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Benedict Cumberbatch's rumoured girlfriend revealed to be actress Sophie Hunter

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Benedict Cumberbatch

is believed to be

dating British actress and theatre director Sophie Hunter

.After pictures emerged of the


actor with

a brunette companion at the French Open

, the 38-year-old's legion of fans sought to identify his

new love interest


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Benedict and Sophie attended the French Open in June together

On Saturday

The Mirror

confirmed that

"for a number of weeks" Benedict has been seeing 36-year-old Sophie

, an Oxford graduate who appeared in 2004 blockbuster

Vanity Fair

as well as TV shows including

Midsomer Murders



.Benedict and Sophie have known each other for some time and starred together in 2009 film

Burlesque Fairytales


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When quizzed about her daughter's relationship with the

12 Years A Slave

actor, Sophie's Edinburgh-based mum Anna cryptically told

The Mirror


"Watch this space. You never know."
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Sophie, who played Anne Boleyn in

Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant

, studied French and Italian at Oxford before undertaking a course at the Jacques Lecoq school of theatre in Paris.

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Harrow-educated Benedict, who studied drama at Manchester University, has previously been romantically linked to

designer Anna James

and dated

The Thick of It


Olivia Poulet

for 12 years.

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