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How Many Children Does Benedict Cumberbatch Have? Get to Know His Sons

Edduin Carvajal
May 09, 2022
04:50 P.M.
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"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" star Benedict Cumberbatch mentioned his children and wife in his "Saturday Night Live" monologue. Meet the actor's family.


Benedict Cumberbatch hosted "Saturday Night Live" on the Mother's Day weekend. He referenced "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and other projects of his long and successful acting career in his monologue.

Besides praising his mother, Cumberbatch gave a shout-out to his wife Sophie Hunter and joked that playing his Marvel Cinematic Universe character was more complicated than being a mom. However, some people didn't even know he was married and had a family.

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch on November 17, 2014, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images



Cumberbatch admitted to being in "constant awe" of Hunter for giving birth to their three "beautiful boys," Christopher, Hal, and Finn, while he was off doing what his wife described as "dressing up as a wizard." 

He explained he was technically a sorcerer, not a wizard. Cumberbatch joked that whenever Hunter thought being a mom and raising their sons was hard, she should try to open magic portals – one of Doctor Strange's abilities in the MCU. 

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter on June 15, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images


Speaking of Cumberbatch and Hunter's relationship, they announced their engagement in November 2014 and revealed they expected their first child the following January. On Valentine's Day 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter married

While other Hollywood stars have no problem sharing details of their children and personal lives, Cumberbatch and Hunter prefer to keep most things under wraps.

Still, he has disclosed some tidbits about his kids in different interviews. About Christopher, we know he is affectionally known as "Kit" by Cumberbatch and Hunter.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Turner on March 27, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images



Born on June 1, 2015, Christopher shares his middle name, Carlton, with his famous dad. The moniker was passed down the family as Cumberbatch's father also had it.

[Benedict Cumberbatch] understood much more about being a son by becoming a father.


Cumberbatch and Hunter revealed they were expecting their second son in October 2016, when she debuted her baby bump at the Los Angeles premiere of "Doctor Strange." Hal Auden joined the family on March 3, 2017. 

The couple's youngest son is Finn, born in 2019. As expected, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have not shared any details of their boy. 



Benedict Cumberbatch confessed that his life changed after becoming a father. His children changed his perception and gave him a better understanding of the sacrifices his parents made to raise him. The "Sherlock Holmes" actor said

"You interpret events and actions differently and take a much deeper understanding of what it is [your parents] did for you and went through for you. It's a lovely thing."

He added that he understood much more about being a son by becoming a father, and he fell in love with parenting the moment his first boy was born.

Benedict Cumberbatch told Graham Norton on one of his November 2015 shows that he enjoyed fatherhood so much that he hoped to have more. Four years later, his family of five was complete.