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Kenneth Branagh Looks Eerily Good As Boris Johnson In New Sky Show

Kenneth Branagh Looks Eerily Good As Boris Johnson In New Sky Show
By Colman Stanley Updated

A new trailer for the upcoming series This England, about Boris Johnson's life as PM, has just been released.

The show, which is being released by Sky, will be available on Sky Atlantic and Now TV on September 21 in the UK and Ireland.

Irishman Branagh, fresh off the success of his oscar nominated 'Belfast', will star as the controversial Prime Minister as he tackles the difficulties of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenneth Branagh Transforms Into Boris Johnson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl8PolKlg5U

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The show is based off first-hand testimonies from insiders at no. 10 Downing Street, and is co-written and co-directed by Michael Winterbottom, who is known for such films as 24 Hour Party People and Welcome to Sarajevo.

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Ophelia Lovibond will star as Johnson's wife Carrie Symonds, Andrew Buchan will portray MP Matt Hancock, and the lesser known Simon Paisley Day will play the role of the infamous Dominic Cummings.

You can read the synopsis from Sky's website below.

This England will tell the tale of some of the most devastating events to ever befall the United Kingdom, and of a Prime Minister leading in these unprecedented times.

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"The drama will trace the impact on Britain from this once in a generation pandemic, and the response of scientists, nurses, and doctors as they worked tirelessly and heroically to contain and overcome the virus.

"It is based on the first-hand testimony of people from all walks of life; from Number 10 Downing Street, the Department of Health, The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), and from hospitals and care homes across the country."

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