Between filming ‘The Hollow Crown’ for the BBC and promoting his new movie The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch has been pretty busy as of late. But the 38 year old actor isn't looking for things to slow down anytime soon, instead he’s revealed he plans to still be working when he’s 78!

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch is hoping his career keeps on going

Speaking to the Telegraph Cumberbatch said, ”I'm interested in working in 40 years' time, and turning round and talking to an actor on set and telling them stories about working with Judi Dench and Michael Gambon.”

The actor then addressed the various titles he’s been given in recent years, since the success of ‘Sherlock’. “Any talk of 'man of the moment' hype, heat, whatever, I just smile wryly. It's the same shit with 'sexiest whatever' - I was around 10 years before that as an actor and no one took the same face seriously,” he said.

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In his latest film,The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch plays World War II code breaker Alan Turing, who played a pivotal role in helping the Allies defeat the Nazis and shorten the war in Europe.

However Turing was later prosecuted for his homosexuality, escaping jail in 1952 to instead accept treatment with oestrogen injection as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954 from a suspected suicide by cyanide poisoning.

Benedict CumberbatchCumberbatch plays Alan Turning in The Imitation Game

Speaking about Turing, Cumberbatch said he misses him, explaining, “it’s not just from playing him. I miss the fact that he’s not with us and should be with us. It’s a massive injustice, of course, but it’s also thinking about what he should have enjoyed of his life as well, and the amount of sadness in it.”

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Turning would later be granted an official public apology on behalf of the government in 2009 following an internet campaign, for ‘the appalling way’ he was treated. In 2013 he was also granted a posthumous pardon by the Queen

The Imitation Game, which also stars Keira Knightley is released in the UK on November 14th and the US a fortnight later on the 28th.

Watch the trailer for The Imitation Game here: