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A Very English Scandal: Miniseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw impress in A Very English Scandal, an equally absorbing and appalling look at British politics and society.


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Beginning in the 1960s, Thorpe is the leader of the Liberal Party. He is hiding an affair with a man at a time when homosexuality is still illegal. When Scott threatens to reveal the affair, Thorpe decides upon a plan of action that eventually exposes the scandal.


Hugh Grant
as Jeremy Thorpe
Ben Whishaw
as Norman Scott
Alex Jennings
as Peter Bessell
David Bamber
as Lord Arran
Jason Watkins
as Emlyn Hooson
Patricia Hodge
as Ursula Thorpe

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (14)

Frears has long been a great actor for directors... Here, he brings the absolute best out of Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, who give riveting performances in the telling of one of the U.K.'s most shocking political scandals. This is a must-see.

July 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A Very English Scandal continues to swing back and forth... between madcap farce and historical tragedy.

July 3, 2018 | Full Review…

At its core, A Very English Scandal is a very dark and sad tale, but you might not really notice it at first, because it's so very fun to watch.

July 2, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Grant is a revelation.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

As a playground for Whishaw and Grant, A Very English Scandal soars.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A funny, sad, engaging winner.

June 28, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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