Benedict Cumberbatch & Fiancee Expecting Their First Child

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie TurnerBenedict Cumberbatch and his fiancee, Sophie Turner are expecting their first child, according to his publicist. They have released a statement:

“I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child. They are both over the moon.”

Cumberbatch and Hunter just announced their engagement in November, via an announcement in The Times newspaper in Cumberbatch’s hometown.

Cumberbatch is best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock. He also stars in The Imitation Game, a film about World War II codebreaker Alan Turing. Hunter is an actress and director. The couple met while filming Burlesque Fairytale in 2009 and were first photographed as a couple at the French Open in June 2014.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Turner
Earlier in the year, Cumberbatch spoke about family: “I can imagine I’ll look back at this point in my life and think: ‘Wow, that was really extraordinary.’ But at the same time I hope I’m looking back and going, ‘Oh, that was the moment I got on with life and realized things beyond myself.’ Without using words like ‘marriage,’ ‘children’ and ‘family’— although I have just used those words — put it this way, I hope I’ve got other people to look back with me at that point. I hope I’m surrounded by family.”

Cumberbatch spoke to Elle Japan about what he looks for in a partner: “A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is sexy. I believe the sense of humour is important. I also think someone who is good at working with others is sexy. It’s like playing a tennis doubles match. You need to work well together if you are to stay partners for a long time.”

He has also spoken about being an only child and his desire to have children: “I was happy as an only child, but I’ve always wanted to be part of a bigger family. I would love to have children. Everyone wants to know when I’m going to settle down and who is going to be Mrs Cumberbatch. I can’t wait to do an interview like this and just talk about my child.”
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes
Along with wedding planning and preparing for the impending arrival of their child, Cumberbatch will be appearing in a production of Hamlet, working on new episodes of Sherlock, and will be playing Doctor Strange in the Marvel film of the same name. If all that weren’t enough, Cumberbatch is nominated for multiple awards for his role in The Imitation Game, including a Golden Globe nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, and a Critics Choice Award nomination. The Academy Awards nominations have not yet been announced, but it is widely expected that Cumberbatch will be among the nominees.

Congratulations to Benedict & Sophie!

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