Filming begins on The Trial of Christine Keeler – James Norton added to cast

Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Emilia Fox and Ben Miles have been announced as leads in the novelist Amanda Coe’s six-part drama for The Trial Of Christine Keeler.

Sophie Cookson leads the cast in the role of Christine Keeler. James Norton stars opposite Cookson in the role of Stephen Ward together with Ellie Bamber as Mandy Rice-Davies. Ben Miles will play John Profumo and Emilia Fox stars as Valerie Profumo. Nathan Stewart-Jarrett plays Johnny Edgecombe and Anthony Welsh plays Aloysius “Lucky” Gordon.

Written by Bafta award-winning novelist and screenwriter Amanda Coe and directed by Andrea Harkin, The Trial Of Christine Keeler takes a fresh look at one of the most infamous British stories: the chain of events in the 1960s that came to be known as the Profumo Affair.

At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler (Cookson) – a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules.

The Trial Of Christine Keeler takes us behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times.

Filming began this week in Bristol.

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