08/01/2015 10:03 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Benedict Cumberbatch And FiancéE Sophie Hunter Expecting Their First Child Together

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancée Sophie Hunter (L) pose on the red carpet as they attend the 60th

Benedict Cumberbatch and fiancée Sophie Hunter have confirmed they are expecting their first baby together.

The Sherlock and Imitation Game actor confirmed the news through his spokesperson following rumours that his fiancée Sophie Hunter, a theatre director, was pregnant.

Benedict's spokesperson announced the news with a short but sweet statement which read: "I am delighted to confirm that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are expecting their first child.

"They are both over the moon."

Benedict, 38, and Sophie, 36, announced their engagement in November, and are expected to marry in the spring. This will be their first baby together.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Expecting First Child With Fiancée Sophie Hunter