Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who has been garnering praise for his performance in upcoming film 'The Imitation Game', wants to focus on his career right now and keep marriage on hold.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch

The 38-year-old star has been nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and he also recently announced his engagement to theater director and actress Sophie Hunter, 36, reported People.

Cumberbatch said wedding with his fiancee can wait. "One thing at a time!" he said.

Cumberbatch is back to filming his fan-favourite TV series 'Sherlock.

"My main focus is going to be on that, and then (awards season) is just sort of a wonderful burst of manic crazy fresh air in the midst of it all," he said.

"I'm geared up to have some fun! Any amount of award buzz or attention the film gets means that the people will engage with the story, so it means a lot for me," he said of all the upcoming awards shows.