‘The Loudest Voice’: The Cast vs. Their Real-Life Counterparts (PHOTOS)

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Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes

Crowe plays Ailes during the rise of Fox News through his fall as the CEO and death that followed shortly after. Like many of his costars, Crowe dons prosthetics in order to achieve a proper likeness to Ailes.

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Roger Ailes

Ailes was the Chairman and CEO of Fox News until 2016 when he resigned following multiple accusations of sexual harassment.


Sienna Miller as Elizabeth Ailes

Miller plays Ailes’ wife who was accomplished in her own right as a former NBC News executive.

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Elizabeth Ailes

The wife of Roger, Elizabeth Ailes worked in news herself as an executive at NBC in the ’90s.


Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson

Watts portrays the Fox News correspondent who began a movement of sorts when she accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment in 2016.

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Gretchen Carlson

The journalist and newswoman was co-host of Fox & Friends from 2005 until her departure in 2013 when she branched off to helm her own show The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. In 2016 she filed a sexual harassment claim against Ailes which prompted many other women at Fox to do the same.


Simon McBurney as Rupert Murdoch

McBurney plays NewsCorp founder Rupert Murdoch who later became acting CEO of Fox News following Roger Ailes’ resignation.

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Rupert Murdoch

The founder of NewsCorp was alongside Ailes as Fox News was founded and later became acting CEO in 2016.


Annabelle Wallis as Laurie Luhn

Wallis portrays Fox News employee Laurie Luhn who over her twenty year career with the news branch eventually became director of booking for the channel.

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Laurie Luhn

As director of booking at Fox News, Luhn worked alongside Ailes for more than 20 years. Luhn later accused Ailes of sexual harassment similar to Carlson.


Josh Stamberg as Bill Shine

Stamberg portrays Shine during his years with Fox News which saw him take on various roles including senior vice president of programming and co-president of Fox News.

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Bill Shine

As an executive at Fox News since the late ’90s, Bill Shine is included in the story. Shine served as co-president of Fox News for a short time and eventually left in 2017 after being forced out. He is now advising Donald Trump for the 2020 campaign season.


Mackenzie Astin as John Moody

Astin plays the Fox News executive throughout the limited series, as he worked alongside Ailes and Murdoch.

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John Moody

As a Fox News fixture, Moody served as executive editor and executive vice president of Fox News during his time there. The journalist left the company in 2018.

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Showtime is offering a different perspective on the Fox News story with the limited series The Loudest Voice.

Following founding CEO Roger Ailes’ rise and fall with the media outlet, The Loudest Voice spans years from 1995 through the end of his life. Pinpointing specific moments in time such as 9/11 and Barack Obama’s presidential win, the series gives viewers a glimpse into what made Fox such a force and the secret behind-the-scenes moments that later lead to Ailes’ resignation following sexual harassment allegations.

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Click through the gallery above to see how the stars of the show such as Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and more stack up against the real-life counterparts. Don’t miss the riveting docudrama when it premieres Sunday, June 30, on Showtime.

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