Benedict Cumberbatch @ SDCC 2014
Based on the life of Alan Turing - a mathematician, code-breaker and pioneer of computer science.
In 1938, he began working for a secret British organisation called the Government Code and Cipher School. He helped the government decipher the German Enigma machine. He designed a machine - Bombe - that successfully decrypted the German war codes. In 1945 he was given the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services.
Post-war he turned his attention to another sort of machine, and in 1949 he developed a body of work that became the basis of artificial intelligence. In 1951 he was named as a fellow of the Royal Society.
In 1952, he was tried and arrested for being a homosexual (then a criminal offence). To avoid prison, he accepted treatment through injections of estrogen for a year that were meant to neutralize his libido. All his security clearances were also withdrawn.
He died in 1954, he committed suicide.
[MQ - UNTAGGED] Benedict Cumberbatch arrives at Comic Con on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Every year at Comic Con I play a little game with the folks called ‘Geeks and Posers.’
Okay. Definitely I’m a poser, hands up.
when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires
[MQ - Untagged] - Benedict Cumberbatch attends the “DreamWorks Animation” panel on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego.
"I’m pretty sure the answer to that is ‘I am Groot.’"
me and my friends on halloween
mosaics are made from broken pieces but they’re still works of art and so are you