Ben Whishaw At The Centre Of A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL
Our wonderful BEN WHISHAW stars opposite Hugh Grant in the upcoming BBC One drama A Very English Scandal, coming to the BBC in May (exact date still TBC).
The three-part series is an adaptation of John Preston’s novel centring on one of the biggest scandals in British politics, when British MP and leader of the Liberal party Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) was tried and acquitted of plotting to murder his former lover and subsequent accuser Norman Scott (played by Ben).
Scott had been threatening to expose his relationship with Thorpe at a time not long after homosexuality had been decriminalised in Britain. Desperate to conceal his secret in order to keep his political career intact, Thorpe set in motion a plan of deception and lies that ultimately culminated in his arrest for conspiracy to murder.
“The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed society forever,” a BBC synopsis reads, “illuminating the darkest secrets of the Establishment.”
HH client SHYKO AMOS also appears in the show, playing Bronte Bisama. Monica Dolan stars as Thorpe’s wife Marion and completing the cast are Alex Jennings, Jonathan Hyde, David Napely, Eve Myles, Patricia Hodge, Jason Watkins, Adrian Scarborough, Michele Dotrice and Blake Harrison.
Bringing A Very English Scandal to the small screen are writer Russell T Davies and director Stephen Frears.
Look out for the show in the next few weeks, it's gonna brilliant!