Oscar win for The Imitation Game

A wartime thriller that centres on the codebreakers of Bletchley Park has won the Oscar for adapted screenplay.

The Imitation Game, which was both set and filmed at Bletchley Park, tells the story of codecracking hero Alan Turing, played by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.

It was feted by the critics, and as well as proving a box office success also contributed to record visitors numbers at Bletchley Park.

The script was loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.

Writer Graham Moore said in his acceptance speech: “When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong – and now I’m standing here.

“So I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different or she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do.

“Stay weird, stay different, and then when it’s your turn and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along.”

Click here to read Ben Raza’s review of The Imitation Game from the exclusive screening which took place at Bletchley Park in November

> And click here to read​ ​about the Alan Turing biography being written by a former Milton Keynes mayor​​claims that the codebreaker was in fact a secret murder