Benedict Cumberbatch with Sophie Hunter
Benedict Cumberbatch with Sophie HunterReuters

Television's "Sherlock Holmes" Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, 13 June.

A representative of Cumberbatch officially announced the news with the message: "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 duo had a more-or-less low-key relationship. They announced their engagement traditionally, in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times on 5 November 2014.

They married on 14 February at the 12th century Church of St Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor, shortly after the news of Hunter's pregnancy was publicised.