hooking up and there was no denying it since they’d been seen out publicly at several H’wood parties and Oscar week ‘dos. It was a spin to ensure she wasn’t “OMG HIS GF” because she’d been to some major industry things with him and rather firmly “just a friend” however that means). Karon et al seem to rarely acknowledge tab rumors. A lot of PR groups are like that because it’s like once you reply to their request once, they’re at you 24/7 and running all sorts of rumors for a response. Lack of acknowledgement is typically “this isn’t even on our radar and it’s not going to harm our client, so we’re not responding.” If it was “OMG Benny’s new gf is someone truly horrible with a problematic and potentially damaging history for your client!” then they’d respond toute de suite.

      • Frenchgirl says:

        maybe they don’t deny bc it’s true

      • MissMary says:

        @Frenchgirl: Like Linz mentioned, they don’t confirm or deny for any of the rumors save a small few (Katia and Lydia). Most PR folks ignore requests from tabs, no matter the rumor, because it’s just good business to ignore them. Unless it’s a hugely egregious rumor, or something that is so obvious it can’t be denied, ignoring a tab request means one less thing to deal with, esp from muckrackers. Most tabloids, esp in the UK and US, aren’t known for fact-checking and having a backbone.

    • Linz says:

      @Lola.
      They aren’t going to say anything.

      The Mirror and other Tabloids have linked him with several women. (Liv Tyler, Kinvara Balfour, Laura Carmichael, Polish Actress Anna Prus, Dakota Johnson, etc, etc) His PR people didn’t respond to the rumors. They haven’t responded to the “Secret Girlfriend” rumors.

    • Frenchgirl says:

      ok it’s completely different in Franec, that’s why I asked

  50. Lola says:

    eu on twitter a guy named Phil Kline posted this : When I see a headline “Benedict Cumberbatch girlfriend revealed” I don’t expect it to be someone I know. what do you think?

    • MissMary says:

      *shrug* He knows Sophie Hunter in some capacity is what I’m guessing. I’m sure it’ll be parsed to death all over the place though lol. It can be taken is “wow, I’m surprised, I didn’t know she was dating him” or “uh, weird, she’s supposed to be dating him? I know her and this is a surprise” or “oh, hey, look, someone I know in the media!”. Or… nothing at all.

    • Linz says:

      @Lola.

      It could mean anything. Maybe he finds it amusing? Maybe he is surprised, that The Mirror is claiming that Sophie is Benedict’s “Girlfriend?” Or “I am friend’s with Sophie, and this is news to me.”

    • Linz says:

      So, he just changed his Tweet. (That’s not odd) Now, it says:
      “When I saw the headline “Benedict Cumberbatch rumored girlfriend revealed” I didn’t expect it to be someone I actually knew.”

      • Frenchgirl says:

        @Linz : & what is the difference?

      • Linz says:

        @Frenchgirl.

        What he originally said: “When I see a headline “Benedict Cumberbatch girlfriend revealed” I don’t expect it to be someone I know.”

        Now: “When I saw the Headline “Benedict Cumberbatch rumored girlfriend revealed” I didn’t expect it to be someone I actually knew.”

        The changes make a difference.

      • MissMary says:

        Hmmmm. That could make one wonder that, if he actually knows her well enough IRL, he’s surprised she’s mentioned as the secret gf because he knows differently (pardon my lack of syntax… I’m out of coffee…). Either that or BC and SH are great at keeping things super quiet.

      • Linz says:

        Now the Tweet is gone.. Hilarious..

      • MissMary says:

        LOL, lord almighty, it’s the worlds longest game of telephone.

      • Linz says:

        @MissMary

        LMFAO!!!

      • Frenchgirl says:

        sorry but I dont understand the difference

      • MissMary says:

        @Frenchgirl: One implies current knowledge of the person, the second way implies they knew them past-tense. Both ways are phrased to indicate surprise. But it can also mean he just rephrased it–English is a heartless bitch, language-wise lol.

    • Lola says:

      Phil kline worked with Sophie Hunter for the Phantom Limb Theatre for the play Tesla in New York

  51. NoisyBird says:

    Im very excited for this rumor to die. One way or the other.

    • Breezy says:

      Yeah, I’m tired of talking about it. We’ve had the Bell photo and now a fabulous tiff interview with Ben and Keira. I’d much rather be talking about that. I was pleasantly surprised that neither of them shied away from talking about Turing’s treatment and even when the interview spun off a bit and went into a discussion about sexism and the new wave of feminism they jumped right in. Much more interesting IMO.

      If possible I like them both even more after that interview.

      • MissMary says:

        I loved that interview–it seemed so much less “guarded” than the usual “tell us about your movie” things we get from a lot of performers.

