Benedict Cumberbatch photographed by Annie Liebovitz for Vogue

LiebBenedict Cumberbatch has been photographed by legendary photographer Annie Liebovitz for the September edition of US Vogue.

Liebovitz’s photographs accompany an article by Tom Shone which describes Benedict variously as “Byronic”,”impassioned and charismatic” and likens him to Tigger and covers Benedict’s upcoming turn as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate (the UK release of which has been bought forward to 11 October), how he impressed John Wells and Meryl Streep with an iphone audition for his role in August Osage County and the tantalising prospect of Benedict teaming up with Gary Oldman for a production of Hamlet.

The September edition of Vogue is on sale in the US from next week in hard copy & digital formats (Jennifer Lawrence cover). Overseas fans can buy a single issue from here.