- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Eight lines have broken many hearts.

“Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch has announced his engagement to theater director Sophie Hunter, making the news public with a minuscule eight-line announcement in The Times newspaper in London.

The announcement comes only weeks after another eligible bachelor tied the knot. Hollywood star, George Clooney, married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

The 38-year-old actor known for his modern-day portrayal of the British sleuth is being praised for his role as code-breaking genius Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game.” Turing’s work cracking of German codes helped win World War II, but he was later prosecuted for homosexuality and committed suicide.

Hunter is known for avant-garde plays and studied theater in Paris and New York.

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