Sue Perkins to host a masterclass this August with the cast and crew of BBC One's A Very English Scandal including Hugh Grant who played Jeremy Thorpe.
Hugh Grant will talk about his first appearance in a television programme in over a decade and discuss what drew him to this iconic role alongside writer Russell T Davies, director Stephen Frears, producer, Dan Winch and executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins.
Adapted from John Preston’s novel, A Very English Scandal is the shocking true story of Jeremy Thorpe, the former Liberal Party leader who stood trial for conspiracy to murder his secret ex-lover Norman Scott.
The three-part drama starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw debuted on BBC One to widespread critical acclaim, and has just been made available to watch in America thanks to Amazon Prime.
This exciting masterclass will delve into the sensational adaptation, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and challenges involved in bringing this sensitive true-life story to the screen.
Advisory Chair, Phil Edgar-Jones said “A Very English Scandal had millions gripped with its deft re-telling of one of the craziest political scandals to grace British politics. Brilliantly written by Russell T Davies, with delicately drawn characterisations from Ben Whishaw and Hugh Grant, the series has received incredible praise from both the UK and US media. If you haven’t bought your Edinburgh ticket already, this session is worth the admission price alone.”
Tickets to the festival can be purchased here.