Today ITV have revealed a first Look at Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant their upcoming drama Quiz which recreates the famous shot of Tarrant arriving to give evidence a the Ingram trial.
Quiz will air on ITV in 2020 and tells the extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‘audacious heist’ on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was, the most popular game show on earth in 2001.
The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple choice questions posed to the Major by host, Chris Tarrant.
Today's new image recreates the famous shot of Tarrant arriving to give evidence a the Ingram trial at Southwark Crown Court in March 2003 which will be seen in the drama.
The cast include Matthew Macfadyen as Major Charles Ingram, Michael Sheen as TV presenter Chris Tarrant, Sian Clifford as Diana Ingram, Mark Bonnar as Celador Television Chairman Paul Smith, Helen McCrory as Sonia Woodley QC, Michael Jibson as Tecwen Whittock and Aisling Bea as ITV Entertainment Commissioner, Claudia Rosencrantz.
The three-part drama will be Directed by globally renowned director, Stephen Frears (A Very English Scandal) and written by playwright, James Graham (Brexit: An Uncivil War).
Quiz airs in 2020 on ITV