Benedict Cumberbatch shows off his fiancee at New York premiere

Director Sophie Hunter (left) and British actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Director Sophie Hunter (left) and British actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
(From Left) Matthew Beard, Allen Leech, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 
(From Left) Matthew Beard, Allen Leech, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 
(From Left) Allen Leech, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode and Morten Tyldum arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
(From Left) Allen Leech, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode and Morten Tyldum arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
British actors Keira Knightley (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
British actors Keira Knightley (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the premiere of "The Imitation Game" in New York, on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrives for the premiere of "The Imitation Game" in New York, on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Director Sophie Hunter (left) and British actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Director Sophie Hunter (left) and British actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrive for the US premiere of "The Imitation Game" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on Nov 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK - Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancee Sophie Hunter made their red carpet debut as a couple on Monday.

Fans were left heartbroken when the actor announced his engagement to the 35-year-old British theatre director on Nov 5 with a notice in London's newspaper The Times.

At the United States premiere of his film The Imitation Game in New York, Cumberbatch, 38, had his arms around her as they posed for the cameras.

She wore a black, floral applique Erdem gown and sported a diamond ring, as was reported. He was dapper in a three-piece suit.

Asked how he felt about disappointing fans with his engagement announcement, he told reporters, "Fine, in the sense that I made one person's heart, the most important person's, happy.