“The whole nation was loving it,” recalls Hugh Grant
of the real-life political intrigue that inspired “A Very English Scandal
.” Grant, who was a teenager at the time the events were unfolding in 1979, remembers it being a “fabulous comedy-drama unfolding in front of us. It had this brilliant sort of ‘Monty Python’ aspect to it because it was really about the absurdity of the British establishment.” Powerful men “ran the country, and if they got into trouble, they backed each other up and hushed up their scandals.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Grant above or listen to the audio version below.
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limited series recounts the shocking true story of British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe
(Grant), who was accused of a conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover, Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw
). It was directed by Stephen Frears