'Love/Hate's' Fran will portray David Drumm in drama
Published 11/07/2014 | 02:30
ACTOR Peter Coonan, who plays toothless criminal 'Fran-the-Man' in 'Love/Hate', is to star as Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm in TV3's new drama 'The Guarantee'.
Written by Colin Murphy, the brother of actor Killian Scott, the drama takes place on the night of September 29, 2008, when the government decided to guarantee Ireland's banks to the tune of €440bn.
Based on official documents and off-the-record interviews, the film will reconstruct Ireland's banking boom and bust – as it was seen from inside the corridors of power.
According to the film's director Ian Power, the first half of the drama is a "tale of hubris".
The second half shows the key players as they watch the global banking system buckle and the Irish economy begin to collapse.