A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. Turing was also a homosexual in Britain at a time when this was illegal, besides being a security risk. Written by
Did You Know?
The New York production of "Breaking the Code" by Hugh Whitemore
opened at the Neil Simon Theater in New York on November 15, 1987 and ran for 169 performances. Derek Jacobi
was nominated for the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and recreated his stage role in this film production. See more
[giving friendly advice to Turing about his homosexuality which was regarded as illegal at the time
Dilwyn 'Dilly' Knox
I don't give a tuppenny damn whether you choose to go to bed with choirboys or cocker spaniels, but it would be wiser to keep your private life to yourself.