FIRST LOOK: Benedict Cumberbatch As Persecuted Gay Hero Alan Turing

_TFJ0226.NEFCumberbitches are about to get a gay history lesson. Fans of the clear blue-eyed, sky high-cheekboned British thespian (and straight ally/gay wedding officiator) Benedict Cumberbatch are likely already aware of his upcoming film The Imitation Game, in which their fave actor stars as famed codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing, who was notoriously prosecuted for being homosexual, castrated and eventually committed suicide. An official Twitter page set up for the movie posted the first photo from the production to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s six-decades-late royal pardon of the heroic Brit, widely considered the father of modern computing. Keira Knightley costars in the film, which is expected to be released sometime in 2014.