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Britain's Greatest Codebreaker (2012)

10/17/2012 (US) DocumentaryDrama 1h 2m

Genius. Hero. Outcast.

Overview

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.

  1. Nic Stacey

    Director

  2. Clare Beavan

    Director

  3. Craig Warner

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ed Stoppard

    Ed Stoppard

    Alan Turing

  2. Henry Goodman

    Henry Goodman

    Franz Greenbaum

  3. Paul McGann

    Paul McGann

    Himself - Narrator (voice)

  4. Asa Briggs

    Himself - Codebreaker, Bletchley Park

  5. Jean Valentine

    Herself - WRNS and Bombe Operator, Bletchley Park

  6. David Leavitt

    Himself - Alan Turing's Biographer

  7. Rolf Noskwith

    Himself - Codebreaker, Bletchley Park

  8. Dermot Turing

    Himself - Alan Turing's Nephew

  9. Christopher Morcom

    Himself - Christopher Morcom's Nephew (as Christopher Morcom QC)

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Britain's Greatest Codebreaker
Britain's Greatest Codebreaker

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Original Language English

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