Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have baby boy

Sophie Hunter, Benedict Cumberbatch
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, Sophie Hunter, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophia Hunter have become parents of a baby boy. A spokesman said Saturday evening, June 13, 2015, the couple is "delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son."(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have become parents of a baby boy.

A spokesman said Saturday evening the couple is “delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son.”

The baby was born the day after the 38-year old actor was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the performing arts and charity.

Cumberbatch was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of computer genius Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game.” He is also known for his work on the “Sherlock” TV series.

He and Hunter married earlier this year. She is an actress and director.

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