Benedict Cumberbatch talks fatherhood: 'I might go for a Cumber-batch of boys!'

Chloe Best

Benedict Cumberbatch is enjoying being a father so much he is already considering expanding his brood. The Hamlet star, who welcomed his son with wife Sophie Hunter in June, discussed his memorable year in an interview with Graham Norton, due to air on Friday.

"I've become a father and a husband, and in the right order – just," the Oscar-nominee joked on The Graham Norton Show. "I might go for a Cumber-batch of boys!"

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Benedict Cumberbatch said he wants to have more children

The 38-year-old also revealed that he loved coming home to his family every night during his recent three-month stint in the Shakespeare play Hamlet.

"It's everything. I have a new life form that needs his father's help in the world and his mother needs a little help once in a while," Benedict said. "It's what being a parent is about so it's not an excuse to get away from what I am doing – it's what I ought to be doing. After three and a half hours of Hamlet, I think that's okay."

It has been a monumental year for Benedict, starting with the announcement that he and his fiancée Sophie were expecting their first child together. The couple made a number of loved-up appearances together throughout awards season, during which Benedict was nominated for prestigious awards at the Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes among others.

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Benedict and Sophie welcomed their son in June

Benedict and Sophie married in a romantic ceremony on the Isle of Wight on Valentine's Day, and welcomed their baby boy just four months later on 13 June, announcing that they were "delighted" to have become parents.

The low-key couple are keen to raise their son away from the spotlight and have revealed few details about the new addition to their family, but in August it was reported that they had chosen to name their baby boy Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch.