Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are expecting their second child, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. “Everyone is absolutely thrilled,” his rep confirmed to ‘People magazine’
The 'Sherlock' star - who married his partner in a private ceremony on February 14 last year on the Isle of Wight, England had recently welcomed their first child, a son named Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, just over a year ago. On June 13, 2015, the two announced the arrival of their firstborn with the following statement: "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks."
The Sherlock star, 40, spoke about his experiences of fatherhood in an interview with Vanity Fair earlier this year. "Having a baby – it's massive," he said. "And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more proudly than I ever had before.