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Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker (2012)

Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker (2012)

Genius. Hero. Outcast.Oct. 17, 2012UK62 Min.Not Rated
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Synopsis

Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing’s achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as a common criminal, for being homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. In 1952, he was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ with another man and was forced to undergo so-called ‘organo-therapy’ – chemical castration. Two years later, he killed himself with cyanide, aged just 41. Alan Turing was driven to a terrible despair and early death by the nation he’d done so much to save.

Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker (2012)
Original title Britain's Greatest Codebreaker
IMDb Rating 7.0 994 votes
TMDb Rating 6.2 19 votes

Director

Clare Beavan
Director

Cast

Ed Stoppard isAlan Turing
Alan Turing
Henry Goodman isFranz Greenbaum
Franz Greenbaum
Paul McGann isHimself - Narrator (voice)
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Asa Briggs isHimself - Codebreaker
Himself - Codebreaker
Jean Valentine isHerself - WRNS and Bombe Operator
Herself - WRNS and Bombe Operator
David Leavitt isHimself - Alan Turing's Biographer
Himself - Alan Turing's Biographer
Rolf Noskwith isHimself - Codebreaker
Himself - Codebreaker
Dermot Turing isHimself - Alan Turing's Nephew
Himself - Alan Turing's Nephew
Christopher Morcom isHimself - Christopher Morcom's Nephew (as Christopher Morcom QC)
Himself - Christopher Morcom's Nephew (as Christopher Morcom QC)
Ian Stewart isHimself - University of Warwick (as Professor Ian Stewart)
Himself - University of Warwick (as Professor Ian Stewart)

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