Hugh Grant to play MP Jeremy Thorpe in ‘A Very English Scandal’

The miniseries reunites Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw

Hugh Grant to play MP Jeremy Thorpe in ‘A Very English Scandal’
Stars Insider

08/05/18 | StarsInsider

TV politics

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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