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Brendan Gleeson receives high praise for portrayal of Donald Trump in controversial TV drama

The actor's performance was described as 'magnificent'


Brendan Gleeson has received high praise for his portrayal of Donald Trump in a new controversial TV drama.

The Comey Rule aired on US TV on Sunday and Monday night, with the two-part series based on former FBI director James Comey’s tell-all memoir A Higher Loyalty.

The Irish actor starred as the US president, while Jeff Daniels took on the role of Comey – with Brendan’s portrayal receiving high praise on Twitter.

One viewer tweeted: “As I’ve tweeted before, everyone should watch The Comey Rule for Brendan Gleeson’s portrayal of dt. It’s wonderful and scary and a must watch.”

Showtime has labelled the miniseries as “an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation”.

“The Comey Rule is not a biopic of one man, but is instead the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.”

Variety previously reported that the first part of the miniseries will look at the earliest days of the Russia investigation, the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and their impact on the 2016 election.

The publication reported that part two is “a virtual day-by-day account of the tempestuous relationship between Comey and Trump and the intense and chaotic first months of the Trump presidency”.

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