The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019)
War & Politics
The minister, his mistress, and her lover the spy. The story of the woman at the centre of one of the 20th century's biggest scandals – which changed Britain forever.
James NortonStephen Ward
Ellie BamberMandy Rice-Davies
Ben MilesJohn Profumo
Emilia FoxValerie Profumo
Michael MaloneyLord Astor
Rosalind HalsteadBronwen Astor
Anthony WelshAloysius “Lucky” Gordon
Nathan Stewart-JarrettJohnny Edgecombe
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'Love triangle' model Christine Keeler is in hiding with the society doctor Stephen Ward, while War Minister John Profumo seeks the attention of the press.
The shooting at Wimpole Mews leads to press attention, and Christine decides to sell her story. A chill wind begins to blow for War Minister John Profumo.
Pressure mounts and Christine flees to Spain. Profumo orders Stephen Ward to intervene as her story nears publication.
Christine’s star rises, while Profumo has to face the music. As the powers that be come after Stephen Ward in retribution, friendships and loyalties are tested to the limit.
Stephen Ward is on trial at the Old Bailey. He trusts his friends in high places to help him, but will Christine's lie about Lucky Gordon be revealed in court?
Stephen's life hangs in the balance as his sentence is decided. Christine's lie about Lucky Gordon haunts her as she faces trial for perjury.