‘Imitation Game’-Fueled Pardon Petition Heading To 10 Downing Street

February 16, 2015 8:23 PM

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‘Imitation Game’-Fueled Pardon Petition Heading To 10 Downing Street

The story within the story of The Weinstein Company’s Best Picture Oscar nominee The Imitation Game is the reality that soon after Alan Turing helped break the Nazi’s Enigma Code that brought an early end to World War II, he was convicted under the UK’s anti-gay laws. His sentence was expunged in 2013 after the law was repealed, but the awareness brought on by the movie has helped generate a call to pardon the estimated 49,000 men who also were sentenced.

Now a Change.org petition calling for the pardons is headed to Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street by week’s end, Deadline has learned. The petition, which has generated more than 342,000 signatures including from Hollywood heavyweights, will be delivered by Turing’s great niece Rachel...

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