TIFF 2013: Parsing the opening night red carpet with your host, Benedict Cumberbatch
Matthew Crawley’s death on Downtown Abbey has done nothing to dampen Dan Stevens’ spirits and smile — he strode down The Fifth Estate red carpet for crushing fans with an enormous grin (and some scruff on his chin), in midnight blue and a open collared shirt.
But the man of the hour was Stevens’ Fifth Estate co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, who delighted ardent fans by taking his time on the red carpet (Daniel Radcliffe could have lapped him, several times over). It takes a certain charisma — and maybe a crisp tuxedo — to induce swooning in both Sherlockians and Trekkies. (Photos: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)