Andrew must be hoping the world forgets his car crash interview with Emily Maitlis, but unfortunately for the Duke of York, it’s been made into a movie.
Netflix published Sam McAlister’s book Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews.
Rufus Sewell plays the flaming duke who is interrogated by former Newsnight host played by Gillian Anderson, and also stars Billie Piper and Keeley Hawes.
Hugh Grant was initially attached to the role, much to the actor’s reported surprise, before M. Night Shyamalan’s new release, The Old, was announced.
Netflix hasn’t confirmed when the scoop will hit screens, or if it will hit limited theaters like some films do.
What did you learn from the interviews?
The Prince Andrew and Epstein scandal aired as a Newsnight special in November 2019.
The Duke was facing increased press scrutiny over his friendship with then-convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Queen’s second son was plagued by allegations from Virginia Giuffre who said he had sex with her three times while he was part of a group of people around Epstein.
In an interview, Andrew explained how he met Epstein through his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, a US financier, in the late 1990s, and said he did not regret meeting him. and debunked her account that he touched her with his sweaty hands in a London nightclub because he had lost the ability to sweat due to an adrenaline overdose. said he spent three days at Epstein’s apartment in New York in 2010 after becoming widely known. He said the purpose of his visit was to cut ties with Epstein.
Once the interview was over, the Duke of York, apparently satisfied with the interview, offered to show the Maitlis around Buckingham Palace. Meanwhile, the prince’s lack of remorse was picked up by viewers.
He was stripped of his royal duties and became a royal background figure. Last year, he reached a private settlement with Ms. Giuffre over her claim to avoid her lawsuit.
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