‘A Very British Scandal’ Trailer: Claire Foy & Paul Bettany Face a Scandalous Divorce in True Story Mini-Series


The trailer has been released for BBC1/Amazon Prime mini-series A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duchess and Duke of Argyll, respectively.

The mini-series follows the events surrounding the much publicised and highly scandalised divorce of Ethel Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, and Ian Douglas Campbell, Duke of Argyll, in 1963. It was a messy fallout between the high-profile individuals, with the Duke suspecting the Duchess of cheating and even breaking into her cupboard in their home and uncovering photographs of her and other men. These photographs were produced during the divorce hearings.

The three episodes were written by Sarah Phelps (Dublin Murders, Ordeal by Innocence) and directed by Anne Sewitsky, whose credits include an episode of Black Mirror and two episodes of Castle Rock. This marks another Scandal-ous outing for Blueprint Pictures; the production company was also behind 2018’s Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw-starring mini-series A Very English Scandal, which told of how British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe was forced to stand trial in 1979 after being accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover. Foy is also among the executive producers here.

A Very British Scandal, also starring Richard McCabe (Poldark), Phoebe Nicholls (Fortitude), and Amanda Drew (The Trial of Christine Keeler), among others, will premiere on the BBC on December 26th and will hit Amazon Prime Video in 2022.


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