The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Premieres

DSThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug had it’s world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night and Benedict Cumberbatch was in attendance. Benedict plays both the dragon Smaug and the evil Necromancer in the film. Benedict, looking rather fetching in a Dolce & Gabanna burgundy velvet smoking jacket, attended the premiere along with Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Richard Armitage (Thorin), Stephen Fry (the Master of Laketown), Luke Evans (Bard) and many others.

You can find photos from the premiere here along with video footage from the livestream of the premiere.

Benedict also took part in a twitter Q&A earlier today to promote the film and we’ve got the transcript of his #AskSmaug Q&A.

In non Hobbit news it has been announced that the premiere episode of Sherlock series 3 (The Empty Hearse) will premiere at 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day 2014. A mini episode “Many Happy Returns” will also be available on the BBC Red Button and on-line on Christmas Day.

Finally tumblr has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch was the most re-blogged actor on tumblr in 2013!