He may no longer be on set for 'Star Trek: Into The Darkness' but Benedict Cumberbatch appeared to still be wearing film star makeup as he spoke at a press conference to promote the film in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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Benedict Cumberbatch appears to be wearing foundation

Earlier in the day, the 'Sherlock' star received a rock star welcome in Japan as he arrived at Arita International Airport in Chiba to find hoards of fans had camped out to welcome him, brandishing homemade banners.

Cumberbatch has a massive following in the Far East thanks to his role as eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes in the BBC drama.

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.

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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.

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    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch scratches his head during a press conference to promote his latest film "Star Trek: Into Darkness" in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch poses for photographers during a press conference to promote his latest film "Star Trek: Into Darkness" in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch smiles during a press conference to promote his latest film "Star Trek: Into Darkness" in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch smiles during a press conference to promote his latest film "Star Trek: Into Darkness" in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch gestures during a press conference to promote his latest film "Star Trek: Into Darkness" in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Actor Benedict Cumberbatch poses for photographers during a press conference to promote his latest film "Star Trek: Into Darkness" in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Arrives In Tokyo

    NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 15: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on July 15, 2013 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Arrives In Tokyo

    NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 15: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on July 15, 2013 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Arrives In Tokyo

    NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 15: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on July 15, 2013 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Arrives In Tokyo

    NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 15: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on July 15, 2013 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Arrives In Tokyo

    NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 15: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on July 15, 2013 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Arrives In Tokyo

    NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 15: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on July 15, 2013 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Arrives In Tokyo

    NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 15: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on July 15, 2013 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

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