Dave Karger interviews Benedict Cumberbatch about “The Imitation Game” for Fandango
Saw The Imitation Game at a special screening at ArcLight in Hollywood last week and it was superb – highly, highly recommend.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a shoo-in for a best actor nod come Oscar time.
He portrays about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing who was a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code that helped the Allies win World War II.
It has been estimated that Turing’s work shortened the war in Europe by as many as two to four years.
Tragically, this hero was later criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality and underwent chemical castration as an alternative to prison. Soon after, at the age of 42, he committed suicide.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for “the appalling way he was treated.” Queen Elizabeth II granted him a posthumous pardon in 2013.
The actor is interviewed by Greg In Hollywood Morning Man alum Dave Karger for Karger’s terrific Fandango show Frontrunners.
Watch it below: