A Very English Scandal – DVD Release News
A Very English Scandal is the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. It’s the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalized, and Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw), his vociferous ex-lover is around, Thorpe’s brilliant career is at risk, and eventually, Thorpe can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed politics forever as the British public discovered the darkest secrets of the Establishment and the lengths they’d go to conceal them.
The BBC’s critically acclaimed series adapted from John Preston’s book “A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment” also stars Alex Jennings (The Lady In The Van), Jonathan Hyde (TV’s “The Strain”, Breathe), David Bamber (TV’s “Pride and Prejudice”, “Gunpowder”), Patricia Hodge (TV’s “Miranda”), is written by Russell T Davies (TV’s “Dr Who”, “Queer As Folk”, “Cucumber”) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena, Dangerous Liaisons). It’s executive produced by Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin for Blueprint Television and Lucy Richer for the BBC and produced by Dan Winch.
A Very English Scandal, starring Hugh Grant (Paddington 2, Notting Hill) as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw (TV’s “London Spy”, Spectre) as his lover Norman Scott, is out on DVD on July 2nd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.