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Codebreaker (2011)

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TV Movie | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life, Turing visited a psychiatrist, Dr. Franz ...See moreThe highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life, Turing visited a psychiatrist, Dr. Franz Greenbaum, who tried to help him. Each therapy session in this drama documentary is based on real events. The conversations between Turing and Greenbaum explore the pivotal moments in his controversial life and examine the pressures that may have contributed to his early death. The film also includes the testimony of people who actually knew and remember Turing. Plus, this film features interviews with contemporary experts from the world of technology and high science including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. These contributors bring Turing's exciting impact up to the present day, explaining why, in many ways, modern technology has only just begun to explore the potential of Turing's ideas. Written by Patrick Sammon See less
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Writer
Craig Warner (dramatic reconstructions written by)
Composer
Edward White (original music by)
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Updated Nov 21, 2011

Release date
Oct 17, 2012 (United States)

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23 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Ed Stoppard
Alan Turing Alan Turing   See fewer
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Henry Goodman
Franz Greenbaum Franz Greenbaum   See fewer
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Paul McGann
Self - Narrator (voice) Self - Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Asa Briggs
Self - Codebreaker, Bletchley Park Self - Codebreaker, Bletchley Park   See fewer
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Jean Valentine
Self - WRNS and Bombe Operator, Bletchley Park Self - WRNS and Bombe Operator, Bletchley Park   See fewer
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David Leavitt
Self - Alan Turing's Biographer Self - Alan Turing's Biographer   See fewer
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Rolf Noskwith
Self - Codebreaker, Bletchley Park Self - Codebreaker, Bletchley Park   See fewer
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Dermot Turing
Self - Alan Turing's Nephew Self - Alan Turing's Nephew   See fewer
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Christopher Morcom
Self - Christopher Morcom's Nephew (as Christopher Morcom QC) Self - Christopher Morcom's Nephew (as Christopher Morcom QC)   See fewer
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Ian Stewart
Self - University of Warwick (as Professor Ian Stewart) Self - University of Warwick (as Professor Ian Stewart)   See fewer
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Martin Davis
Self - Author, 'Engines of Logic' (as Professor Martin Davis) Self - Author, 'Engines of Logic' (as Professor Martin Davis)   See fewer
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Matt Parker
Self - Queen Mary, University of London (as Dr Matt Parker) Self - Queen Mary, University of London (as Dr Matt Parker)   See fewer
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Steve Wozniak
Self - Co-Founder, Apple Self - Co-Founder, Apple   See fewer
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Alma Whitten
Self - Google (as Dr Alma Whitten) Self - Google (as Dr Alma Whitten)   See fewer
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Tony Sale
Self - National Museum of Computing Self - National Museum of Computing   See fewer
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Simon Schaffer
Self - University of Cambridge (as Professor Simon Schaffer) Self - University of Cambridge (as Professor Simon Schaffer)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Weeks
Self - London South Bank University (as Professor Jeffrey Weeks) Self - London South Bank University (as Professor Jeffrey Weeks)   See fewer
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Allan Pacey
Self - University of Sheffield (as Dr Allan Pacey) Self - University of Sheffield (as Dr Allan Pacey)   See fewer
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Maria Summerscale
Self - Franz Greenbaum's Daughter Self - Franz Greenbaum's Daughter   See fewer
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Barbara Maher
Self - Franz Greenbaum's Daughter Self - Franz Greenbaum's Daughter   See fewer
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Andrea Sella
Self - University College, London (as Professor Andrea Sella) Self - University College, London (as Professor Andrea Sella)   See fewer
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Joseph McCarthy
Self (as Joe McCarthy) (voice) (archive sound) Self (as Joe McCarthy) (voice) (archive sound)   See fewer
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Samuel West
Self - Narrator (voice) Self - Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 987 votes