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ON SCREEN: US Presidents
As Brendan Gleeson plays Donald Trump in The Comey Rule (9pm, Sky Atlantic), we look at other recent portrayals of real-life Presidents – and where you can see them… Frost/nixon (2008) Hyde Park On Hudson Frank Langella took (2012) Bill Murray was one of two leads in this Franklin D. Roosevelt in drama about disgraced this account of the ‘special Richard M. Nixon and relationship’ between his conversations with the US and the UK – and David Frost (Michael Sheen) in 1977. The actors between FDR and various had already played the roles on stage in the West women. Samuel West and Olivia Colman played End and on Broadway. Sky On Demand/now TV. George VI and his Queen. Rent on Amazon.
W. (2008) For his third film on Lincoln (2012) Daniel Day-lewis won his third Presidents, director Oliver Stone Oscar for his portrayal of doomed Abraham wanted Harrison Ford to play Lincoln during his final George W. Bush, but Josh Brolin four months in the Steven was cast instead. Brolin spent Spielberg biopic. Sally Field months studying W.’s voice and gained 25lbs in order to walk, and played him from age portray Mrs Lincoln more
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