Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality still made him a target of persecution. The film is really more about Turing than the war, but Tyldum weaves the Enigma plot throughout the film in a way that makes it feel like a spy thriller.
During my exclusive video interview with stars Matthew Goode and Allen Leech, they talked about balancing fact versus fiction in the movie, what it’s like being part of such an important and special film, and more. Hit the jump to watch. The Imitation Game is currently in theaters and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. For more on the film, watch six clips, the trailer, or click here for all our previous coverage.
Matthew Goode and Allen Leech:
- What was it like being part of such an important and special film?
- Balancing fact versus fiction when making a movie.