    • Poe says:

      +1000000000000000

  52. Frenchgirl says:

    In France they translate the mum’s quote lie : keep an eye on them you will see

    • Shiv says:

      The mothers quote makes no sense no matter how it’s translated. It’s an odd thing for anyone to say. They probably asked her if they’re working together, haha!

      Not sure if she is the GF but maybe he is dating her. Don’t understand why he would hide it – he didn’t with Olivia and Anna, and there are far bigger stars than him who are in relationships that the public know about.

  53. Maria says:

    I think she is his girlfriend. They were seen together at the French Open and at Richard III; he was also spotted with a brunette woman on holiday recently, and at Secret Cinema.

    It was starting to appear a crass and frankly unbelievable for a 38 year old successful and financial solvent man to claim to be single for as long as he has. I’m glad that pictures and sightings are emerging and now we have a name. I hope he’s seen out in public with her soon at a high profile event (as he was happy to do with Olivia and Anna).

    • Linz says:

      @Maria.

      They have been friends for years. They were at the French Open In June. They saw Richard III, with Amanda, Loo and Andrew. The holiday/Italy story has changed several times. (First, he was there with a group of friends. Then he was there with a blonde. Then he was there with a brunette, Then he was there with a couple of brunettes, A young child, said it was a brunette woman, looked like an Actress, in her late 30′s-early 40′s.) Let’s remember, a young child said those things, after people were pestering him online. Several different accounts about the Secret Cinema.

      Pictures and sightings are emerging? Two sightings with someone he has been friends with for years, does not mean they are in a relationship. If there are so many pictures/sightings emerging. Then why did The Mirror use the French Open pic….from June?

      “The original source of the article was an anonymous Twitter using the pseudonym “Danny Cruz” who tweeted to Simon Boyle of the Mirror. They sent pictures, some of which depicted clearly BC with different women than Hunter, but claimed it was her and now we have this. He was not with her at the National Theatre or the Secret Cinema.” That Twitter account has been deleted, and so have all of the Tweets.

      • Raven says:

        Let’s not forget that he’s appeared at twice as many places with Kinvara as he has with Sophie, including the Monaco Grand Prix. A few months ago, everyone was sure it was SHE who was the girlfriend and their “London theatre insider” friends confirmed that it was serious, people were expecting an announcement to come forth at any time, etc. Now that she’s faded out of sight and he’s been seen with several different women, it’s like she never existed. Will the same be true of Sophie in a few months?

        Is it really such a crime for him to be single, anyway? It seems perfectly logical to me that a man in his position would be putting work first. He was in a relationship for a very long time and is now reaping the benefits of a lifetime of work. He has ages to settle down and have kids – he needs to seize the day and make the most of his star.

      • Linz says:

        @Raven.
        All of what you just said.

    • blended says:

      why is it ‘crass’ to be 38 and single? this isn’t the 1950′s.

    • MissMary says:

      @Blended; I was wondering the same thing…

      @Raven: YES all of this. Voice of reason and logic, you are.

      If we want to base relationships on who he’s been pictured with, he’s also dating Loo, Andrew, Dan Stevens, Adam Ackland, Karon…

      And the only “news” is that mirror “article” (using the term loosely) being reprinted. It’s time to move on.

      And I do find it kind of hilarious how fickle these “insiders” seem to be on the other sites, swearing it was Kinvara and no wait it’s Sophie Hunter and wait it’s this person or that one… I’m legit waiting for someone to plant a rumor with a made up woman and see how fast it gets legs. Lady Snarfybutt Hinkypunk, theatre lighting designer and poet…they’ve been dating for months now and it’s serious, folks. Okay, Mirror, take that and run!

      • Raven says:

        Well I saw him with Lady Snarfybutt in Chelsea the other day and they stopped into a salon to get his and hers manicures….

      • Raven says:

        Well, I heard that he and Lady Snarfybutt were spotted in Chelsea the other day. They were riding matching scooters and stopped by a salon for his and hers manicures.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        Lady Snarfybutt is a wonderful woman!!She’s a redheadedblondebrunette,with wonderful chunky ankles. And a fabulous collection of tube tops!
        She’s also well known as an artist,director and neurons scientist.In her spare time,when not riding scooters or BC,she is hoping to end world hunger.

      • MissMary says:

        It’s tru luv 5evah, y’all! They’ve been good friends for years and her job is so super secret important that they can’t be seen together unless she’s wearing an invisibility cloak or one of her many disguises!

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        MissMary
        Lady Snarfybutt has supported him at all red carpet events… cunningly disguised as Adam Ackland!
        She bears a striking resemblance to AA,and with her artistic skills it took very little effort.She’s a woman who likes a challenge and is already planning her next disguise (London Film Festival).Rumour has it she will attend as a handkerchief in BC’s pocket(ifvshe can move Sophie,Kinvara and Viki out of it in time!

