Helen Mirren wants The Crown writer Peter Morgan to take on Donald Trump in new drama series

Is this a Royal Command?

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Peter Morgan, the feted writer of Netflix’s The Crown, has brought everyone from Tony Blair, Richard Nixon, Brian Clough and James Hunt to the screen.

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But who should he tackle next?

Helen Mirren wants him to go inside the White House. As she awarded Morgan with a BFI Fellowship at a starry dinner last week, Mirren declared, “When you’ve finished with the Queen of England, you ought to do the orangey-faced fellow.” 

We take it she means that other bastion of selfless public service, President Donald Trump.

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Mirren, of course, played Morgan’s Monarch on stage in The Audience and in the movie The Queen, so we’ll take that as a very firm Royal instruction…