Benedict Cumberbatch waves to fans while filming The Imitation Game in London

King's Cross station played host to Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley - and their fans


Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley brought an extra burst of life to London’s King’s Cross station yesterday as they filmed scenes for their upcoming movie The Imitation Game. 


Eagle-eyed fans were lucky enough to grab snaps of the action among the 1940s-styled set, with Sherlock star Cumberbatch giving a wave to the crowds in between shots. 

Rather fittingly, given that King’s Cross is the fictional (and now sort of real) location of Harry Potter’s platform 9 3/4, Cumberbatch and Knightley were joined on set by a charming steam train, reminiscent of the Hogwarts Express. 

The Imitation Game is a biopic of Cumberbatch’s character Alan Turing, the mathematician and logician who helped break the Enigma code during the Second World War. Knightley plays the role of Joan Clarke, Turing’s love interest.

It’s believed filming could also take place in Bletchley Park, where Turing is said to have worked during the war, as well as in Buckinghamshire, Bicester Airfield in Oxfordshire and Chesham.

The Imitation Game is expected in cinemas early next year. 

Pictures courtesy of @bee_broken and Ian_WB_Lowe