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.