Eddie Redmayne becomes a father for the second time as wife Hannah gives birth to a son named Luke

  • The 36-year-old actor announced the news in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of The Times newspaper this weekend
  • He shares 21-month-old daughter Iris with his wife Hannah and they announced their second pregnancy last November 
  • Eddie married his long-term partner Hannah, a PR executive from London, in December 2014
  • It comes just days after Eddie paid tribute to last physicist Stephen Hawking - who died on Wednesday - four years after winning an Academy Award for his portrayal in the biopic The Theory Of Everything

Eddie Redmayne has welcomed his second child with wife Hannah.

The 36-year-old actor's wife - with whom he already has 21-month-old daughter Iris - gave birth to their son last Saturday and Eddie has revealed that they've named him Luke Richard Bagshawe.

A 'delighted' Eddie told The Times newspaper: 'On 10th March 2018 to Hannah (Bagshawe) and Edward, a son, Luke Richard Bagshawe, brother to Iris.' 

Happy couple: Eddie married PR executive Hannah, also from London, at Babington House in December 2014 after a two-year romance 

Confirmed: Eddie Redmayne welcomed a second child with his wife Hannah Bagshawe (seen here in January) last weekend

The couple confirmed they were expecting again in November, in a statement to MailOnline.

It was revealed: 'Eddie and Hannah Redmayne are delighted to confirm they are expecting their second child.'

Eddie married PR executive Hannah, also from London, at Babington House in December 2014 after a two-year romance.

News of their joyous new arrival comes just four days after Eddie lamented the loss of genius Stephen Hawking, the physicist he portrayed in 2015 biopic The Theory Of Everything.

The on-screen star paid tribute on Wednesday in a statement that said: 'We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.'

Expanding the family: The duo already share 22-month-old daughter Iris

Expanding the family: The duo already share 21-month-old daughter Iris

Confirmed: Eddie has become a father for the second time, it was revealed this weekend

Confirmed: Eddie has become a father for the second time, it was revealed this weekend

The Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them star recently revealed his daughter Iris has just begun sleeping through the night, so he is preparing himself for more sleepless nights with the new baby. 

Eddie said: 'We've just about got to that stage where we're just beginning to sort of get sleep and remember what that word means. I'm getting prepped to go back into the trenches.' 

And Iris is was still getting to grips with the idea of becoming a big sister - as she believed that Eddie was also carrying a new baby. 

Heartache: Eddie lamented the loss of the physicist Stephen Hawking (pictured together in February 2015), four years after winning an Oscar for his portrayal in the biopic The Theory Of Everything

Heartache: Just this week, Eddie lamented the loss of the physicist Stephen Hawking (pictured together in February 2015), four years after winning an Oscar for his portrayal in the biopic The Theory Of Everything

He explained: 'I thought she was genius child because she came up to Hannah and started kissing her tummy and saying "Baby! Baby in there."

'I was like, "Ah, amazing!" 'Then she came up to me, kissed my tummy, kissed her own tummy and said, "Baby in there." Uh... not quite. She also calls her toy monkey "Baby," so... ' 

Last year, 'The Theory of Everything' actor revealed that 'nothing can prepare you' for fatherhood, but admitted that becoming a parent was an 'extraordinary' feeling. He said at the time: 'I don't think anything can prepare [you]. 

The amazing thing is, everything that everyone tells you beforehand - which is all cliché - is true. You've heard it all before, and yet when you're experiencing it, it feels like the first time, and you suddenly start telling everyone these things as if they're completely new and original thoughts. 

And they're like, 'Yeah that's the cliché.' 'But all the things [like] different parts of your heart opening ... it's really extraordinary. There's this amazing thing with children - whenever you're having a bit of a tired moment or something, it's like, she's always just one stop ahead of you, smiling you along. It's great.' 

Expecting: The couple (pictured here in January) confirmed that they were expecting another baby in November

Expecting: The couple (here in January) confirmed that they were expecting another baby in November

 

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Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah welcome their second child

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