Benedict Cumberbatch expressed his support for Ukraine amid the Russian invasion, at the 37th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
On Thursday, the sherlock The star, who attended the Cinema Vaguard award ceremony during the festival, was seen holding a Ukrainian flag in solidarity with the country.
An audience member presented him with the flag at the festival held at the Arlington Theater in California. “Stay united with Ukraine,” the Imitation Game actor yelled as he left the stage.
In early February, the doctor strange star spoke about the crisis in Ukraine when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“I cannot speak today… without acknowledging the obvious of what is happening in Ukraine and showing my support for the people of Ukraine, my support for the people of Russia who oppose the kleptocracy and the idiocy of their rulers to try and stop the progression of this atrocity,” he said.
Cumberbatch added: “We can’t go back any further. This is no longer a time for greed or laziness or inactivity or ineptitude.
“We need to act, and there are things you can do. You can support organizations. You can support those who help refugees on the ground. You can support human rights organizations.”