A movie which was filmed in a Bucks town could be set for Oscar success after winning a prestigious award at the weekend.
The Imitation Game, which was partly filmed in Chesham last September, won the People’s Choice Award at the 38th Toronto film festival on Sunday (Sep 14).
The prize is generally considered a key indicator of Oscar success. Since 2008, three best picture Oscar winners - 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire - also took top prize at Toronto.
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Bletchley Park cryptologist Alan Turing and Keira Knightley as fellow mathematician Joan Clarke, to whom Turing was engaged to.
Turing headed a team tasked to decipher Engima-encrypted German communications at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
The duo spent two days last September filming in Church Street and Lowndes Park, in Chesham, which were made-up to look like Bletchley during the Second World War.
Crowds of people gathered in Church Street and Lowndes Park last year to catch a glimpse of the Sherlock and Pirates of the Caribbean stars.
The film also stars Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance as Commander Denniston, Kick-Ass’ Mark Strong and Watchmen’s Matthew Goode.
The Imitation Game will premier in the UK on November 14 this year.