Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones Says She’s Not Marrying Benedict Cumberbatch

November 6, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The announcement of Benedict Cumberbatch getting engaged took many by surprise and became a hot topic, but Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner got caught up with the news because some people confused her for Cumberbatch’s new fiancee.

The fiancee’s name is Sophie Hunter, who is a theatre and opera director as well as an actress.

However, some people got confused and started congratulating Turner–known for playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones–believing that she was the one who got engaged to Cumberbatch.

“Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Turner on their engagement! That’s so exciting! #BenedictAndSophie,” said one.

“My condolences to Sophie Turner for thinking Benedict Cumberbatch has any redeeming qualities whatsoever,” said another.

Turner took to Twitter herself to clarify that she’s not marrying the Sherlock star.

“Thanks to everyone who is congratulating me but its another Sophie who is marrying Benedict Cumberbatch. Nice one guys haha,” she said.

Sophie Hunter, left, in a file photo. (Getty Images)
Sophie Hunter, left, in a file photo. (Getty Images)

Actress Sophie Turner in a photo from July 2014. (Getty Images)
Actress Sophie Turner in a photo from July 2014. (Getty Images)


Turner has been linked to The Vamps guitarist James McVey.

The Sun reported this summer that Hunter, 18, and McVey, 19, were spotted on a number of dates together.

That included Hyde Park’s Barclaycard British Summer Time bash where they were spotted hanging out with Ellie Goulding and fellow Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams. 

“It’s still early days,” a source said.

“She has just really broken into the big time through Game of Thrones and James and his band are constantly traveling to gigs, so they are taking it pretty slowly but they do really like each other.”


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