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Sophie Hunter

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16, 1978
London, England
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16, 1978 (age 43)
London, England


British theatre director, playwright, and actress known for directing acclaimed productions like The Magic Flute and 69° South. She received the 2005 Samuel Beckett Award for her work on the play The Terrific Electric.

Before Fame

After graduating from Oxford University, she moved to Paris, where she studied avant-garde theatre.


She released her first music album, a collaboration with Guy Chambers called The Isis Project, in 2005.

Family Life

She married actor Benedict Cumberbatch in February 2015, and four months later, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Christopher. They had a son named Hal in March 2017.

Associated With

Her play 69° South details the perilous Antarctic voyage of explorer Ernest Shackleton.