Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Imitation Game (12A) will be in UK cinemas from 14th November. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. One of the film's supporting actors, Keira Knightley, appeared as a guest on last night's Jonathan Ross Show (ITV1) -

Keira Knightley on The Jonathan Ross Show - 1st November 2014

Jonathan Ross: ... OK, so let's talk about The Imitation Game. Cos you've got two films out - one is out this Friday; one's out the week after. And this couldn't be a more different kind of film, could it?

Keira Knightley: No. It's about Alan Turing. So it's the story of the breaking of the Enigma Code, and Alan Turing and Bletchley Park. So yeah, it's very different and obviously with what happened to Alan Turing - I didn't know any of this. I sort of, I'd read articles about him about five years ago when they tried to get him a pardon. But he was a very brilliant mathematician who came up with theories that broke the Enigma Code in the Second World War, but was prosecuted for being gay and chemically castrated by the British government, which then led to his suicide. That doesn't give anything away. Well it does - kind of, doesn't it.

Jonathan Ross: But it doesn't really ..

Keira Knightley: It's kind of a story that's very much out there. So, yeah, it's very different from ...

Jonathan Ross: What's remarkable, though, when you think about it, cos you know that is shocking and it's a horrible story to hear happened. But it happened not that long ago in the grand scheme of things.

Keira Knightley: No, not that long ago.

Jonathan Ross: That's what's remarkable.

Keira Knightley: Yeah, and I think, you know, particularly because of the secrecy that's still around what happened, or well was around Bletchley Park until very recently, his place in history as far as one of the grandfathers of the Computer, as far as his place in the history of the Second World War, and in gay rights, you know, been has sort of lost. So I think everybody involved certainly wanted to be a part of trying to get that story to a wider public.

Jonathan Ross: It's a remarkable story from our comparatively recent history. But it's also a story which, I think, everyone should know - everyone should know about this man and what happened. ....

The Imitation Game - IMDb

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