Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter have become parents to a baby boy.
A spokesman for the couple, who married earlier this year, said they were “delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son”.
Cumberbatch, 38, was just named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the performing arts and charity. He was among recipients to be leaked ahead of the official announcement.
The Sherlock star kept his relationship away from the glare of the media and was rarely seen photographed with Sophie before their engagement, which was announced with a notice in the Times newspaper.
The couple married in a private ceremony with family and close friends on the Isle of Wight on Valentine’s Day this year.
The spokesman added: “We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.”