“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.” stated a representative for the actor, in his official statement.
He had a relationship with actress and screenwriter Olivia Poulet, they amicably broke up in 2011. He then went on to date a London based artist Anna James but eventually they too split in 2012.
The Sherlock star and his theatre director wife met when they appeared together in the 2009 film Burlesque Fairytales.
Sophie Hunter is an Oxford graduate who studied modern languages. She has directed a number of experimental and avant garde productions including a puppet version of Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition which toured the US.
She has taken acting roles in television shows such as Doctor Who spin off Torchwood and an episode of Midsomer Murders, as well as the 2004 film version of Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon.
The couple revealed they were expecting in January 2015, two months after announcing their engagement. They married on Valentine’s Day in Mottistone on England’s Isle Of Wight.
Post their marriage, the happy couple jetted off to Tahiti in the French Polynesia to enjoy their first holiday as a married couple where Benedict was spotted taking good care of the mother to be.
Recently this proud father, is set to receive a CBE at the Queen’s birthday honours. The 12 Years A Slave actor will reportedly be given the award, which is one rank below a knighthood, for his services to drama despite being just thirty eight years old.
Here’s wishing both Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter and their bundle of joy all the best.
Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter announced the birth of their first child, a son. The pair announced then were pregnant in January and wed ...2.5