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January 9, 2015

Alan Turing biopic received nine nominations

The Imitation Game is nominated to win Best Film at the BAFTA awards, it was announced today (9 January). 

The movie follows the life of Alan Turing, a gay icon and war hero who was credited with cracking what was previously thought to be the unbreakable code of the German WWII Enigma machine.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Turing, is a contender for Leading Actor award while Keira Knightley has been nominated for Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the mathmatician's wife Joan Clarke.

January 9, 2015

Alan Turing biopic received nine nominations

The Imitation Game is nominated to win Best Film at the BAFTA awards, it was announced today (9 January). 

The movie follows the life of Alan Turing, a gay icon and war hero who was credited with cracking what was previously thought to be the unbreakable code of the German WWII Enigma machine.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Turing, is a contender for Leading Actor award while Keira Knightley has been nominated for Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the mathmatician's wife Joan Clarke.

January 5, 2015

The Imitation Game won the Ensemble Cast award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Benedict Cumberbatch gave a passionate speech while accepting an award for The Imitation Game last night (4 January).

The British actor picked up the ensemble cast award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, an important win in the lead-up to the Oscars.

Directed by Morten Tyldum, the movie chronicles the life of Alan Turing, a mathematician and war hero, credited with cracking the previously unbreakable code of the German WWII enigma machine.

January 5, 2015

The Imitation Game won the Ensemble Cast award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Benedict Cumberbatch gave a passionate speech while accepting an award for The Imitation Game last night (4 January).

The British actor picked up the ensemble cast award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, an important win in the lead-up to the Oscars.

Directed by Morten Tyldum, the movie chronicles the life of Alan Turing, a mathematician and war hero, credited with cracking the previously unbreakable code of the German WWII enigma machine.

December 29, 2014

From The Imitation Game to The Normal Heart, it's been quite a year for queer cinema

What constitutes a gay movie? What constitutes a queer movie? Should a film starring a straight man, directed by a straight man, be defined as either?

What about a film starring a straight man as a trans woman? Do films about gay men matter to lesbians, and vice versa? And, perhaps most crucially, is a film featuring homosexual characters, that shies away from same-sex sex, intended for anything but heterosexual consumption?

December 29, 2014

From The Imitation Game to The Normal Heart, it's been quite a year for queer cinema

What constitutes a gay movie? What constitutes a queer movie? Should a film starring a straight man, directed by a straight man, be defined as either?

What about a film starring a straight man as a trans woman? Do films about gay men matter to lesbians, and vice versa? And, perhaps most crucially, is a film featuring homosexual characters, that shies away from same-sex sex, intended for anything but heterosexual consumption?

December 23, 2014

Film's hero, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, 'stood alone and endured unimaginable torment and shame because he was gay'

The cast and filmmakers of The Imitation Game will be honored next month by The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTI civil rights organization in the US.

The film tells the story of the late British cryptographer and computer scientist Alan Turing who was chemically castrated by his government for being gay and later committed suicide.

This despite the fact that Turing (portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film) was a hero who developed a method of cracking previously-unbreakable Nazi codes and shortened WWII.

December 23, 2014

Film's hero, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, 'stood alone and endured unimaginable torment and shame because he was gay'

The cast and filmmakers of The Imitation Game will be honored next month by The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTI civil rights organization in the US.

The film tells the story of the late British cryptographer and computer scientist Alan Turing who was chemically castrated by his government for being gay and later committed suicide.

This despite the fact that Turing (portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film) was a hero who developed a method of cracking previously-unbreakable Nazi codes and shortened WWII.

December 13, 2014

Movies with LGBTI themes are recognized at the US awards celebrating TV and movie successes

LGBTI-themed movies have been recognized with Golden Globes nominations.

Pride, a movie based on the alliance between gay rights activists and Welsh miners in the 1980s, has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category.

Pride was also named 2014’s best British film by the British Independent Film Awards earlier this month, and actors Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton took home the best supporting actor and actress prizes.

December 13, 2014

Movies with LGBTI themes are recognized at the US awards celebrating TV and movie successes

LGBTI-themed movies have been recognized with Golden Globes nominations.

Pride, a movie based on the alliance between gay rights activists and Welsh miners in the 1980s, has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category.

Pride was also named 2014’s best British film by the British Independent Film Awards earlier this month, and actors Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton took home the best supporting actor and actress prizes.

November 13, 2014

Read our review of the eagerly awaited Alan Turing biopic

The crux of The Imitation Game is that emotions are difficult.

By the way you interpret them, a sigh can be a sign of utter arrogance, a murmur could be monstrous, a wink could be a window into the heart. But if you look at them logically, statistically, mathematically, can you work out what they are? Can logic sympathise? Can numbers feel? Can machines think?

