The real life UK political sex scandal of the 60s is now a six-part BBC1 drama series. Slightly worrying is the casting of actors from Netflix’s The Crown, giving a sense of deja vu, especially since the early 60’s period setting virtually the same.
Ben Miles – Lord Profumo in Trial, Peter Townsend in The Crown
Anton Lesser – Michael Eaddowes in Trial, PM Harold MacMillan in The Crown
Michael Maloney – Bill Astor in Trial, PM Ted Heath in The Crown
Sam Crane – Harry in Trial, Patrick Plunket in The Crown
Seems somewhat distracting, especially given the prominence of the roles played by Miles, Lesser and Maloney, no?