‘Faded’ David Cameron left out of James Graham's Brexit drama

Written by Dods staff on 4 January 2019 in Diary
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It’s not been a great week for David Cameron.

The former Prime Minister made headlines on Thursday when it emerged he had been left off the most recent list of ex-MPs who are given special passes to access the Parliamentary estate.

According to the Daily Mail, his office expected parliamentary officials to get in touch when the pass needed renewing - but that hasn't happened, and he's not popped up on the latest list.

Now the man who led Britain from 2010 to 2016 has suffered the indignity of being omitted from a movie about the political turmoil that engulfed his premiership.

 

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War airs on Channel 4 on Monday, with stars including Benedict Cumberbatch as ex-Vote Leave campaign chief Dominic Cummings and Rory Kinnear as Cameron’s former spin doctor Sir Craig Oliver.

Other key characters making an appearance in the behind-the-scenes dramatisation of the battle for Brexit include Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Nigel Farage.

But writer James Graham has made it clear that the former PM will not be making the cut - because he's not "interesting" enough.

“The first draft, which I actually quite liked, included the Downing Street machine,” he said.

“But by the time we got to the end of that draft . . . even by then Cameron had slightly faded away into the distance as a character in British public life, in his shed.

“It became clear to me that Dominic was the most interesting character, because he’s the agent of change. So I went back and scrapped anything that wasn’t interesting.”

Ouch...

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