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Sophie Hunter's family happy with her engagement to Cumberbatch

IANS 07 Nov 2014, 12:27:52 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch's future in-laws are happy about his engagement to their daughter, Sophie Hunter.

The 38-year-old actor announced his engagement to the world in the births, marriages and deaths section of The Times newspaper Wednesday.

Hunter's mother Katharine and brother Patrick have said that the family is happy and excited about the couple's engagement, reports mirror.co.uk.

“We are very happy for them. It's a really fabulous day.

"It's only just been announced so we don't know any more but it's lovely news," Katharine said.

Hunter's younger brother said: "We're all very happy for Soph - it's really exciting."

The family added that the wedding date and venue is yet to be decided.