Sophie Hunter


Sophie Hunter was born in Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom on March 16th, 1978 and is the Director. At the age of 45, Sophie Hunter biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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March 16, 1978
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom
45 years old
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Actor, Playwright, Theater Director, Writer
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University of Oxford, L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq
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Benedict Cumberbatch, ​ ​(m. 2015)​
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Sophie Hunter Life

Sophie Irene Hunter (born 16 March 1978) is an English avant-garde theatre and opera producer, playwright, and former performer.

After her theatre company Boileroom was given the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award in 2007, she made her directorial debut in 2007 co-directing The Terrific Electric at the Barbican Pit.

In addition, she has produced an Off-Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts (2010) at Access Theatre in New York City, Benjamin Britten's opera titled Lucretia (2011), as well as the Phantom Limb Company's 69° South Project (2011), which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre in New York City and later toured North America. Hunter's Phaedra and The Turn of the Screw festivals, as well as Aldeburgh Music, received critical praise in August 2015.

Early life and education

Anna Katharine (née Gow) and Charles Rupert's daughter. The couple got divorced a year later. Timothy and Patrick, as well as two half-siblings from her father's second marriage, Lily-Rose and Samuel, are among her younger siblings. She is the niece of pianist Julius Drake. General Sir Michael Gow, a British Army officer who served with Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester in the 1950s, and was Aide-de Camp General to the Queen from 1981 to 1984, was her maternal grandfather. J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone, Hunter's maternal great-grandfather.

Hunter studied at St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith before studying Modern Languages with a concentration in French and Italian at the University of Oxford. Hunter moved from Oxford to study avant-garde theatre at the L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq for two years. Anne Bogart, a theatre and opera director, later trained at the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York City.

Personal life

Hunter had a long-term friendship with sculptor Conrad Shawcross, whom she encountered when studying at Oxford. In early 2010, the couple announced their split. She married actor Benedict Cumberbatch at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Mottistone, on the Isle of Wight, followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor on February 14, 2015. They have three sons.

Hunter is a natural French and Italian speaker. She is also a natural pianist.


Sophie Hunter Career


Hunter co-founded the Lacuna Theatre Company and was an associate director at the Royal Court Theatre in London's West End and Broadhurst Theatre in New York's Broadway for the play Enron. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Boileroom, a theatre company that received the Samuel Theatre Trust Award for the avant-garde play The Terrific Electric, which received the 2007 Samuel Theatre Trust Award. With the Phantom Limb Company, she also works as a collaborator and dramaturge on marionette and puppetry productions.

Hunter, who is best known for her avant-garde performances, has produced, appeared, and conceived theatre performances throughout Europe, Middle East, and North America. 69° South (2013), the New York City performance art titled Lucretia (2011) based on Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia and Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts' revival in 2010. Militia Canteen, a performing group, was a member.

Hunter directed mezzo-soprano Ruby Philogene in Phaedra, North Ireland, in collaboration with music producer Andrew Staples. The performance was lauded, with The Guardian describing it as "exquisitely realized." The Stage was described as "creative brilliance" and "astonishing" by The Times. In Suffolk and London for Aldeburgh Music, she has also staged Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw.

Hunter appeared in Music on the Meare in June 2017 with readings from Ovid, John Dryden, and Ted Hughes as narrator, as well as oboist Nicholas Daniel.

When working as creative director for Punchdrunk's Sleep No More in New York City in 2011, Hunter helped move Sleep No More to New York City. She has also supervised the company's dramatic productions The Forgotten (2012) and Don't Worry in Debt Student House (2012). Loma Lights (2013), one of New York City's biggest public arts programs, was launched in 2013.

Hunter released The Isis Project, a French-language music album, in 2005, in collaboration with songwriter Guy Chambers. Songs for a Boy, an English-language EP released in 2011, was also available with Chambers. Hunter has also collaborated with Armin van Buuren on the track "Virtual Friend," which was also included in Buuren's 2010 album Mirage.

Hunter appeared in film and television earlier in her career. She appeared in supporting roles in the television series Midsomer Murders (2004), Keen Eddie (2004), Mumbai Calling (2007), and Torchwood (2009). Maria Osborne appeared Maria Osborne in the costume drama film Vanity Fair in 2004 and played Annabel Blythe-Smith in the 2009 thriller film Burlesque Fairytales.

Hunter was announced in May 2017 as a producer for Megan Hunter's dystopian book The End We Start From, alongside her husband Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland's production company Sunnymarch and Liza Marshall's Hera Productions.


EMILY PRESCOTT: If the cap fits! During a Big Apple stroll, Benedict Cumberbatch is a proud tourist, October 7, 2023
EMILY PRESCOTT: Although most A-listers are keen to go unnoticed when out and about, Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be opting for a different route. The 47-year-old Oppenheimer actor reportedly attracted attention as he strolled around Tribeca's trendy New York suburb wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the word 'tourists.' As they went to dinner, he and his 45-year-old wife Sophie Hunter, a theatre producer, also co-ordinated in black and white. But although the actor's presence is conspicuous, New Yorkers are still overwhelmingly positive about fame.

Benedict Cumberbatch's £3.5 million London home is the subject of an attack by the chef, May 29, 2023
Jack Bissell, 35, (left) kicked his way into the front garden of the actor's £3.5 million home in north London, to rip the intercom off the wall and created a series of frightening threats. Cumberbatch, 46, his wife Sophie Hunter, 45, (right) and their three children were in the house at the time, and they could hear Bissell smashing into the garden and screaming abuse.

Man Breaks Knife of Onto Benedict Cumberbatch's London Home During a Terrifying Ordeal, May 29, 2023
After a knife-wielding man broke into their London flat and taunted them, Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch and his family suffered through a horrific ordeal earlier this month. According to reports, a 35-year-old man named Jack Bissell reportedly “kicked his way into” the front door of Cumberbatch's north London home, though the 46-year-old actor, his 45-year-old wife Sophie Hunter, and their three young children were all inside. Bissell is accused of taunting the family with threats and remarks as he terrorized their outdoor garden and yard.
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