Game Of Thrones star Carice van Houten and actor Guy Pearce become parents for the first time

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Game Of Thrones star Carice van Houten and actor Guy Pearce have welcomed a baby boy.

The actress, who plays witch Melisandre in the hit show, gave birth to their new arrival today.

Guy Pearce (Charles Sykes/AP/PA)

The baby, who is the first for both Carice and Guy, has been named Monte.

Carice had a memorable childbirth scene during the second season of the fantasy series, in which she gave birth to a shadow creature.

When the couple announced their pregnancy earlier this year, the actress said she was ready for the jokes.