A VERY British Scandal is the new three-part series coming to BBC One, that will focus on the drama-filled divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the 1960s.
The much anticipated series was written by Sarah Phelps who said she wanted it to be a tribute to the Duchess, as she "felt strongly that she'd been punished for being a woman, for being visible, for refusing to back down."
Who stars in the BBC One drama?
Claire Foy is Margaret Campbell(Duchess of Argyll)
Claire Foy is a 37-year-old English actor from Stockport.
The Emmy and Golden Globe winner is best known for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the first two series of The Crown, so she is no stranger to playing roles of historical significance.
She is also known for roles in The Girl in the Spider's Web, Wolf Hall and Unsane (the film shot entirely on an iPhone 7 Plus).
Her role in A Very British Scandal is Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll, who was a British socialite most remembered for her scandalous divorce from her second husband.
On playing the iconic Margaret, Foy said she is excited "to explore through this story, how often shame, judgement and controversy surrounds a woman’s sexuality."
Paul Bettany is Ian Campbell (11th Duke of Argyll)
Paul Bettany is a 50-year-old English actor from Harlesden, London.
Marvel fans will be excited by the announcement, as Bettany is best known for playing J.A.R.V.I.S/Vision in the Marvel cinematic universe films.
His role in the series is Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, who was the great-grandson of George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll.
In a statement Bettany said "I’m delighted to be working with the remarkable Claire Foy to tell the fascinating and scandalous story of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and their very complicated lives."
Who else will star in the drama?
Although it has not been revealed who will play who besides the Duke and Duchess, a cast list has been confirmed.
This includes Julia Davis, Phoebe Nicholls, Richard McCabe, Amanda Drew,Camilla Rutherford, Timothy Renouf, Sophia Myles, Sophie Ward, Tim Steed and Katherine Manners.
Joining them in the cast are Richard Goulding, Jonathan Aris, Oliver Chris, Nicholas Rowe and Miles Jupp.
When is A Very British Scandal on the BBC?
There is currently no official release date for A Very British Scandal however BBC have confirmed it will be 'coming soon' to BBC One and iPlayer.
Source: Read Full Article