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Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Imitation Game' (Photo: The Weinstein Company)
Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Imitation Game' (Photo: The Weinstein Company)
Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Imitation Game’ (Photo: The Weinstein Company)

You may hear these names read when the Academy Awards are handed out on February 22. (They’re all also nominated for the EE British Academy Film Awards, which air Sunday, February 8 at 8/7c on BBC AMERICA.) We spoke to all five of these fine British actors about their nominated roles in acclaimed films, and here’s what they said:

Benedict Cumberbatch (Best Actor nominee for The Imitation Game)

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Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor nominee for The Theory of Everything)

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Felicity Jones (Best Actress nominee for The Theory of Everything)

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Rosamund Pike (Best Actress nominee for Gone Girl)

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Keira Knightley (Best Supporting Actress nominee for The Imitation Game)

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.