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Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter expecting first child

By Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)Movies - 09 January 2015 1:33 AM | Updated 1:59 AM

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sophie Hunter expecting first child

(LOS ANGELES) British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, 38, and his fiancee Sophie Hunter, 36, are expecting their first child, a representative for Cumberbatch said on Wednesday 7 January.

"They are both over the moon," the actor's representative Karon Maskill said in a statement. 

Cumberbatch is nominated for best actor at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards for his role as mathematician Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game', which opens in Singapore 22 January.

Last year, he won the accolade in the television category for his portrayal of detective Sherlock Holmes in BBC's 'Sherlock'. Recently, it was announced that he is set to play Doctor Strange in a new Marvel movie.

His engagement to British actress Hunter was formally announced in UK newspaper The Times November 2014.

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