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Justin Theroux films as G. Gordon Liddy with Domhnall Gleeson for The White House Plumbers

The infamous Watergate scandal is getting the television treatment.

A mustached Justin Theroux, 49, was spotted on the set of The White House Plumbers alongside co-star Domhnall Gleeson, 38, while shooting in Albany on Tuesday.

Theroux plays former FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy in the upcoming five-part HBO miniseries set during the controversial Nixon administration from 1972-1974. 

Watergate: A mustached Justin Theroux, 49, was spotted on the set of The White House Plumbers alongside co-star Domhnall Gleeson, 38, while shooting in Albany on Tuesday

Sporting a charcoal grey pinstripe suit, white button-up and loudly patterned burgundy, black and white tie, Justin transformed into Liddy.

Rocking some aviator sunglasses and the disgraced FBI agent’s signature thick mustache, Theroux filmed a scene in upstate New York.

He and Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson were seen walking down a sidewalk in intense conversation flanked by cameras and crew members all trying to get the perfect shot.

The ginger-haired Harry Potter star was dressed in a slate grey pair of suit slacks and a matching vest worn over a pale blue button up.

Infamous: Theroux plays former FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy in the upcoming five-part HBO miniseries set during the controversial Nixon administration from 1972-1974

Infamous: Theroux plays former FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy in the upcoming five-part HBO miniseries set during the controversial Nixon administration from 1972-1974

On set: He and Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson were seen walking down a sidewalk in intense conversation flanked by cameras and crew members all trying to get the perfect shot

On set: He and Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson were seen walking down a sidewalk in intense conversation flanked by cameras and crew members all trying to get the perfect shot

Gleeson is playing former White House Counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, who was involved in the Watergate coverup. 

The White House Plumbers stars Theroux alongside Cheers vet Woody Harrelson as E. Howard Hunt.

The two actors seem to be getting on like wildfire in their roles and, despite the fact that he wasn’t filming, Harrelson was seen stopping by the set in his sweatpants to catch up with Justin. 

During a break from filming, Justin – still dressed in his 1970s duds – sat on the sidewalk with his beloved pit bull Kuma and yucked it up with Woody. 

Scandal: Gleeson is playing former White House Counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, who was involved in the Watergate coverup

Scandal: Gleeson is playing former White House Counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, who was involved in the Watergate coverup

Iconic: Rocking some aviator sunglasses and the disgraced FBI agent's signature thick mustache, Theroux filmed a scene in upstate New York

Iconic: Rocking some aviator sunglasses and the disgraced FBI agent’s signature thick mustache, Theroux filmed a scene in upstate New York

The Whitehouse Plumbers will revisit the infamous 1972 Watergate scandal. 

The project hails from the executive producers of Veep and is based on public records in addition to the book Integrity by Egil ‘Bud’ Krogh and Matthew Krogh.  

E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy plotted the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington, D.C..  

They were instrumental in the toppling of US President Richard Nixon despite working tirelessly to protect the administration at any cost.

Stars: The White House Plumbers stars Theroux alongside Cheers vet Woody Harrelson as E. Howard Hunt

Stars: The White House Plumbers stars Theroux alongside Cheers vet Woody Harrelson as E. Howard Hunt

BFFs: The two actors seem to be getting on like wildfire in their roles and, despite the fact that he wasn't filming, Harrelson was seen stopping by the set in his sweatpants to catch up with Justin

BFFs: The two actors seem to be getting on like wildfire in their roles and, despite the fact that he wasn’t filming, Harrelson was seen stopping by the set in his sweatpants to catch up with Justin

Crime: E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy plotted the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington, D.C.

Crime: E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy plotted the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington, D.C.

Both members of the ‘White House Plumbers’ — a special investigations unit created to stop the leak of classified information such as the Pentagon Papers to the media — the duo organized a break in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

Liddy and Hunt were convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and illegal wiretapping after their operatives were arrested in the DNC headquarters in 1972 — what was dubbed the Watergate scandal. 

Liddy refused to testify to the Senate committee investigating the scandal and served nearly 52 months in prison, whereas Hunt spent 33 months in prison.

History: White House Plumbers were a special investigations unit created to stop the leak of classified information such as the Pentagon Papers to the media

History: White House Plumbers were a special investigations unit created to stop the leak of classified information such as the Pentagon Papers to the media

Game of Thrones actress Lena Heady will take on the role of Hunt’s wife Dorothy in the series.  

Gleeson’s John Dean, meanwhile, pleaded guilty to a felony in connection with the coverup and turned key witness for the prosecution.

He served a reduced sentence at a facility in Maryland and was disbarred.  

The star studded cast also features Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Ike Barinholtz (The Oath) and John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac).

Nixon: The HBO miniseries will cover the events leading to the disastrous end to Richard Nixon's presidency

Nixon: The HBO miniseries will cover the events leading to the disastrous end to Richard Nixon’s presidency 


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