Brexit TV Show starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Channel 4

By Mason Mallett | 12 Dec 2018 at 1:37pm

Brexit is the topic everyone across the world is talking about. It has become so big that the term “Brexit” has been added to the Oxford dictionary and there will be a Brexit TV show which will star the renowned actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

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What will the Brexit TV Show be about?

Titled “Brexit: The Uncivil War”, the TV drama film will be based on the build-up to the 2016 referendum which split the country in half. In the lead-up British political parties campaigned hard, with the general public being flooded with information, false promises and propaganda. Media and news companies had so much power and revelled in the profits to be made.

The focus of the TV film will be on Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch) – a political strategist, advisor and campaign director for the “Vote Leave” campaign, as he tries to convince the general public to vote leave and exit from the European Union.

Brexit TV Series Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch is the biggest name to be announced for the TV show, but other cast members are also popular and you will definitely recognise from other hit series.

Rory Kinnear
You will probably recognise Rory from the later James Bond movies, or as the prime minister in the Black Mirror episode which involves a pig. Kinnear will be playing British news editor Craig Oliver.

John Heffernan
The Crown, Luther and Ripper Street are some series where you may recognise John Heffernan. In the Brexit TV film, he will be playing Matthew Elliott, a political strategist and lobbyist.

Liz White
Liz White is most known for the horror film The Woman in Black, but has been in a fair few series such as Ackley Bridge, Call the Midwife and Line of Duty. White will be playing a character called Mary Wakefield.

Lee Boardman
Boardman takes up the role, playing as British businessman and political donor Arron Banks. Boardman has featured in series such as Bancroft and Outlander.

Jay Simpson
Jay Simpson will join the cast playing a character called Steve.

Brexit TV Show Air Date and Channel

Brexit: The Uncivil War will air on Channel 4, Monday 7th January at 9pm.

Brexit TV Show Trailer


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