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Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game’

Tonight sees the world premiere of Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie The Imitation Game, which tells the story of Alan Turing and the work of the British code-breakers at Bletchley Park in defeating the ciphers of the German enigma machines during World War II.

But before hitting the red carpet, Benedict took to Twitter for a live Q&A, fielding fan questions from all over the world under the hashtag #AskBenedict.

Here, collated for your pleasure, are the best bits:

The “are you sitting comfortably” tweet:

The jobbing actor tweets:

The school days tweet:

The lovely family tweets:

The pain and pleasure tweet:

The Alan Turing tweets:

The behind-the-scenes tweets:

The quote from the movie tweet:

The process and craft tweets:

The tweet you wish you could hear him say out loud:

And the final, bittersweet sign-off tweet:

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By Fraser McAlpine