This England trailer shows Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson in new clips

In a brand-new trailer for the Sky drama This England, Sir Kenneth Branagh can be seen fully transformed into Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The video was shared on social media on Thursday, and it is uncanny how much the Belfast man resembles the departing PM.

The six-episode series follows the impact on the country of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic during the PM’s first few months in the post.

The Sky original drama is set inside the halls of government and interwoven with stories from around the country.

The series also stars Broadchurch’s Andrew Buchan as disgraced MP Matt Hancock, Ophelia Lovibond as Carrie Johnson and Simon Paisley-Day as Dominic Cummings.

Originally titled This Sceptred Isle, the series is based on the first-hand testimony of people inside 10 Downing Street, the Department of Health, and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.

This England, co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, will launch on Sky Atlantic and the NOW streaming service on 21 September.

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