Benedict isn't short of female attention

Benedict Cumberbatch was spotted holding hands with a pretty redhead on a night out at the weekend.

The Sherlock star took actress Charlotte Asprey to London club Cirque Le Soir, where they were entertained by burlesque dancers and dancing dogs at a VIP table.

It’s believed the pair were joined by Stephen Fry and fashion designer Matthew Williamson to belatedly celebrate Benedict‘s 37th birthday.

Benedict‘s show of affection for Charlotte came just a week after he was seen kissing Russian model Katia Elizarova in Ibiza.

Actor Benedict smooched Katia, 26, at the wedding of two gay friends – which he officiated – on the Spanish island.

He was later seen cosying up to the blonde while relaxing on a sun lounger, although he’s previously said that they’re ‘just good friends’.

Benedict hasn’t been in a serious relationship since ending his 12-year romance with actress Olivia Poulet in 2011.

He’s been linked to beauties including Liv Tyler, furniture designer Anna James, heiress Lydia Hearst and Star Trek Into Darkness co-star Alice Eve but hasn’t managed to find love.

‘One of his regrets is that he hasn’t found someone to settle down with,’ Benedict‘s sister Tracy Peacock told The Sun last year.

‘You would have to be a pretty smart cookie to keep up with him. I think that is possibly why he has trouble with girlfriends.’

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Anna Duff