A Very English Scandal (DVD)

A Very English Scandal (DVD)
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Critically acclaimed fact-based BBC drama, with Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal Party in the 1960s and 1970s.

It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has just been decriminalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he is desperate to hide.

Hugh Grant stars as Thorpe and Ben Whishaw as his ex-lover Norman Scott, in the fact-based drama.

Jeremy Thorpe has a secret affair with stable hand Norman Scott before homosexuality is decriminalised. As his political career takes off, he becomes determined to silence his resentful ex-lover.

Thorpe became the first British politician to be tried for conspiracy and incitement to murder charged over an assassination plot against Scott.

Directed by Stephen Frears and written by Russell T Davies.

What the Press Said:

"Hugh Grant has given a Bafta-worthy performance as Jeremy Thorpe" Independent

"Hugh Grant completes transformation from romantic lead to hypocritical rotter. FIVE STARS" Telegraph

"Its become tediously predictable to praise this drama but, as Thorpe, Hugh Grant really has proved hes getting better as hes getting older. FIVE STARS" The Times

"Hugh Grant has the time of his life as the former Liberal leader who faced trial for conspiracy to murder. Charming, sly, duplicitous, forthright, manipulative, sometimes by turns, sometimes all at once, he is never less than wholly convincing and compelling. FIVE STARS" Guardian

A Very English Scandal DVD Release Date 2nd July 2018
No. Discs 1 DVD
Cert 15

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