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Watch Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the first trailer for, The Imitation Game.

The movie sees Cumberbatch star 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.

The movie also stars, Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard.

The Imitation Game is released in cinemas on November 21, 2014.

Watch the trailer below…