We can't describe how much we're looking forward to war drama 'The Imitation Game', but lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch has some important words to say about playing the remarkable computer pioneer Alan Turing.

Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Imitation Game'
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'

Five years ago, an official apology was finally issued by the British government regarding the appalling treatment of Alan Turing following his victory in cracking Germany's Enigma Code during World War II. On discovering that he was having a homosexual relationship, he was prosecuted by the courts and ultimately given treatment designed to reduce his ability to have sexual relationships. Now, decades on, his legacy is brought back in film, with the extraordinary Benedict Cumberbatch in the role, who's more than grateful for such an opportunity.

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'To be doing my job, let alone to then be asked to play such a phenomenal human being, a true English hero, is a great honour and it comes with a responsibility', he said at the BFI London Premiere of the movie. 'His legacy is very precious to me so I really hope we've done him justice and that this brings his story and achievements to a wider audience.'

Watch a clip from 'The Imitation Game' here:

It's not the first time Cumberbatch has landed a role of an important historical figure. Among his early roles was the scientist Stephen Hawking in 2004's TV movie 'Hawking', the painter Vincent Van-Gogh in 2010's 'Van Gogh: Painted with Words' and, more recently, Wikileaks creator Julian Assange in his big screen biopic 'The Fifth Estate'. In Morten Tyldum's 'The Imitation Game', he is reunited with Keira Knightley (with whom he worked on 2007's 'Atonement') and joined by Matthew Goode and Charles Dance.

'The Imitation Game' will be released in UK cinemas on November 14th 2014.