A Very British Scandal First Look: Claire Foy and Paul Bettany Play the Duke and Duchess of Argyll

NS BBC Claire Foy and Paul Bettany have shared a first look at A Very British Scandal.

The pair would play the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the drama series about the couple’s high-profile divorce in the 1960s.

Foy will play Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, who was renowned for her charisma, beauty, and style, and who has morphed into the front pages of a divorce involving forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, covert recording, bribery, and an apparent allegation. dominated. Polaroid’s picture all over.

New roles: BBC shares first look at Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as Duke and Duchess of Argyll in upcoming drama A Very British Scandal

The Real Deal: The Duke and Duchess of Argyll's 1963 divorce included charges of forgery, theft, violence, drug abuse, secret recordings, bribery and an explicit Polaroid photograph (the couple pictured in 1951 shortly before their engagement) it was done)

The Real Deal: The Duke and Duchess of Argyll’s 1963 divorce included charges of forgery, theft, violence, drug abuse, secret recordings, bribery and an explicit Polaroid photograph (the couple pictured in 1951 shortly before their engagement) it was done)

A Very British Scandal will explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain and attitudes towards women to see whether institutional malpractices were widespread at the time.

The show will be produced by the team behind the BBC’s A Very English Scandal, which starred Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw as politician Jeremy Thorpe and his boyfriend Norman Scott.

The first images from the play show Foy in an autumnal setting, while wearing a classic red lip and finger-wave hairstyle, and a black winter coat with thick fur trim along with a hat, gloves and tartan scarf.

Glamorous: Foy is seen in an autumn setting while sporting a classic red lip and finger-wave hairstyle, and wearing a black winter coat with thick fur trim, along with a hat, gloves and tartan scarf.

Glamorous: Foy is seen in an autumn setting while sporting a classic red lip and finger-wave hairstyle, and wearing a black winter coat with thick fur trim, along with a hat, gloves and tartan scarf.

High Spirits: Another depicts the decadent lifestyle of the character as the actress can be seen at a lavish event, laughing while wearing a sumptuous evening dress while holding a glass of a coupe.

High Spirits: Another depicts the decadent lifestyle of the character as the actress can be seen at a lavish event, laughing while wearing a sumptuous evening dress while holding a glass of a coupe.

Authentic: Claire Foy in action as the Duchess of Argyll...

...and the real-life Duchess with her husband at a German Embassy reception at the Tate Gallery in London

Authentic: Claire Foy in action as the Duchess of Argyll (L) and the real-life Duchess with her husband at a German embassy reception at London’s Tate Gallery (R)

I do: The Duke and Duchess of Argyll after their wedding at Caxton Hall in London on March 23, 1951

I do: The Duke and Duchess of Argyll after their wedding at Caxton Hall in London on March 23, 1951

The Good Life: Bettany and Foy are pictured cruising in a gorgeous speedboat from the upcoming series

The Good Life: Bettany and Foy are pictured cruising in a gorgeous speedboat from the upcoming series

Another depicts the decadent lifestyle of the character as the actress can be seen laughing at a grand event holding a glass of a coupe, wearing a glittering evening dress, pearl necklace and white gloves.

Foy can also be seen on the court in a crisp gray suit with a matching hat and his signature pearl necklace.

The 37-year-old actress previously played the young Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of the Netflix series The Crown, which won her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2018.

Stylish: Foy can also be seen on the court in a crisp gray suit with a matching hat and his signature pearl necklace

Stylish: Foy can also be seen on the court in a crisp gray suit with a matching hat and his signature pearl necklace

Success: The show will be produced by the team behind BBC's A Very English Scandal, which starred Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw as politician Jeremy Thorpe and his boyfriend Norman Scott.

Success: The show will be produced by the team behind BBC’s A Very English Scandal, which starred Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw as politician Jeremy Thorpe and his boyfriend Norman Scott.

Thematic: The new show will explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain and attitudes towards women to ask whether institutional maltreatment was widespread at the time

Thematic: The new show will explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain and attitudes towards women to ask whether institutional maltreatment was widespread at the time

She is joined by Bettany, who starred as Vision in WandaVision and Avengers: Infinity War, who will play her husband Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, while Gavin & Stacey star Julia Davis as Maureen, Dufferin and Ava’s Marchionnese. Will play the role of

The cast also includes Amanda Drew, Richard McCabe, Phoebe Nichols, Camilla Rutherford, Timothy Renoff, Sophia Miles, Sophie Ward and Tim Stead.

Katherine Manners, Richard Golding, Jonathan Aris, Oliver Criss, Nicholas Rowe and Miles Jupp will also star.

The three-part series will be written by Sarah Phelps, who previously wrote The Pale Horse, and There Were No and Dublin Murders, and was directed by Norwegian filmmaker Anne Sveitsky.

The series will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Old Time: The Duke and Duchess of Argyll attend the Palace Theater in happy hour at the Palace Theater

Old Time: The Duke and Duchess of Argyll attend the Palace Theater in happy hour at the Palace Theater

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