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Video: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read one of Alan Turing’s letters

Posted at 1:00 pm, March 19, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment


As we announced earlier this week, Benedict Cumberbatch will be one of the performers at ‘Letters Live’, a week of shows in which celebrities will read out fascinating letters written by famous people, from Virginia Woolf to Mahatma Gandhi.

As well as reading – with ‘Sherlock’ co-star Louise Brealy – from love letters collection ‘Dear Bessie’, the ‘Batch will be reading a couple of epistles by Alan Turning, who he played in ‘The Imitation Game’.

Have a sneak peek in the special video clip above of him reading ‘Yours in distress’, his 1952 letter to Norman Routledge.

‘Letters Live’ is at Freemasons’ Hall, March 31–April 4. Find out more at letterslive.com and buy tickets here now. Or enter our competition to win tickets to ‘Letters Live’ and a stay in a Covent Garden Hotel.

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