Gillian Anderson, Billie Piper, Rufus Sewell Board Netflix’s Prince Andrew ‘Newsnight’ Interview Film ‘Scoop’
Netflix has revealed it has cast Gillian Anderson to play former BBC news anchor Emily Maitlis in “Scoop,” a film about Prince Andrew’s disastrous “Newsnight” interview in 2019.The disgraced royal will be played by Rufus Sewell (“Old”) while Billie Piper (“I Hate Suzie”) and Keeley Hawes (“Stonehouse) join as TV producer Sam McAlister, who negotiated and secured the interview, and Andrew’s former private secretary Amanda Thirsk, respectively.“Scoop” is adapted from McAlister’s book “Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews,” in which she details what happened behind the scenes of the interview, which is widely credited as being the final nail in the coffin of Andrew’s public role.
Following its broadcast, in Nov.
2019, he was effectively banned from appearing at public events with the royals, stripped of many of his patronages and roles and forbidden from using the honorific “His Royal Highness.
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