Sophie Hunter celebrates turning 37

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Happy birthday, Sophie Hunter! As the avant-garde theatre director celebrates turning 37, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Sophie, and you…

This is what Sophie, who is a Pisces, can be expecting today:

Do you really want to know what your future holds? Then don't ask me! Find the nearest mirror. Gaze into your own eyes and look, in particular, at the hope that you see being reflected right back at you. There is something you believe in. Something you are excited about. Something you very much want to happen. Why can't it happen? What is preventing progress? As Uranus and Pluto complete their sharp alignment and we move on, this week, to an Eclipse on the cusp of the Equinox itself, a marvellous outlook awaits you.

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Sophie Hunter may have been thrust into the spotlight in 2014 after her relationship with award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch went public, but Sophie has already been enjoying a successful and accomplished career.

Born in 1978, Sophie grew up in West London and later studied Modern Languages at Oxford University.

A dedicated fan of the theatre, after graduation Sophie moved to Paris for two years, where she focused on experimental theatre, and later moved to New York where she was mentored by opera director Anne Bogart.

Early in her career Sophie took on supporting roles in TV programmes such as Mumbai Calling, Midsomer Murders, and Torchwood, and also starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2004 film Vanity Fair.

As well as taking her plays across the globe, Sophie has also directed stage classics - including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute and British composer Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucreti - and in 2007 she was awarded the prestigious Samuel Beckett Award for writing and directing The Terrific Electric at the Barbican Centre in London.

In her personal life Sophie left a long-term relationship with sculptor Conrad Shawcross in 2010, but it is her new relationship with Sherlock star Benedict which has increased her profile.

The pair first met in 2009 when they starred in British thriller Burlesque Fairytales together, but only took their friendship to the next level in 2014. They made their first public appearance at the French Open in September and by November the two had announced their engagement in The Times.

Their whirlwind romance took an even bigger turn in January when they confirmed they were expecting their first child together - and then culminated on Valentine's Day, where Sophie and Benedict tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on the Isle of Wight.

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