Kenneth Branagh’s Take On Boris Johnson Revealed In New Teaser Trailer

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Kenneth Branagh and Kenneth Branagh Playing Boris Johnson in 'This England'

Fresh off the back of the critically acclaimed Belfast of which he was producer and director, the talented Mr Kenneth Branagh will star as Boris Johnson in a new drama series ‘This England, due for release later this year.

Written and co-directed by Michael Winterbottom, the five-part dramatisation will highlight BOJO’s tumultuous opening months as British Prime Minister, while events in government will be interwoven with stories from around the UK.

Sky says: “The drama takes us inside the halls of power, as Johnson grapples with Covid-19, Brexit, and a controversial personal and political life.

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The teaser, released on Wednesday, opens with an exultant voiceover by Branagh, 61, as the prime minister, saying: “A new dawn is breaking, 2020 will be a year of prosperity.”