British actor Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that he’s enjoying his role as a father and wants more children with wife Sophie Hunter.

Cumberbatch told BBC One’s "The Graham Norton Show" in an interview that he cannot wait to expand his family. The actor and his 37-year-old wife Hunter welcomed their first child son, Christopher Carlton in June.

“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, as quoted by Mirror.

The “Hamlet” star also said he has been enjoying coming home to his family every night after work. He also recognised that his child needs care and attention from him saying, “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.”

Cumberbatch also admitted that parenting duties has helped him take off his mind from stage role as “Hamlet” at London’s Barbican Theatre, a work commitment that ended in October. The actor said he was always in a rush to get back home after three and half hours playing “Hamlet.”

“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,” he said.

Cumberbatch married his wife and theatre director Hunter in February. The couple first met while filming “Burlesque Fairytales” in 2009, and confirmed that they’re a pair when photographed together at the French Open.

The 39-year-old actor is famous for his character Sherlock Holmes in the television crime/drama series “Sherlock.” He and co-actor Martin Freeman will return to the small screen in the 2015 Christmas Special of “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” on January 1, 2016.

The actor has also starred in movies like “The Imitation Game,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “Black Mass.”

Contact the writer at, or let us know what you think below.