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Benedict Cumberbatch stars as codebreaker Alan Turning in 'The Imitation Game' trailer

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We've known for some time now that our boyfriend (he doesn't know he is, but he is), Benedict Cumberbatch is staring in the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game.

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician and was recruited by the British government during World War II to crack German cypher codes.

The film documents Turing's involvement and role in helping the Allied forces to crack the codes, and ultimately win the war, as well as his early life leading up to this pivotal moment in his career.

In later life Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, as it was still then illegal. He then accepted 'treatment for homosexuality' with oestrogen injections which resulted in chemical castration, instead of going to prison.

Tragically, in 1954 he committed suicide just before he turned 42, as a result of cyanide poisoning.

Despite the sad story, the movie looks incredibly inspirational, and dare we say it, potentially Oscar-worthy.

Also appearing alongside the Sherlock star is Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode (who's currently starring in The Good Wife) and Charles Dance (evil Dad Lannister from Game Of Thrones).

With such an exceptional cast, we can only imagine great things for this film. We can't wait to see it in full.

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