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02nd Oct 2019

Michael Sheen shares first photo of his newborn daughter (and reveals her adorable name)

Keeley Ryan

Michael Sheen has shared the first photo of his newborn daughter, Lyra.

The Good Omens actor and his girlfriend, Anna Lundberg, welcomed their first child together on September 23.

And about a week later, the proud dad confirmed their daughter’s arrival with a sweet photo showing him carrying her out of the hospital.

He said:

“Happy to say that at 8:41 am on Monday September 23rd our beautiful daughter Lyra was born.

“Thank you so much to Louise & all the brilliant midwives at both the Singleton and NeathPortTalbot hospitals.”

The couple went public with their relationship back in May 2019, before announcing Anna’s pregnancy a few months later.

And fans were quick to send their well-wishes to the new parents, with many commenting on the gorgeous name they picked.

“Omg Lyra is such a beautiful name,” one fan wrote, while someone else said “Lyra. May she be as brave as Phillip Pullman’s Lyra, as kind in spirit as her father and as beautiful as her mother.”

“Awwwww congrats!! So happy for you both! Welcome little angel,” someone else commented, while another said: “OH MY DEAR GOD CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! all the three of you are so so so loved.”

Michael later took to Twitter to thank his followers for all their messages of support.

He said:

“On behalf of Anna and myself thanks to everyone for your lovely messages of congratulations.

“It’s been a wonderful, bleary-eyed week full of love and kindness and extraordinary poo. #NotReferringToMyself.”