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The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a “nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.” Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is directing from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges. ‘The Imitation Game’ is set for a November 14th bow in the UK and a November 21st release in the US.
THE IMITATION GAME stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education).
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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park in productions such as Love’s Labour’s Lost(2001), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2001), and Romeo and Juliet (2002). He also portrayed George Tesman in Richard Eyre‘s revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005 and since then has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein(2011).
Cumberbatch’s television work includes appearances in Heartbeat (2000), Silent Witness (2002) and Fortysomething (2003) before starring as the title character in Hawking in 2004. He has also starred in Tom Stoppard‘s adaptation of Parade’s End (2012), as well as providing the voices of the British Prime Minister and Severus Snape on the animated series The Simpsons (2013). He has playedSherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since 2010.
His first film appearance was in To Kill a King (2003) and he went on to play William Pitt the Younger in Amazing Grace in 2006 and has since appeared in the films Atonement (2007), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), War Horse (2011), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). From 2012 to 2014, through voice and motion capture, he played the characters of Smaug and theNecromancer in The Hobbit film series.
Cumberbatch received two Olivier Award nominations, winning the Best Actor in a Play for Frankenstein, and has also received fourBAFTA nominations, three Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock, twoSAG Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination among others. In 2013, he was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with a Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year for his “masterful performances in television, film and theatre.” In 2014, Time magazine included him in its annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”.