Michael Winterbottom

Kenneth Branagh to play Boris Johnson in new drama This Sceptred Isle

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Written by filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People) and Kieron Quirke (Cuckoo), the five-part series will chart the first wave of the pandemic.

Tracing the UK government’s response, This Sceptred Isle will explore the impact the global pandemic had on Britain, and the man charged with leading the country through it.