Behind the Scenes
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Simon Russell Beale, Actor
Simon Russell Beale

A preeminent English stage actor, Beale was made up to look like John Adams over seven decades of his life.

It's the most extraordinary story when you think about it.  They were making up a country.
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Behind the Scenes John & Abigail Adams American Experience PBS