Hugh Grant plays by seksschandaal dismissed politician
Hugh Grant returns after a 25 year absence is back on British television. The actor will play the role of a politician to play in the drama A Very English Scandal about the British death politician Jeremy Thorpe,.
Thorpe is the former leader of the British Liberals, who fell by a seksschandaal and murder case. This made the BBC Monday known.
Hugh Grant goes into the series again to collaborate with director Stephen Frears. The two know each other from the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, for which Hugh Grant last year, was nominated for a Golden Globe for best male supporting role.
In the three-part series A Very English Scandal will Grant the leading role of Jeremy Thorpe. The popular politician, came in 1976 in the straits, when the former model Norman Scott stated that in the sixties he was a homosexual relationship with Thorpe had had.
The liberal said that, but he had resigned as party leader. Homosexual acts were until the sixties punishable in Great Britain.
Three years later, he was sued because he made a killing Scott would have planned to put him to silence. He was acquitted, just as three fellow suspects. The massive publicity surrounding the case resulted in a premature end of his political career. Thorpe died in december 2014 at the age of 85.
The series ‘ A Very English Scandal, which is based on the book by British journalist John Preston, is broadcast on BBC One.
“Hugh is one of our most iconic British actors; sharp, witty, human, and nuanced. That he is one of the most controversial figures in British politics are going to play is very exciting”, says the producer.
When the series to see is it is not yet clear.