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Brexit: The Uncivil War (HBO Sat 19 Jan 2019, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Kinnear)

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The result of the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 caused a political earthquake that laid waste to the normally stable British establishment and sent political tremors around the world.

Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Dominic Cummings, who spearheaded the Vote Leave campaign. Rory Kinnear plays Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications and head of the Remain campaign.

This provocative feature-length drama goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns. The tactics employed by Vote Leave during the data-driven campaign swayed a historically silent voting bloc that would ultimately decide the outcome of the referendum, as well as affecting future elections around the world.

production details
UK | HBO – BBC Studios – House Productions | 93 minutes | Broadcast Saturday 19 January 2019 at 9.00pm

Director: Toby Haynes
Script and Executive Producer: James Graham
Executive Producers: Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross
Producer: Lynn Horsford

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings
Rory Kinnear as Craig Oliver
John Heffernan as Matthew Elliott
Oliver Maltman as Michael Gove
Richard Goulding as Boris Johnson
Simon Paisley Day as Douglas Carswell
Lee Boardman as Arron Banks
Lucy Russell as Elizabeth Denham
Paul Ryan as Nigel Farage
Kyle Soller as Zack Massingham
Liz White as Mary Wakefield
Tim Steed as Daniel Hannan
Kate O’Flynn as Victoria Woodcock
Nicholas Day as John Mills
Tim McMullan as Bernard Jenkin
Richard Durden as Bill Cash
Gavin Spokes as Andrew Cooper
Ronak Patani as Leave Intern Ameet
Mary Antony as Leave Intern Katie
Neal Barry as Geoff
Sophie Stanton as Lyndsey
Henrietta Clemett as Lucy Thomas
Aden Gillett as Robert Mercer
Annabelle Dowler as Focus Group Facilitator
Gabriel Akuwudike as Robin
John Arthur as Roger
Rakie Ayola as Camilla
Jay Simpson as Steve
Heather Coombs as Sandra
Kiran Sonia Sawar as Shamara
Andrew Barclay as Breitbart TV Interviewer
Ian Morine as Boris Johnson Staff Member

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