It’s a boy for actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter

Sophie Hunter, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch arrive at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON — Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch is now a dad. The 38-year-old Sherlock and “The Imitation Game” star and his wife Sophie Hunter, a 37-year-old actress and director, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

Cumberbatch’s rep had announced her pregnancy in January, two months after the pair got engaged. The two got married in a private wedding ceremony on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, on the Isle of Wright in England in front of family and friends, including Cumberbatch’s “Sherlock” and “The Hobbit” co-star Martin Freeman.

The Sherlock star and his theatre director wife met when they appeared together in the 2009 film Burlesque Fairytales.

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