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The Loudest Voice 

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Seven-part limited series about Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News. It focuses on the past decade which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, and the sexual harassment accusations that brought his career to an end.
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Series cast summary:
Russell Crowe ...  Roger Ailes 7 episodes, 2019
Sienna Miller ...  Beth Ailes 7 episodes, 2019
Seth MacFarlane ...  Brian Lewis 7 episodes, 2019
Annabelle Wallis ...  Laurie Luhn 7 episodes, 2019
Simon McBurney ...  Rupert Murdoch 7 episodes, 2019
Aleksa Palladino ...  Judy Laterza 7 episodes, 2019
Naomi Watts ...  Gretchen Carlson 7 episodes, 2019
Josh Stamberg ...  Bill Shine 7 episodes, 2019
Rod McLachlan ...  Jimmy Gildea 5 episodes, 2019
Mackenzie Astin ...  John Moody 5 episodes, 2019
Susan Pourfar ...  Dianne Brandi 5 episodes, 2019
Lucy Owen ...  Suzanne Scott 5 episodes, 2019
Jenna Leigh Green ...  Irena Briganti 4 episodes, 2019
John Harrington Bland ...  Peter Johnson Jr. 4 episodes, 2019
Vincent Tumeo ...  FOX Boardroom Executive 4 episodes, 2019
Barry Watson ...  Lachlan Murdoch 3 episodes, 2019
Patch Darragh ...  Sean Hannity 3 episodes, 2019
Taylor Louderman ...  Carrie 3 episodes, 2019
David Whalen ...  Steve Doocy 3 episodes, 2019
Josh Charles ...  Casey Close 3 episodes, 2019
Dennis Staroselsky ...  Brian Kilmeade 3 episodes, 2019
Madison Cruz Madison Cruz ...  Mercedes 3 episodes, 2019
Meredith Holzman ...  Fox Exec #2 / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Onika Day ...  Vanessa 3 episodes, 2019
Guy Boyd ...  Chet Collier 2 episodes, 2019
Emory Cohen ...  Joe Lindsley 2 episodes, 2019
Jessica Hecht ...  Nancy Erika Smith 2 episodes, 2019
Timothy Busfield ...  Neil Mullin 2 episodes, 2019
David Cromer ...  David Axelrod 2 episodes, 2019
Josh Helman ...  James Murdoch 2 episodes, 2019
Nicholas J. Coleman ...  FOX Anchor 2 episodes, 2019
Eason Rytter ...  Zac Ailes / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Shaotian Cai ...  Crew Member 2 episodes, 2019
Brady Jenness ...  Zac / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Mark Lehneman ...  Newsroom Reporter 2 episodes, 2019
Sammy Peralta ...  Mike 2 episodes, 2019


This seven-part limited series from the bestselling book is about Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican party, one must understand Ailes. Focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the party's de facto leader, the series also touches on defining events in Ailes' life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to his political career, and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Written by SHOWTIME

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29 July 2019 | by annlevtexSee all my reviews

Some are complaining that this is one-sided and "Anti-Fox." Well, for one, it is more about Ailes than about Fox. It follows his individual journey, which is mostly entangled in his creation of the Fox News division, but which also includes some.....messy personal stuff. Crowe immerses himself in the role as he always has, pulling off a great performance. The supporting cast is excellent, and Seth McFarland is wonderful to see in a dramatic (and slightly comedic, of course) role. Annabelle Wallis, to whom I never warmed at all in "Peaky Blinders," is very good in a strong supporting role. The other female cast members do a great job, even if Sienna Miller's role as Ailes' GF and future wife seems to make a sudden heel-turn, I later feel it was inevitable. They do a great job immersing us in the day-to-day chaos of the news cycle that the network is trying to dominate and conquer. I love the intensity of Ailes' interest in (as in obsession with ) Obama and his administration, and the delve into the rather grim childhood that he wrongly nostaligizes. They lay the groundwork for the Trumpism-to-come quite well, and I can say this even though I am not quite done with the series. One feels for and yet wants to shake those in his orbit or question and doubt him but cannot quite resist his toxic but compelling force. It depicts a moment that became a movement.....a. very unfortunate one.

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