The actor impresses on the red carpet

Benedict Cumberbatch stepped out at the premiere of his new film The Fifth Estate looking very dapper last night.

The actor wore a smart black suit and bow tie on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.

His hair – dyed dark for his role in Sherlock – was slicked back into a neat quiff.

Benedict was greeted by excited fans who had been waiting to catch a glimpse of the star and he flashed a huge grin as he waved to the crowd.

The 37-year-old was joined at the premiere by his Fifth Estate cast mates, including Daniel Brühl, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander and Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens.

The flick tells the story of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange – played by Benedict – and charts the company’s inception to its abrupt end after a series of controversial information leaks.

It’s been directed by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn‘s Bill Condon and is set to open in the UK next month.

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