Thursday, 8 November 2018
First look trailer for Brexit drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Channel 4’s timely and compelling behind-the-scenes drama about the Brexit referendum campaign, from award-winning writer James Graham.
Brexit: The Uncivil War follows the campaign from the perspective of the largely unknown strategists in both the leave and remain camps as they plot to gain advantage over each other, while dealing with politicians jostling for the limelight and controversial financial backers.
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange, Patrick Melrose) is Dominic Cummings, the lead strategist and Campaign Director of Vote Leave. Rory Kinnear (The Imitation Game, Skyfall) co-stars as Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron’s Director of Communications, overseeing the Remain campaign’s communications strategy.
At a time when explosive revelations about the mining of personal data and the corrosive effect of fake news and micro-targeted advertising through social media feeds are at the forefront of the news agenda, Brexit (w/t) explores how modern data-driven campaigning techniques contributed to one of the most unexpected, highly-charged and controversial decisions in modern political history.
Brexit: The Uncivil War is written by RTS and Olivier Award-winning writer James Graham (Quiz, Ink, Coalition), and is directed by the award winning Toby Haynes (Black Mirror, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Sherlock).