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Benedict Cumberbatch in talks to play Alan Turing in biopic

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  1. An excellent choice hope the role goes to him.

  2. He’d definitely bring in people who wouldn’t otherwise watch so that’d be good in publicising Alan Turing’s story.

  3. DivusAntinous 4 Feb 2013, 4:01pm

    That is: Yes! finally there will be a movie about Alan Turing, a truly great Briton who was hideously betrayed.
    And also, Yes! I love Mr Cumberbatch.

  4. Love Cumberbatch’s acting! I think a big-screen Turing story has the potential to really take off in this country if it is well produced and has some big names on board.

    British audiences like World War II related films and I think there is also a strong interest in the country’s scientific heritage.

    I’ve read Turing’s biography numerous times – will definitely pay to see the this biopic if they get it finished. :)

  5. T-T-T-Turung 4 Feb 2013, 7:01pm

    Russell Tovey would be much better.

  6. good actor, totally wrong for the role…have to agree with the last guy, Tovey all the way!

    1. Tovey looks more like Turing but Cumberbatch is a much interesting actor.

  7. Julia M. Turing 20 Jun 2013, 12:42am

    I hope this movie will not distort the true story and personal character of Alan Turing by adding sexual scenes with Joan Clark which did not happen and is one of several reasons why Alan broke off the marriage. The relationship was friendly but not intimate between them as we in the 21st century would expect in this openly carefree attitude towards casual sex outside of marriage. It was more painful for Alan to inform her he was no longer interested in marriage because he was a very warm and caring person as well as sensitive to others, never wishing to hurt anyone. Miss Clark was not able to give the kind of love and intimacy emotionally or intellectually and spiritually that he really needed in the kind of life long commitment as marriage requires. If they were intimately compatible the sexual intimacy would have come later as I so well know.
    Julia M. Turing

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