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Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'

The film about British mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing also stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode

By Andrea Tim | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Video: The Weinstein Company

Benedict Cumberbatch makes math homework look like peanuts in the trailer for The Imitation Game, a historical drama about brilliant computer scientist and mathematician Alan Turing.

Alan played a crucial part in cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code; the success of which helped the Allies win World War II. The film centres on paramount events in Alan's life, from his days at boarding school, to the triumph of his top-secret work on the bombe, the device used to crack the Enigma codes.

Benedict, who's just turned thirty-eight over the weekend, leads a star-studded cast of fellow British actors including Keira Knightley (Begin Again), Matthew Goode (Leap Year), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall).

As the man behind the voice of Smaug examines, types, writes, ponders, and tinkers in the trailer, we're counting the days before The Imitation Game hits UK's cinemas on 14 November 2014.


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