FIRST LOOK Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama

Channel 4 has released 13 first look images from their two-part dramatisation of the 2022 High Court battle that gripped the UK and was reported on around the world.


In October, it was announced that Chanel Cresswell would be taking on the role of Coleen Rooney, starring opposite Natalia Tena as fellow WAG, Rebekah Vardy. With Dion Lloyd playing Wayne Rooney and Marci Nagyszokolyai as Jamie Vardy.


Lauded for his talent for playing real-life figures, Michael Sheen will play Coleen Rooney’s high-profile barrister David Sherborne and Simon Coury will play Rebekah’s barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC (now KC) who has famously represented a ‘who’s who’ of clients including King Charles III.

Dubbed the #WagathaChristie case when it first unfolded on social media in 2019, it was the audacious case about privacy that made headlines around the world.


The two-part film recreates the high drama, high stakes High Court defamation case that followed, a case that had a huge impact on the lives of the two women at its heart and catapulted the two sparring legal teams into the spotlight, where much like Rooney and Vardy, their every move in the courtroom was dissected and scrutinised in the press.


Created from the real court transcripts, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama promises to bring viewers all of the incredible and unbelievable moments from a case that kept the public and media gripped.



Written by Chris Atkins and directed by Oonagh Kearney, the two-part drama will be executive produced by Tom Popay for Chalkboard.

Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will air in December on Channel 4