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Kevin Spacey to take on Winston Churchill in new drama

Kevin Spacey to take on Winston Churchill in new drama

KEVIN SPACEY: Spacey is no stranger to political projects - he currently plays scheming Democrat Francis Underwood in the U.S. version of drama series "House of Cards." Photo: Associated Press/Jordan Strauss

Actor Kevin Spacey is preparing to swap American politics for the British parliament after signing on to star as former Prime
Minister Winston Churchill in a new movie.

The double Oscar winner will portray the U.K.’s great wartime leader in “Captain of the Gate,” an upcoming film which will document Churchill’s rise to power, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Spacey is no stranger to political projects – he currently plays scheming Democrat Francis Underwood in the U.S. version of drama series “House of Cards.”

Churchill, who was Britain’s Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 – and again from 1951 to 1955, has previously been portrayed on screen by Richard Burton, Simon Ward, and Albert Finney among others.

Timothy Spall played the Prime Minister in 2010’s “The King’s Speech.”

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