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A Royal Scandal (1997)

Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick.

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Sheree Folkson

Writer:

Stanley Price
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard E. Grant ... George, prince of Wales
Susan Lynch ... Caroline of Brunswick
Michael Kitchen ... Lord Malmesbury
Denis Lawson ... Henry Brougham
Frances Barber ... Lady Jersey
Oliver Ford Davies ... Lord Liverpool
Ian Richardson ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Ackroyd Timothy Ackroyd ... Gentleman
George Antoni George Antoni ... Teodoro Majocchi (as George Yiasoumi)
John Arnatt ... Archbishop
John Bardon ... William Cole
Stephen Boxer ... Lord Hood
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ... Rastelli
Richard Dixon ... Gentleman
Amanda Elwes ... Lady Charlotte Douglas
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Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Intriguing and enthralling TV movie based on actual events
20 January 2000 | by Owen L.See all my reviews

"A Royal Scandal" is an interesting TV movie that recreates the 19th century marriage and subsequent marital problems of King George and his wife Princess Caroline of Brunswick. The whole saga has many interesting similarities to that of the Charles/Diana affair but is significant in the fact that it occurred in the 19th century when traditional values and the notion of the "sanctity of marriage" prevailed.

Ian Richardson is an excellent narrator with the right tone of voice to narrate such a tale. Richard E. Grant gives an outstanding performance in his role as King George and Susan Lynch also gives us an outstanding and convincing performance as Princess Caroline of Brunswick. In fact all the actors and actresses in this TV movie are outstanding and their convincing performances are to be commended.

I found "A Royal Scandal" intriguing and enthralling and historically accurate. It draws upon personal correspondence and diaries that were kept at the time to help make the story complete. I would certainly label this as recommended viewing for anyone interested in watching a production that draws upon both real history and good cast members


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