Guess who this well known British TV actor hidden beneath heavy prosthetics is

With a gigantic jowl and incredibly thick next, this Hollywood star couldn’t look any more different from his normal self.

Beneath the prosthetics is a 47-year-old TV hunk who is known the world over for roles in action shows and for playing military characters.

Gone is his trademark red hair, and instead is a thinning blond crop, while his trim waistline has been expanded beyond all recognition.

The actor under the fat suit and heavy make-up is none other than British star Damian Lewis, who has been transformed for his latest role.

The Homeland star is playing late Canadian politician, Rob Ford, who was the Mayor of Toronto between 2010 and 2014, and died in 2016 following a fight with cancer.

Damian is playing the politician in a new film, titled Run This Town, and directed by actor-turned-director Ricky Tollman.

Rob caused controversy during his career as a politician in Canada as he was drawn into racism disputes, made ill-judged comments about AIDS, and was accused of smoking crack cocaine after video footage emerged purported to show him smoking the drug.

The film has provoked some controversy itself, as it is said to be loosely based on the expose, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, written by journalist Robyn Doolittle who exposed some of the scandals involving Rob Ford.

The writer has taken issue with the fax the film has cast Ben Platt in the leading role as a journalist looking to expose the politician.

"I’m glad they’re rewriting the fact that it was a female reporter who investigated Rob Ford. Why have a woman be a lead character when a man could do it? Ammaright,” Robyn wrote sarcastically on Twitter.

Ben hit back, tweeting: "I have the utmost respect for your accomplishments- I play a totally fictionalized character, an entitled, incapable entry-level reporter (my boss is played by Jennifer Ehle) at a fictional competing newspaper. The film alludes to the successful reporting from the Toronto Star."

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