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Irish actor is set to play Donald Trump in new TV series

The award-winning actor will have a challenge on his hands

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Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is set to play the role of Donald Trump in a new TV mini-series.

The 64-year-old is set to star alongside Jeff Daniels in the adaptation of James Comey’s tell-all book.

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies And Leadership tells the story of how Trump fired FBI director James Comey in May 2017.

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The show’s screenwriter, Billy Ray, told US website Deadline: “It’s hard to imagine a bigger acting challenge than playing Donald Trump.”

“You have to have presence, and a singular kind of dynamism. You also have to have the courage and the will to play Trump’s psychology from the inside out,” he explained.

“Oh, and you have to be spectacularly talented and watchable. Not many actors check all those boxes. Brendan does. I’m ecstatic about this.”

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