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Articles Tagged 'Alan Turing'

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Secret of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Success: “I Meditate a Lot”

There’s a rather good interview with Benedict Cumberbatch in the Wall Street Journal, which brings us up to date on his recent projects—playing Richard III in the sequel to The Hollow Crown, and researching Doctor Strange by reading a stack of old Marvel comics—and unmasks a surprisingly spiritual side to the arch-rationalist behind Sherlock. “I […]

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Five Things to Know About Alan Turing

As The Imitation Game continues to win fans and plaudits, and critics slyly nudge one another and hold pretend Academy Awards whenever Benedict Cumberbatch delivers an interview on the subject of the film’s subject, Alan Turing, we present a little light background reading on a very particular British genius. To start with the basics, Alan […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Will Receive BIFA Film Award

There’s already plenty of buzz around Benedict Cumberbatch’s chances of picking up an Academy award for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, but his next trophy-collecting appointment in front of a podium is on December 7, at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). The BIFAs celebrate British movies that have been made […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch is (Sort of) Related to Alan Turing

You have to admire the chutzpah in the telling of this tale. The website Ancestry, who specialize in tracing family genealogy, have tried to find out whether Benedict Cumberbatch shares a common ancestor with Alan Turing, the man he is playing in The Imitation Game. There are all sorts of reasons for doing this, but probably […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch vs. the Enigma Machine in ‘Imitation Game’ Clip

If you think Benedict Cumberbatch oozes confidence, check him out as super mathematician Alan Turing in this recently released clip of The Imitation Game, exclusively at Digital Spy. The stakes are high, and Turing is unfazed. Turing was brought in to meet with Commander Denniston, played by Charles Dance, to discuss breaking the German’s encryption […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch: “Outsiders are Becoming Mainstream”

There’s a fantastically thoughtful and incisive interview with Benedict Cumberbatch at The Daily Beast currently, which he gave at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest movie The Imitation Game. The movie is a biopic of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who helped the Allies crack the German Enigma code during World War […]

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Eddie Redmayne Set To Play Stephen Hawking

Some showbiz stories could have been written specifically for Anglophenia, from the collective dreams of the Anglophenia team, in order to deliver Anglophenians (Anglofania?) a kind of thespian thrill ride. This is one of those stories. So, Eddie Redmayne from Les Misérables (or My Week With Marilyn, or Birdsong) appears to be taking on the […]


Benedict Cumberbatch In Talks for Role That Screams ‘Oscar’

Benedict Cumberbatch may not be done Hoovering up all of the choice roles in Hollywood just yet. According to Deadline, Sherlock star is reportedly eyeing a real-life part that has Oscar written all over it, English mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Leonardo DiCaprio once voiced interest in playing the genius who was tormented […]