BBC One has announced the cast for new political drama The Trial of Christine Keeler, including James Norton and Emilia Fox.
Based on the notorious Profumo Affair in the 1960s, the series follows young model Christine Keeler (Sophie Cookson) who has an affair with politician John Profumo (Ben Miles)
Keeler is simultaneously accused of being involved with a Soviet naval officer and is, as a result, placed at the centre of a possible national security risk.
Also joining the cast is Ellie Bamber (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) and Anthony Welsh (Black Mirror).
“I’m delighted to be playing Christine Keeler in this new drama,” commented Sophie Cookson on her role.
“Amanda Coe has writen an illumination script about a vivid, complex woman who was previously, it seems, been reduced and misunderstood. Now feels like the perfect time to reconsider her life and redress the balance.”
James Norton added, “I’m delighted to be working with the BBC on this fantastic drama. The opportunity to play Stephen Ward alongside this stellar cast and crew is something I’m really looking forward to.”
The six-part drama is written by Amanda Coe (As if) and begins filming this month in Bristol.