Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing in the First Still From The Imitation Game


Although there’s just days left until BBC premiere of the third season of “Sherlock” on New Year’s Day, 2013 has one surprise left for fans of Benedict Cumberbatch. The first official photo from his next big screen project, The Imitation Game has been released and you can check it out below! You can also browse our collection of previously posted on-set photos in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.

The drama, a biopic of Alan Turing, also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. One of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Turing was the pioneer of modern-day computing, 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.