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.”
Brendan Gleeson is absolutely worth his weight in gold #TheComeyRule
— Sarah Buckley (@Sarahgbeee) September 29, 2020
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. It really shows how crazy dt is!!!
— joeymaxlewis (@lindaplewis) September 29, 2020
If you can’t get enough of American politics watch The Comey Rule on Stan. Just binge watched! Jeff Daniels is sooo good as Comey and Brendan Gleeson pulls off Donald Trump, not as a parody but as a real character. And a reminder that American democracy is currently very fragile.
— Ms Grumpy Pants (@MsGrumpyPants) September 29, 2020
Watching part two of The Comey Rule. Brendan Gleeson is a fantastic actor!!
— Paul L Berriman 🎬 (@PaulBerriman9) September 29, 2020
Watched The Comey Rule. Made me squirm, Brendan Gleeson as Trump made me squirm: spot-on! He & the entire cast are outstanding. Jeff Daniels as Comey: no one could have been better. An honest look at the beginning of the Trump era and an era of corruption.
— Linda Roach (@Hoyden2727) September 29, 2020
Brendan gleeson played Trump tonight in the Comey rule he was just magnificent very theatrical he got the sniffles he got everything and more bravo
— christopher pennock (@ButtockPennock) September 29, 2020
Finished part two of #TheComeyRule. Brendan Gleeson’s Trump was pretty fantastic. This will hold up for a long while.
— Razing Arizona #Enough (@razingarizona) September 29, 2020
Wow…Brendan Gleeson as Trump is surreal. His performance is so believable. Bravo! #TheComeyRule
— .ramon. (@rrodriquezIII) September 29, 2020
— Jovanni Ortiz (@JovanniOrtiz) September 29, 2020
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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