British actor Damian Lewis to play ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford
British actor Damian Lewis will playing Toronto's controversial former mayor Rob Ford in an upcoming film.
The Hollywood Reporter says the actor has been cast to play the mayor, who died in 2016, in a drama called Run This Town.
The 47-year-old Eton-educated actor is best known for his Emmy-winning role in television drama Homeland.
Lewis told Kit Magazine he has been fitted with a prosthetic to play the former mayor.
The fictionalised drama is being filmed in Ford's hometown of Toronto, Canada's most populous city.
Ford died at 46 after a fight with a rare cancer.
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