      • MissMary says:

        I think it’s time the world knows-I mean, other than those theatre insiders on tumblr and some of the other gossip sites! The women he’s seen with? It’s all a clever ruse. They’re specially trained decoys, available for hire by any celeb who wishes to throw the tabs off the trail of their tru luv 5evah. Lady Snarfybutt Hinkypunk supports their presence because it allows her to pass unnoticed in all photographs, events, and outings, except when she’s moving so fast she’s a blur (little known fact: she’s so awesome, regular film can’t capture her essence).

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        The Hinkypunk name is an illustrious one in the UK.Lady Snarfybutt herself is carrying on the tradition of being a mystery woman.

        Mata Hari,she was a Hinkypunk,obviously she used an alias in her work.
        Snarfybutt, or Butt to close friends,likes to model herself on her ancestor.Her dance if the seven veils (all made by Chanel) is a particular favourite at the Palace.

      • MissMary says:

        She only uses the most on-trend veils, but she’s really down to earth. Her invisibility cloak was Marks and SParks, after all!

  54. Lola says:

    Maybe she’s his gf but it looks like he loves being single & having casual dates

  55. Lola says:

    @raven : SH was at the grand prix?

  56. Lola says:

    he was at Nick Cave’s premiere, don’t know if he was with Adam Ackland who were there too.

    • MissMary says:

      Few folks who were there said he was solo or at least meeting a male friend. No roaring away on a motorcycle after hustling out a blurry date.

      • Lola says:

        yes I know but Adam tweeted he was alsot there, so I was wondering. Poor sophie alone at home all day long + the night, you’re not a nice guy Ben lol

  57. Frenchgirl says:

    even the italian newspapers report the news of the gf.

    • MissMary says:

      It’s the same story as the Mirror. There’s no substance to it. Same thing happened when he went to a film wth Liv Tyler, when he went to lunch with Dakota Fanning (and her friend who was in tow but conveniently left out of the article). He’s very popular so the story gets picked up. But the thing is… it’s nothing new. It’s the exact same thing from the Mirror, even cited as “the Mirror reveals…” in almost every reprint. Literally the same information. It’s not like they have a scoop, etc.

  58. Kazlock 1307 says:

    MissMary, wasn’t Lady Snarfybutt present at the première?
    It seems just her sort of thing…if she could drag herself away from curing world hunger while doing the dance of the seven veils!

    • MissMary says:

      She was cleverly disguised as Nick Cave!

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        Oh MissMary what a fantastic disguise! But who was disguised as Adam?…Kinvara?

        He is at Bright Young Things Gala tonight…Who will she be tonight?Hope the Marks and Sparks cloak of invisibility is back from the cleaners!

      • MissMary says:

        I’m betting she’ll be…hmmm. Adam. Or possibly “random bystander with brown hair”.

      • Kazlock 1307 says:

        Random bystander with brown hair?….So Sophie is going then???
        I do hope Butt enjoyed herself.Being the wonderfully fabulous person that she is,I’m sure she did.I understand the rest of the Hinkypunk family are thrilled by the prospect of BC joining them.
        All that interbreeding was beginning to tell.What with Butt having webbed toes and all!

      • MissMary says:

        *gasp* His arm’s around Andrew Scott! This is like the fifth time this summer they’ve been pictured together! That’s it, they’re dating!

      • Sophie says:

        *gasp*. AS is the secret…um…SO. And he’s got brown hair! ;-)

      • MissMary says:

        It all fits! Someone tell the tabs! Wait, I’m sure it’s already a tumblr rumor so we just have to sit back and wait now…

  59. Sophie says:

    Saw pics on tumblr with Ben and Andrew Scott. Not loving Ben’s hair.

    • MissMary says:

      That seems to be the general consensus re the hair… Easy money it’s for filming since that starts next week (Richard III) and it’ll grow out over the course of it.

      • Sophie says:

        @MissMary. I’m mourning the loss of the Cumbercurls. :-(

      • MissMary says:

        @Sophie: Same! Though it seems his hair grows fairly quick (though that might be my perception through the lens of social media and the like) so… maybe Sherlock won’t have a crew cut or something lol.

  60. Kazlock 1307 says:

    Is it a picture from tonight?
    Oh Lord! Tumblr is still in that rumour…this will add more flame to the fires!!

  61. anon says:

    Not caring for the cut but will be easier to wear a RIII wig.

    Love the suit though.

  62. Lola says:

    apparently, she is

  63. Frenchgirl says:

    ok so how may girls are crying right now?