By now, you've all seen that photo of Pierce Brosnan looking SUSPICIOUSLY like Gerry Adams.
Naturally, this prompted all sorts of comparisons between the two and, y'know, it's not without reason because the two look identical. So, sure enough, we couldn't just have the one so we went out and casted some of the most well-known (ones we could remember) politicians in Ireland in a fictional HBO / Netflix-style drama. The title we're working with at the moment is Dáilers. So, here goes:
ENDA KENNY / Mark Rylance
Completely able to disappear into a role and assume any shape or form he desires, Mark Rylance could easily take on the Mayo accent and become Enda Kenny. All he needs is a cupla focal as Gaelige and he's set.
MICHAEL NOONAN / Dakin Matthews
Veteran character actor Dakin Matthews is the perfect choice to play Finance Minister Michael Noonan. Just give him that deathly quiet voice and he's good to go.
MICHEAL MARTIN / Michael Kelly
Lessen Michael Kelly's eyebrows somewhat and you've got Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin to a tee.
MICHAEL D. HIGGINS / Ian Holm
In fairness, he DID play Frodo Baggins and we're still not entirely certain that Michael D. Higgins is actually from The Shire.
MICK WALLACE / David Morse
Specifically David Morse's wig and beard combination in True Detective's second season. Throw in a bright pink shirt and a Wexford accent for good measure.
CLARE DALY / Carrie Preston
That red hair's too distinctive to be played by anyone else but Crazy Lawyer from The Good Wife.
LUCINDA CREIGHTON / Judy Greer
SAY GOODBYE TO THESE SPRING BREAK WOOOO
LEO VARADKAR / Dean Cain
Dean Cain, believe it or not, is actually really active in politics and supports Donald Trump. Ew.
WILLIE O'DEA - Tom Selleck
Yes, we're being generous here. VERY generous.