Sir Ken is certainly growing in his new role as Boris! Kenneth Branagh Turns Into The Prime Minister Of TV Drama Series About Britain’s Response To Covid Called This Sceptred Isle
- Our exclusive photo show, Sir Ken, 60, has been completely transformed into Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the Sky Atlantic drama about the coronavirus response in the UK
- The series will air next year and has been criticized for fictional storylines
- Filming has been going on for three weeks in the UK for the five-part series
Sir Kenneth Branagh may be known for his weighty characters, but this could be his most substantial role to date.
As our exclusive photo shows, the theatrical knight has certainly matured into the role of Boris Johnson, sacrificing his waist to become his surprise doppelganger.
With his physical appearance, clothing, mannerisms and gait, all perfectly recreated, Sir Kenneth’s transformation into Prime Minister is all-consuming.
Sir Kenneth Branagh, 60, is being transformed for his role in the Sky Atlantic drama This Sceptred Isle
Sir Kenneth, 60, wore a navy blue quilted jacket, suit and tie and a tousled blonde wig to match the Prime Minister’s look when he filmed the Sky Atlantic drama This Sceptred Isle last week.
Our photo shows Sir Kenneth, as Boris, visiting locals in the flood-stricken town of Bewdley in Worcestershire last March. In reality, Boris was harassed by some who called him a ‘traitor’ while others posed with him for selfies.
The five-part series, directed by Michael Winterbottom, tells the story of how the 56-year-old Prime Minister tackled the Covid pandemic, including his own hospitalization with the virus, and charts his relationship with fiancé Carrie Symonds.
The photo (right) shows Sir Kenneth Branagh, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson, visiting locals in the flood-stricken Worcestershire town of Bewdley last March as part of the five-part series
Shooting for This Sceptred Isle, which has already been criticized for showing fictional storylines, has been going on for three weeks in various locations across the UK. It will be out of the blue next year.
Sir Kenneth’s transformation into a hunched and haunted Johnson is just his last physical makeover for a role.
He used a prosthetic nose to play William Shakespeare in All Is True and grew a dramatic mustache to portray Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s Death On The Nile.