Hugh Grant to play MP Jeremy Thorpe in ‘A Very English Scandal’
The miniseries reunites Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw
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Hugh Grant has scored yet another leading role, this time in ‘A Very English Scandal’. Grant will play MP Jeremy Thorpe, a charming political figure who was surrounded by controversy. Grant will star alongside Ben Whishaw, who plays Thorpe’s gay lover, Norman Scott. The three-part mini series is written by Russell T. Davies, the mastermind behind ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Torchwood’. ‘The Queen’ director Stephen Frears will lead the BBC production.
Jeremy Thorpe was once a rising political figure with the Liberal Party. However, Thorpe was hiding a past affair with former model Norman Scott. Throw in a murder plot and a high profile trial and you have one hell of a political scandal and the makings of a TV show.
‘A Very English Scandal’ reunites Grand and Whishaw, who previously shared the screen in ‘Paddington 2’. The film was a smash hit, and even earned Grant a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. ‘A Very English Scandal’ is due to be released later this month.
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