Benedict Cumberbatch cuts a dashing figure at The Hobbit premiere in London
Benedict Cumberbatch looked sophisticated on the red carpet
The Imitation Game star looked sophisticated in a black tuxedo as he attended the star-studded premiere in London on Monday.
In the highly anticipated movie the 38-year-old voices the terrifying Dragon, Smaug.
Posing with lucky fans, the actor turned heads in his monochrome ensemble as he made his way down the red carpet, which had been turned green for the occasion.
When asked how he prepared to to get in to the mindset of a dragon, Cumberbatch praised the “brilliant” and “fantastic” work of the film’s director, Peter Jackson.
He told Express.co.uk: “Nothing can ever prepare you or inspire you for the mindset of playing a dragon but Peter Jackson is a fantastic director and was brilliant with the unusual characterisation for this film.
“It wasn’t a walk in the park but it was a great film to make. The film has the most extraordinary technology. I just had to imagine everything I was playing.”
Fellow Sherlock star Martin Freeman also attended the glamourous event.
The 43-year old, who plays lead character Bilbo Baggins, looked dashing in a navy overcoat under which he wore light grey trousers and a waistcoat finishing his look with a blue and white polka dot tie and a spotted red pocket square.
The star voices a dragon named Smaug in the movie
Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins in the movie
Luke Evans posed for the cameras in a grey three piece suit
Orlando Bloom, who has starred in Peter Jackson’s JRR Tolkien adaptions for 14 years, looked dapper in a bow tie.
The actor, who was sporting long dishevled hair, was spotted sharing a kiss with his co-star Sir Ian McKellen as they greeted each other outside the cinema on Leicester Square.
McKellen, who plays Gandalf in the series, kept warm on the chilly London night in a flamboyant printed scarf and long jacquard coat.
Welsh actor Luke Evans was also present on the red carpet.
Wearing a grey three-piece suit Evans, who plays Bard and Girion, Lord of the Dale in all three of the Hobbit movies, talked about why he’s so proud of the final film.
He told Express.co.uk: “It’s the moment where we give you the last movie to complete the amazing trilogy. It’s been a huge journey for all of us and its very very sad but wonderful what we’ve managed to do.
“For The Hobbit it’s a closed set so no one else is allowed on set and you feel quite secluded and all I’ve wanted to do is tell people how much fun it was. The journey’s over and this film is the final farewell.”
Before saying he was going to miss “Ian McKellen doing the cancan on set with no pants on.”
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins in Middle Earth.
The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the wealth of their homeland, but now face the consequences of having unleashed dragon, Smaug, upon the defenceless men, women and children of Lake-town.
As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, Thorin Oakenshield sacrifices friendship and honour in his search for the legendary Arkenstone.
Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead.
Ian McKellen wrapped up in a flamboyant scarf
Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom were spotted kissing on the red carpet
Orlando Bloom looked dashing in a bow tie
Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war to save Middle Earth from ancient enemy the Dark Lord Sauron who sends forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
The film adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s book The Hobbit was turned into three movies by director Peter Jackson.
This film follows The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.
The star-studded event marked not only the end of The Hobbit Trilogy, but the culmination of the 14-year cinematic legacy of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth.
The film will be released in UK cinemas next month on December 12.