The Imitation Game – a first look


Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

The long-awaited first lengthy video look at The Imitation Game is here. Based on the real life story of Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who is credited with cracking the German Enigma code. THE IMITATION GAME portrays the ultimate real-life reality show race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. This ‘team of misfits’ was made up of scholars, mathematicians, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers with one powerful ally in their back pocket…Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 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.
 

 
Opening in UK cinemas on 14 November with the U.S. premiere one week later on November 21, THE IMITATION GAME stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, Tinker Tailor) as Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a brilliant cast that includes Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, Game of Thrones) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey).