Benedict Cumberbatch becomes a daddy: wife Sophie Hunter gives birth!

Published Saturday, Jun 13 2015, 18:07 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Benedict Cumberbatch has become a daddy for the first time.

His wife Sophie Hunter gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday (13 June).

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter: 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 held at the London Palladium - 30 November 2014

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A spokesperson for the pair told The Sun: "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son.

"We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks."

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch at 6th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala presented by Cartier - 3 Jan 2015


Benedict and Sophie first announced their engagement in a notice in The Times newspaper in November last year, having met when they appeared together in the 2009 film Burlesque Fairytales.

The Sherlock star, 38, then married actress Sophie in a private ceremony on the Isle of Wight on Valentine's Day this year, one month after confirming they were expecting a baby.

Dr John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN), Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH) in Sherlock, 2014

© BBC / Hartswood Films/Robert Viglasky

At the time, a spokesperson said: "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon."

It's turning out to be an amazing month for actor Benedict as it was announced this week that he's been given a CBE in the Queen's birthday honours list for his services to drama.

Double congratulations to Benedict and his wife!

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