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PinkNews Staff Writer January 29, 2019

2. Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Imitation Game’

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game"
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game” (Photo by The Weinstein Company)

Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in the loose biographical film about the gay mathematician who deciphered the enigma code during the war.

The biographical film follows Turing from being bullied in school to finally finding his feet when he develops a friendship with Christopher Morcom, who introduces him to cryptography.

As Turing becomes an expert at the art, he also develops romantic feelings for Morcom but he dies suddenly and unexpectedly from tuberculosis.

Turing starts work at Bletchley Park after Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, and begins to work on the infamous Enigma machine which helps to break the Nazi’s code.

In the 1950s Turing is convicted of indecency and forced to undergo chemical castration. The film ends as one of his colleagues visits him and sees his physical and mental deterioration.

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