Michael Sheen shares first photo of newborn daughter as he reveals baby's name

Actor Michael Sheen and partner Anna Lundberg pose for photographers on arrival at the GQ Men of the year Awards in central London on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Michael Sheen, 50, and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Swedish actress Anna Lundberg, welcomed their first child on September 23.

Today saw the actor share a photo to his Twitter page of him carrying the bundled-up tot in a car seat, revealing they had named her Lyra.

He also reached out to thank midwifery staff at Singleton and Neath Port Talbot hospitals in a heart-felt message.

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"Happy to say that at 8:41 am on Monday September 23rd our beautiful daughter Lyra was born," Sheen shared. "Thank you so much to Louise & all the brilliant midwives at both the Singleton and NeathPortTalbot hospitals."

Sheen later went on to congratulate well-wishers for their congratulations in the wake of the big announcement.

He wrote in another message to the micro-blogging site: "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."

While Lyra is Lundberg's first child, the Twilight actor is already father to a 20-year-old daughter, Lily Mo, whom he shares with actress and former girlfriend Kate Beckinsale.

Michael Sheen with daughter Lily Mo Sheen seen out in Manhattan on April 05, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)

Sheen announced back in July that he was to be a father again, referencing his Good Omens role as he wrote on Twitter: "Very happy to let everyone know that my partner Anna and I are expecting a little angel of our own. (Just to be clear - we’re having a baby!)#nottheantichrist."

The actor is set to star as Chris Tarrant in Quiz, an upcoming three-part miniseries depicting the 2001 Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? cheating scandal.

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