Benedict Cumberbatch has a second child

The actor named his son in honor of one of the characters of Shakespeare.

A newborn in the Cumberbatch family was born on March 3, but the journalists of the British edition of Mail On Sunday became aware of this only now. The 39-year-old spouse of actor Sophie Hunter gave birth to her second son at the Portland Clinic in London, which usually costs 1,200 British pounds per day (about 86 thousand rubles).

Benedict Cumberbatch has a second child
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The name of the baby received is not the most usual - Hal. It is derived from the name of Heinrich - in the play of Shakespeare "Henry IV", the future king appears under the name "Prince Hal." In addition, in 2012, Benedict starred in the film adaptation of Shakespeare's play entitled “The Empty Crown”, where Richard III played, and Tom Hiddleston just played the role of Prince Hal. So we can say that the actor named his son partly in honor of his friend Benedict and Tom met back in 2010 during the shooting of Steven Spielberg’s film “The War Horse”."We then became friends for life," Hiddleston said in an interview.

Hal Oden Cumberbatch - this is the full name of the newborn - has an older brother Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, who was born on June 1, 2015.

In addition to Benedict and Sophie, her parents became another British couple of celebrities: singer Cheryl Cole and leader of the One Direction group Liam Payne. Happy mom herself reported this event in her Instagram.

Photo: @cherylofficial

“On March 22, Liam and I became the parents of an incredibly beautiful healthy boy, he weighs 3,400 grams and looks like a dream,” wrote the 33-year-old singer.

Cheryl admitted that they had not yet come up with a name for the baby.

“But he has already stolen our hearts,” she added. “From now on, Mother's Day has acquired a new meaning for me - forever.”

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