Netflix has released first look images from the upcoming drama Ladleinspired by Emily Maitley's infamous Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew.
The biographical drama sees Sexual education Star Gillian Anderson transforms into the journalist who sat down with the Duke of York for a televised chat about his relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and allegations of sexual assault on a minor.
Prince Andrew denied the allegations and settled the case with accuser Virginia Giuffre (who was 17 at the time of the alleged incidents) out of court in 2022 for £12m.
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Recently released stills from the film include a shot of Anderson as Maithlis, as well as one of The Diplomat Star Rufus Sewell with white hair to play Prince Andrew.
Billie Piper sits at a desk as former Newsnight producer Sam McAlister, whose book Ladlesmall: Behind the scenes of the BBC's most shocking interviews inspired the film.
Another picture shows CrossfireKeeley Hawes as Prince Andrew's former secretary Amanda Thirsk, surrounded by a photographer and a cinematographer as she enters a royal palace-like room.
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“Your first look Ladle. A new film inspired by the infamous Prince Andrew Newsnight interview. Starring Gillian Anderson, Keeley Hawes, Billie Piper and Rufus Sewell,” Netflix posted on Twitter/X today (February 5).
Directed by Philip Martin, written by Peter Moffat, Ladle also stars Anderson Sexual education co-starring Connor Swindells as Jae Donnelly, Atonement's Romola Garai as Esme Wren and The great oneCharity Wakefield as Princess Beatrice.
Paul Popplewell, Lia Williams and Theresa Godly star in supporting roles.
The same interview will be the subject of another adaptation coming soon to Prime Video.
TV series A very royal scandal is inspired by the same events, with Ruth Wilson and Michael Sheen in the roles of Maitlis and Prince Andrew.
Release date for Ladle has not yet been announced.
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