Keira Knightley in the latest offering from Hollywood, based here at Bletchley Park.
Cumberbatch is set to play Bletchley Park mathematician Alan Turning to follow his story and his work on the Enigma code during World War II. The film will also examine Turing’s role in breaking the Enigma cipher as well as the treatment he received after revealing his homosexuality in 1952.
Cumberbatch was born on July 19th 1976 in London and is the son of two actors, Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch and Wanda Ventham.
After a successful time at school, which also saw him act in plenty of school plays, Cumberbatch took a gap year to teach English in a Tibetian monastery before enrolling at University of Manchester to study drama.
Since 2001, Cumberbatch has a variety of major roles in theatre, television and film including roles in Heartbeat, Spooks and Silent Witness as well as playing Stephen Hawking in the award winning Hawking. He has also starred as Sherlock Holmes in the ongoing successful television series Sherlock since 2010.
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