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Alternative View At The 58th London Film Festival
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the opening night gala screening of 'The Imitation Game' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the opening night gala screening of 'The Imitation Game' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the opening night gala screening of 'The Imitation Game' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)
The premiere of The Imitation Game kicks off the 58th BFI London Film Festival.  (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

RadioTimes caught up with The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch to talk about the biopic’s central character Alan Turing, British mathematician, being a hero for young people.

The interview, which took place at the film’s premiere in London’s Leicester Square, started off sensitive with Cumberbatch talking about people who don’t quite fit in, are unsure of themselves, and this film could be a bit of guidance, but then … something caught his eye.

The British actor interrupted himself, squealing, when spotting his gang from Star Trek.

At first he seemed to be half joking around, but then he spotted director J.J. Abram’s assistant, and he really did get excited, thinking out loud, “Does that mean J.J. is here? Is he here??”

But, without missing a beat, Cumberbatch turns back to the interviewer, continuing his description of Turing, saying, “He’s not just a scientist. He should inspire children, and young people, to take everything they experience, into their life and work.”

You can watch the entire interview here.

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By Brigid Brown