KENNETH Branagh looks the spitting image of Boris Johnson in the first trailer for new Sky series This England.
In the 42-second teaser trailer, the actor – seen sporting a mop of blonde hair on his head – bore an absolutely uncanny likeness to the primo ministro.
Thanks to prosthetics and make-up, the 60-year-old was remarkably spot on with everything, even Johnson’s forward leaning walk.
The drama – a five-part series detailing Britain’s response to the coronavirus crisi – is due to be shown in the autumn.
The series will be directed by Michael Winterbottom, who will also co-write, while Tim Shipman, the political editor of The Sunday Times, will act as a consultant.
It will begin with Johnson’s appointment as PM before recounting from the first COVID cases in the UK.
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It will also detail Boris falling ill with the virus, as well as the arrival of his son, Wilfred.
Footage from near the start of the epidemic also shows Johnson attempting to downplay the severity of the outbreak or the need to take precautions when in public.
“I can tell you that I’m shaking hands continuously,” Egli ha detto.
“I was at a hospital the other night, where I think there were actually a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody.”
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Più recentemente, he played Hercule Poirot in a big budget adaptation of Murder On The Orient Express, which he also wrote and directed.
The follow-up film, Death On The Nile, has been pushed back from release due to the coronavirus pandemic and has yet to be given a release date.
This England is yet to be given a release date by Sky Atlantic.