United States President Donald Trump will be played by actor Brendan Gleeson in the CBS Studios upcoming miniseries based on former FBI director James Comey’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty.
Trump was a prominent feature of the 2018 memoir and the TV project is written by Billy Ray. Shooting is scheduled to begin in November.
A Higher Loyalty was released on April 2018 and the title is derived from President Trump’s reported desire for Comey’s loyalty. Comey’s appointment as FBI director was by Barack Obama in 2013. He was fired by Trump several months later.
Brendan Gleeson was born on March 29, 1955, and is an Irish actor and film director. In recognition of his acting work, he has received 3 IFTA Awards, 2 BIFA Awards, and an Emmy Award. He has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award and twice for a Golden Globe Award. His Emmy Award was in 2009 for his portrayal of past UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Gleeson’s two sons (Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson) are also actors. Harry Potter fans will remember him for playing the character of Alastor Moody in the popular fantasy franchise.