Wearing the appropriate facial hair and hair style of the time period, Trudeau was cast by the CBC to fill the roles after he was approached by CBC producer Lynn Graves, who thought Trudeau fit the role perfectly. "Not just in apperances, but in volatility as well, a factor in successfully portraying both Fawkes and Champlain." Graves remarked. Filming begins in January 2012 on location in Quebec City.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Justin Trudeau Cast To Play Both Samuel De Champlain And Guy Fawkes In Upcoming CBC Mini-Series
Ottawa - Liberal MP Justin Trudeau was recently selected to play two characters from history in an upcoming CBC mini-series based on events at the turn of the 17th century. Playing both Guy Fawkes and Samuel de Champlain in the television mini-series, Trudeau has recently been spotted in the media sporting his 17th century appearance for the roles. After a foul-mouthed outburst in Parliament, Trudeau hopes to further his Guy Fawkes persona by taking on the role of the 17th century conspirator to topple the English government in 1605. Trudeau will also play the famous explorer and cartographer Samuel de Champlain.