Matt Damon hits London for Jason Bourne premiere


Matt Damon is returning to the scene of the crime as he stops off in London for the European premiere of Jason Bourne.

Set years after Bourne's disappearance at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum, the former CIA assassin returns to seek answers from his past, touching down in Las Vegas, Greece and the UK capital in the fast-paced thriller.

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne (Universal)

Matt will be joined on the red carpet in Leicester Square by Julia Stiles, who returns as spy Nicky Parsons, and Alicia Vikander, who plays the CIA's head of cyber intelligence Heather Lee.

Jason Bourne is the fifth film in the franchise, but only the fourth starring Damon in the title role.

Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander at Bourne premiere
Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander (Rob Griffith/AP/PA)

He last starred as the amnesiac in 2007, but has reunited with director Paul Greengrass to bring Bourne back in a "post-(Edward) Snowden world".

Tommy Lee Jones returns as CIA director Robert Dewey, alongside Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed and Scott Shepherd.

Jason Bourne is released in cinemas on July 27.