First Official Image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in THE IMITATION GAME

     December 26, 2013


The first official image from Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) as mathematician and logician Alan Turing, is now available.  The image debuted on the day that Turing received a posthumous pardon from none other than Queen Elizabeth II for his 1952 conviction of homosexuality.  Credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II which subsequently shortened the length of the conflict, Turing was then convicted on charges of “gross indecency”, and sentenced to chemical castration.  He committed suicide two years later at the age of 41.

The Imitation Game also stars Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew GoodeRory KinnearCharles DanceAllen Leech, and Matthew Beard.  Hit the jump to check out the full image.

The first official image from The Imitation Game can be found below (via Twitter):

The Imitation Game ‏@tigmovie
In honor of today’s Royal Pardon, please find the first still released from the upcoming film, The Imitation Game.



  • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

    Chemical castration? For f-’s sakes that’s disgusting! What was he, an animal? But no, the real joke here is the fact that he received royal pardon TODAY! More than 50 years after that barbaric act. Definitely not a reason for celebration but to be completely ashamed of if I were an englishman!
    Moving on, though: sounds interesting and, of course, it’s always good to see more of Cumberbatch, Knightley and Strong. Now, THAT is a cast!

  • Jay

    What does “chemical castration” mean? I suspect it has something to do with acid and a scrotum?

    • The Flobbit

      He was rendered barren, for being gay.

  • The Flobbit

    Cumberbatch, Strong, and Goode equals not just a MUST-WATCH status, but a must-bow-your-head-in-awe status. Add to that Knightley, Kinnear, and Dance… read it and weep people. This will be awesome.

  • YodaRocks

    I am a Computer Science student and have studying Turing Machine. This movie better be good or else I’ll be very pissed.

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  • Bob

    Has the potential to be a very compelling and powerful movie. Hopefully this gets Cumberbatch his first Oscar nomination.

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