THE IMITATION GAME is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing. Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Fifth Estate", "Star Trek Into Darkness", and TV’s "Sherlock") and Keira Knightley (BAFTA nominee for “Atonement”, Oscar® nominee for "Pride and Prejudice") star as Turing and his ally and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top-notch cast, including Matthew Goode (“Stoker”, "A Single Man"), Mark Strong ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Rory Kinnear ("Skyfall"), Charles Dance ("Gosford Park", TV's "Game of Thrones"), Allen Leech (“In Fear”, TV’s "Downton Abbey") and Matthew Beard ("An Education").
Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum, 2012 BAFTA nominee for "Headhunters", directs from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges. Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman produces alongside Bristol Automotive’s Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky, with Moore as executive producer and Peter Heslop (“The King’s Speech”) as co-producer. Behind-the-camera talent includes director of photography Óscar Faura (“The
Impossible”), editor William Goldenberg (Oscar® winner for “Argo”), production designer Maria Djurkovic (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ ("Kick-Ass"), hair and make-up designer Ivana Primorac (“Anna Karenina”), casting director Nina Gold (“Les Miserables”) and composer Alexandre Desplat (Oscar® nominee for “Argo”).
The film was shot in England over eight weeks on locations in London, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Dorset, including a Victorian mansion which was the former home of author and naval intelligence officer Ian Fleming, a disused RAF base, King's Cross station, Sherborne School, where the young Turing was educated and the Bletchley Park codebreaking centre itself.
The Museum is delighted to be screening THE IMITATION GAME, and we very much appreciate the Weinstein Company's help in making it possible.
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