LONDON: The actor portrays mathematician Turing in The Imitation Game, which tells the story of his prominent role in decrypting coded Nazi messages and hastening the end of the Second World War. Speaking at the film’s launch, Benedict described what attracted him to the role, saying: “I liked how uncompromising he is and that’s a strong trait in strong characters, they always have that attraction for me. I’ve also played stupid people as well - if anyone out there’s got some more stupid roles for me, great, bring it on.” He went on: “It’s a great honour to be asked to play someone like Alan Turing, so the last thing I want to do is go, ‘Well, it’s a bit like Sherlock, isn’t it’. And it’s not, it’s really not, and you can’t begin to fathom what a character is if you start categorising them as having similarities to other characters.–BTG