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Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter announce they're expecting baby number two at Doctor Strange premiere

Sophie Hunter and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend the premiere of Disney And Marvel Studios' 'Doctor Strange' on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sophie Hunter and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend the premiere of Disney And Marvel Studios' 'Doctor Strange' on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sophie Hunter (L) and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend The Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios "Doctor Strange in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 20th, 2016. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Sophie Hunter and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend the premiere of Disney And Marvel Studios' 'Doctor Strange' on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sophie Hunter and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend the premiere of Disney And Marvel Studios' 'Doctor Strange' on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" at the El Capitan Theatre on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (R) and director Sophie Hunter attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016/17 on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (R) and Sophie Hunter attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch with his wife Sophie Hunter after receiving the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts and to charity during an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on November 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Sophie Hunter (L) and Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016/17 on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" at the El Capitan Theatre on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Sophie Hunter (L) and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend The Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios "Doctor Strange in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 20th, 2016. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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Benedict Cumberbatch's wife is said to be expecting her second child.

The 40-year-old actor was joined by his spouse Sophie Hunter as he attended the premiere of his new movie Doctor Strange in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

At the event, Benedict shared with journalists that he and Sophie are expecting another baby, Just Jared reports. This comes after E! News reported earlier in the evening that the couple are set to become parents for the second time.

Benedict and Sophie are already parents to 16-month-old son Christopher.

Sophie Hunter (L) and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend The Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios
Sophie Hunter (L) and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend The Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios "Doctor Strange in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 20th, 2016. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Announcing the arrival of the tot in June, 2015, the pair said in a statement: "Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family's privacy during these next few precious weeks."

British actor Benedict looked dapper in a dark velvet suit and tie for Thursday night's premiere, while Sophie concealed her figure in a strapless, draped dress.

The pregnancy news comes after Benedict opened up about wanting more children during an interview on U.K. television programme The Graham Norton Show last year.

"I've become a father and a husband, and in the right order – just! I might go for a Cumber-batch of boys!" he said, before adding of parenthood: "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.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (R) and Sophie Hunter attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (R) and Sophie Hunter attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

"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 and after three and half hours of Hamlet I think that's okay."

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016/17 on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016/17 on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

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