Benedict Cumberbatch's engagement announcement published in 'The Times'

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Theater director Sophie Hunter (L) and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2015 Golden Globes After Party presented by FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier and Marie Claire at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (L) and theater director Sophie Hunter arrives at The Weinstein Company & Netflix 2015 Golden Globes After Party, in Beverly Hills, California, January 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Benedict Cumberbatch and girlfriend Sophie Hunter
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sophie Hunter seen arriving at Quaglino's restaurant. on October 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Happy Pictures/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Sophie Hunter and Max Osterweis attend the 'Bernie' premiere at the AMC Loews 19th Street Theater on April 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Sophie Hunter (L) and designer Max Osterweis attend Dior and The Weinstein Company's Opening Of 'Picturing Marilyn' at Milk Gallery on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 09: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' European Premiere at Cinestar on December 9, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' UK Premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on May 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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It's not every day a celebrity's engagement news is found in a newspaper's classified section.

That was the case for Benedict Cumberbatch who revealed his engagement to theater actress/director Sophie Hunter in a paid-for announcement in The Times.

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The announcement reads: "Mr. BT. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London."

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In a more traditional fashion, the 12 Years a Slave star's rep also confirmed the news to The Telegraph, saying, "I am delighted to confirm this morning's announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are engaged."

Cumberbatch, 38, and Hunter, 36, met in 2009 while shooting the thriller Burlesque Fairytales, but didn't confirm their romance until this past June when they were photographer together at the French Open.

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This past year, Cumberbatch told the Daily Mail that he was looking to settle down. "I would love to have children," he said. "Everyone wants to know when I'm going to settle down and who is going to be Mrs Cumberbatch. I can't wait to do an interview like this and just talk about my child."

It sounds like we have a baby announcement to look forward to soon!

In his professional life, the actor is gearing up to play Frankenstein. Check out Cumberbatch's freaky makeover.

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