Benedict Cumberbatch’s Australian accent finally revealed in Fifth Estate trailer

Compare the Sherlock star's take on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with the real thing


Ever since Benedict Cumberbatch landed the role of Julian Assange in biopic The Fifth Estate, you’ve probably all been wondering “How will the Sherlock star choose to portray the controversial and enigmatic WikiLeaks founder?”, “Will the film paint a sympathetic picture of the exiled Australian disseminator of secrets?” – and “Will Benedict’s Aussie accent sound like Julian Assange?!”


There’s only one way to find out.

Here’s Cumberbatch as Assange…

…and here’s the man himself

The Fifth Estate opens in UK cinemas on 11 October