We’ve seen him as Smaug and as Doctor Who, but now Benedict Cumberbatch is taking on the role of British mathematician, Alan Turing, in a film about how he cracked the Enigma Code during World War II.

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.