Eddie Redmayne Welcomes Daughter Iris Mary

06/19/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

Eddie Redmayne Welcomes Daughter Iris Mary
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Oscar? Check. Tony? Check. Baby? Check!

Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah welcomed their first child, daughter Iris Mary Redmayne, on Wednesday, June 15, they announced Saturday.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor, 34, and Hannah broke the news in U.K. newspaper The Times.

Redmayne and his wife decided to keep the baby’s sex a surprise, he told PEOPLE at the Oscars earlier this year.

“I’m excited,” he said at the time of being a first-time father. “But I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. We just bought our first baby book. So there’s the first step. We’re waiting to find out [the sex]. We want to be surprised. It will be a big surprise either way! I figure part of it I’ll get from the book and part will be just instinct.”

— Lindsay Kimble

FILED UNDER: Births , Eddie Redmayne , News

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KeepingItClassy on

Congratulations to them! Love the name!

Mindy on

Lovely news. Iris is a pretty name. Wishing them the best.

Von on

He is a very good actor, very happy for him.

cds on

Well congratulations to him and his wife. He is a wonderful actor — he holds my attention in whatever role he acts in.

cds on

Congratulations to him and his wife . He is a wonderful actor.

Lyl on

I had my hopes up for the normal name from Eddie and Hannah and they did not disappoint. Iris is such a beautiful name! many congratulations and best wishes to the amazing family🙂

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