The real story behind The Imitation Game film

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Imitation Game cast

Source:  Studio Canal

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing, alongside Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.

“It’s amazing for the people of Bletchley Park to be able to keep this secret for 30, 40, 50 years in a lot of cases,” Imitation Game screenwriter and executive producer Graham Moore says. “Think about all the secrets Alan Turing was keeping when he was going in front of a judge and being sentenced for ‘Gross indecency’, the crime of having had sex with a man. He could have raised his hand and said, ‘I’m a war hero. I broke this code. Call MI6, call MI5.’ But he didn’t. He kept the secret. It’s remarkable.”

The Imitation Game received rave reviews when it premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and, shortly afterwards, was presented at the Toronto Film Festival where it won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award.

Full cast:

Benedict Cumberbatch - Alan Turing

Keira Knightley  - Joan Clarke

Matthew Goode - Hugh Alexander

Charles Dance - Commander Denniston

Mark Strong - Stewart Menzies

Allen Leech - John Cairncross

Tuppence Middleton – Helen

Rory Kinnear – Nock

Steven Waddington - Supt Smith

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