Cumberbatch greets fans in Japan
Benedict Cumberbatch looked rather overwhelmed as he was given a rock star welcome by fans in Japan.
The Sherlock actor arrived at Arita International Airport in Chiba near Tokyo, to find hoards of fans had camped out to welcome him, brandishing homemade banners.
Cumberbatch - who has a massive following in the Far East for his role as eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes in the BBC drama - was visiting Japan to promote his latest film, Star Trek Into Darkness.
The 36-year-old actor took time to politely greet his excited fans - known as Cumberb****es - posing for pictures and chatting to the local media.
The third series of Sherlock - which sees the great detective apparently return from the dead after he leapt from a building in the season two finale - was recently filmed in London.
It will air at the beginning of next year.