Actor Hugh Dancy broke the news of his son's birth to friends and family in a touching email.

The King Arthur hunk's wife, Homeland star Claire Danes, gave birth to Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on Monday (17Dec12) and the Brit couldn't wait to tell his nearest and dearest all about their first child, according to the New York Post's PageSix column.

In the message, the proud dad revealed the boy arrived "exactly at 3pm", and added, "Mother and baby are well, healthy, and happy. Together we send our love to you all."

The couple wed in 2009.