Baby Cumberbatch on the way

Baby Cumberbatch on the way
Actors Sophie Hunter (L) and Benedict Cumberbatch pose at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California in this photo taken January 3, 2015.

LOS ANGELES - British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancee Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child, a representative for Cumberbatch said on Wednesday.

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

Cumberbatch, 38, is nominated for Best Actor at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards for his role as mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

Last year, he won the accolade in the television category for his portrayal of detective Sherlock Holmes in BBC's Sherlock. His engagement to British actress Hunter, 36, was formally announced in British newspaper The Times in November.

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