Hugh Grant & Ben Whishaw Have ‘A Very English Scandal’ In BBC Miniseries

A Very English Scandal is a forthcoming BBC three-part television miniseries based on John Preston’s book of the same name. It’s a dramatization of the 1970s Jeremy Thorpe sex scandal in Britain.

Thorpe was a member of the British Parliament who was married but lived a secret gay life. He was tried and acquitted of conspiring to murder his former lover, Norman Scott.

Hugh Grant steps in to play Thorpe while Ben Whishaw tackles the role of Scott. Jonathan Hyde, Monica Dolan, Alex Jennings and Eve Myles also star. Check out the trailer below.

A Very English Scandal