Michael Sheen and Ruth Wilson to star in Prince Andrew Newsnight drama

Michael Sheen and Ruth Wilson to star in Prince Andrew Newsnight drama

Michael Sheen and Ruth Wilson are to headline BBC and Amazon’s A Very Royal Scandal, starring as Prince Andrew and Emily Maitlis.

In response to Selection, manufacturing is already below means and, in keeping with the official description will comply with “Emily Maitlis’s skilled and private journey as a Newsnight journalist, main as much as her acclaimed interview with Prince Andrew.”

The infamous 2019 interview noticed the prince confronted with intercourse trafficking allegations with Jeffrey Epstein and prompted him to step again from royal duties and pay a monetary settlement to his alleged sufferer, Virginia Giuffre, who was 17 on the time of the incident.

When requested why he would keep in the home of a convicted intercourse offender, Andrew referred to as it a “handy place to remain”. He added: “I admit totally my judgement was most likely colored by my tendency to be too honourable however that’s simply the best way it’s.”

The anthology drama has beforehand centered on different tabloid scandals involving Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant, and Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll in A Very British Scandal starring Claire Foy.

Sheen continues to star in Amazon’s fantasy present Good Omens alongside David Tennant and can be identified for roles in Frost/Nixon and The Queen. Wilson was final seen within the acclaimed TV drama The Lady within the Wall and can be identified for her function within the long-running sequence The Affair.

The sequence may also star Joanna Scanlan as Andrew’s former aide Amanda Thirsk and Alex Jennings as Sir Edward Younger. It is going to be directed by the British director Julian Jarrold whose credit embody Kinky Boots and White Tooth.

Final 12 months it was additionally introduced that the Prison Justice author Peter Moffat was set to show the interview into a movie referred to as Scoop. Earlier this 12 months it was confirmed to be hitting Netflix and can star Rufus Sewell and Gillian Anderson.

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