By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 19, 2013 at 11:21AM
While the photogs attempted to snap pics of him, Cumberbatch held up a hand-written sign, covering his face, that read:
Go photograph Egypt and SHOW THE WORLD SOMETHING IMPORTANT.
Cumberbatch, who was last seen as Khan in the most recent "Star Trek" entry, and who plays the bleach-blond Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the upcoming Oscar season hopeful "The Fifth Estate" (the popular actor's also got Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and John Wells' "August: Osage County" in the pipeline, and plays CG dragon Smaug in the next installments of "The Hobbit"), stars as the eponymous lead of the hit Brit series. Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit") plays Holmes' trusty sidekick Watson.