Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have baby boy

Newlyweds Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter look great together on the red carpet. (KABC)

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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