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Benedict Cumberbatch welcomes son

Published 13/06/2015

Sophie Hunter, Benedict Cumberbatch
Sophie Hunter, Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are proud parents to a baby son.

The British actor and theatre director Sophie announced the news they were expecting a baby in January, walking down the aisle a month later on Valentine’s Day.

The pair are over the moon with their new arrival.

“Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son,” a spokesman for the couple said.

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

Earlier this year Benedict chatted to US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel about how good life was. As well as his new family, the 38-year-old was also nominated for an Oscar for his role as real life code cracker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

“That was the most amazing feeling in the world. I don't think it's gonna get better than that, I don't think it ever will anyway, as far as that moment goes,” he said of hearing he was up for an Academy Award.

He also joked about his then-unborn child taking his surname.

"Poor child, I think it will have to. That's kind of the tradition..." he smiled.

The excitement for Benedict doesn’t end there, as he was also named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the performing arts and charity.

Fellow British actor Eddie Redmayne, who beat Benedict at this year’s Oscars for The Theory of Everything, also received an honour. He has been made an OBE, which comes under a CBE.

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