Hugh Grant to talk about 'Scandal' drama

Hugh Grant to talk about 'Scandal' drama
Hugh Grant to talk about 'Scandal' drama
Image caption Hugh Grant was much prasied for his role in A Very English Scandal

The BBC drama A Very English Scandal is to feature at the Edinburgh Television Festival next month.

Actor Hugh Grant, who played Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe in the series, will take part in a masterclass along with writer Russell T Davies.

Director Stephen Frears, producer Dan Winch and executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins, will also participate.

The production was Grant's first television role in over a decade.

Adapted from John Preston's novel, A Very English Scandal tells the true story of Thorpe and how he stood trial for conspiracy to murder his former lover Norman Scott.

Advisory chair of the festival 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."

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