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Comic Jonny to play David Cameron

Comedian Jonny Sweet is to play David Cameron in a drama-documentary about the Conservative leader's early years.

A former Cambridge Footlights member, 24-year-old Sweet has appeared several times at the Edinburgh Fringe, most notably as part of the House Of Windsor sketch group. His one-man show, Mostly About Arthur, will be performed at the festival next month.

The More 4 show, When Boris Met Dave, will trace the roots of the current generation of Conservative Party leaders at Oxford University in the late Eighties. Christian Brassington, who has previously played Tony Blair in a drama about his student days, will portray London Mayor Boris Johnson.

While students, Mr Cameron and Mr Johnson were both members of the exclusive, all-male Bullingdon Club, known for raucous drinking and dining exploits.

Published: 28 Jul 2009

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