November 13, 2014

Read our review of the eagerly awaited Alan Turing biopic

The crux of The Imitation Game is that emotions are difficult.

By the way you interpret them, a sigh can be a sign of utter arrogance, a murmur could be monstrous, a wink could be a window into the heart. But if you look at them logically, statistically, mathematically, can you work out what they are? Can logic sympathise? Can numbers feel? Can machines think?

November 3, 2014

Nobody tell them about Alan Turing

A Russian memorial to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs has been torn down as CEO Tim Cook has come out as gay.

The tribute, a giant six foot iPhone with a large screen and QR code showing moments from Jobs' life, was taken down by the company that funded its erection in 2013.

ZEFS claimed they needed to tear it down in order to abide by the law banning 'gay propaganda'.

The memorial was removed the day after Cook officially came out.

October 14, 2014

'We all know actors who are [gay] who don't want to talk about it or bring it up, or who deny it'

Although more and more make actors are coming out publicly as gay, none so far have been stars whose names go above the title of a major movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays a gay man in his latest film, thinks he knows why.

'I think if you’re going to sell yourself as a leading man in Hollywood to say "I’m gay," sadly, is still a huge obstacle,' he tells Out magazine.

October 9, 2014

Sherlock star says there is 'no need' to show explicit gay sex scenes in the Alan Turing biopic

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed why there are no gay sex scenes in his latest movie The Imitation Game.

The British actor plays World War 2 genius and codebreaker Alan Turing.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code before he is criminally prosecuted for being a homosexual.

Even though it is a biopic, Cumberbatch has described the film as 'not an exploration of someone's sex life'.

October 9, 2014

Sherlock star says there is 'no need' to show explicit gay sex scenes in the Alan Turing biopic

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed why there are no gay sex scenes in his latest movie The Imitation Game.

The British actor plays World War 2 genius and codebreaker Alan Turing.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code before he is criminally prosecuted for being a homosexual.

Even though it is a biopic, Cumberbatch has described the film as 'not an exploration of someone's sex life'.

September 9, 2014

The Sherlock actor talks about Alan Turing, gay ‘cures’ and why he believes the US should elect a gay president

September 9, 2014

The Sherlock actor talks about Alan Turing, gay ‘cures’ and why he believes the US should elect a gay president

September 4, 2014

From Oscar Wilde’s ‘bitting’ wit to praising ‘trangendered’ pioneer Christine Jorgensen, the new Rainbow Honor Walk has a few typos

A Hollywood Walk of Fame-style tribute to LGBT icons in San Francisco is making headlines, but not necessarily for the best reasons.

The new Rainbow Honor Walk, 20 plaques placed on the sidewalk near Harvey Milk Plaza, was created to honor LGBTI heroines and heroes.

July 21, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the film as the gay World War 2 genius

‘Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.’

That is the line that closes the trailer for The Imitation Game, the long-awaited biopic of Alan Turing’s life.

Benedict Cumberbatch, better known for his starring role in Sherlock, will play the gay World War 2 genius.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code.

July 21, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the film as the gay World War 2 genius

‘Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.’

That is the line that closes the trailer for The Imitation Game, the long-awaited biopic of Alan Turing’s life.

Benedict Cumberbatch, better known for his starring role in Sherlock, will play the gay World War 2 genius.

Based on a script by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore, the film will follow the wartime hero as he cracks the German Enigma code.

June 19, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean star talks about her relationship with Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

British actress Keira Knightley has spoken about starring in The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in the upcoming drama about gay World War 2 genius Alan Turing.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star is playing Turing’s friend, confidante and one-time fiancée Joan Clarke, who worked alongside him at Bletchley Park.

‘It was an amazing relationship and an amazing friendship that they had,’ Knightley told Digital Spy.

June 19, 2014

Pirates of the Caribbean star talks about her relationship with Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

British actress Keira Knightley has spoken about starring in The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be starring in the upcoming drama about gay World War 2 genius Alan Turing.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star is playing Turing’s friend, confidante and one-time fiancée Joan Clarke, who worked alongside him at Bletchley Park.

‘It was an amazing relationship and an amazing friendship that they had,’ Knightley told Digital Spy.

March 19, 2014

Mathematician who helped the Allies win World War II was convicted for having gay sex was only finally pardoned in December 2013

A research fund honoring Alan Turing, the gay World War 2 code-breaker genius, was announced in the UK budget today (19 March).

Universities are being asked to bid to host the new research institute to develop applications for the vast amounts of data now routinely collected and stored.

The new Turing Institute, expected to cost around £42 million ($70m, €50m), will be launched with five years of government support to ensure the UK leads the way in big data and algorithm research.