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16/02/2015 03:25 GMT | Updated 16/02/2015 04:59 GMT

Benedict Cumberbatch Married: Actor Confirms Wedding To Sophie Hunter In Valentine's Day Ceremony (VIDEO)

Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed marrying Sophie Hunter over the weekend, in a private Valentine's Day ceremony.

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On Saturday morning, rumours were rife that the Oscar-nominated star of 'The Imitation Game' was getting ready to say "I do" to his fiancée, which was confirmed to be the case on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Benedict told BBC Radio 1 that the couple were officially married, adding that their wedding had been "a magical day".

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Benedict and Sophie

Guests at the private ceremony, which was held on the Isle of Wight, are thought to have included Tom Hiddleston and Benedict's 'Sherlock' co-star, Martin Freeman.

When reports that the couple were planning to head down the aisle first surfaced, Benedict's die-hard fans - the self-professed 'Cumberbitches' - had a mixed reaction on Twitter, with some wishing the couple well, and others struggling to get over the fact that it wasn't them he was marrying.

Benedict and Sophie first met on the set of the film 'Burlesque Fairytales' in 2009, and have officially been an item for just over a year.

In November last year, the happy couple announced that they were tying the knot, through the traditional medium of an announcement in the "forthcoming marriages" section of The Times newspaper.

Months later, a representative confirmed that they were expecting their first child together, due later this year.

As if this month hadn't already been exciting enough for him, this weekend Benedict will find out whether he's won an Oscar for his portrayal of code-breaker Alan Turing in the biopic 'The Imitation Game'.

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