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Aidan Gillen is the SPIT of Charlie Haughey in the new RTÉ drama

Uncanny.

WHAT BETTER WAY to stave off the ultimate Sunday night fear than with a drama about Charlie Haughey?

RTÉ has confirmed that the three part series will start at 9.30pm on Sunday 4 January… the night before most people return to work after the Christmas break.

It stars Aidan Gillen as Haughey and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as PJ Mara.

Check out Gillen’s Haughey stare:

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Charles Haughey PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

Gillen has said that his portrayal is not a “full on impersonation”, but we’re guessing that it’s pretty close. RTÉ has today released a trailer for the series:

RTÉ TV Promotions / YouTube

“There was something Shakespearean about Charlie’s lust for power”> 

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