Who is the cast of A Very English Scandal? Hugh Grant, Ben Wishaw, Eve Myles, Jason Watkins, Alex Jennings and Jonathan Hyde all star

A VERY English Scandal aired on the BBC in 2018 and now it's been nominated for the Best Mini-series TV Baftas 2019.

Here's everything you need to know about the cast who starred in the BBC One drama about the shocking true story of Jeremy Thorpe…

Who plays Jeremy Thorpe?

Hugh Grant plays Jeremy Thorpe, who is accused of conspiracy to murder his ex-lover and is forced to stand trial.

The English actor, born in 1960, has won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César for his work.

He is well-known for roles in Bridget Jones's Diary, About a Boy and Sense and Sensibility.

Who plays Norman Scott?

Ben Whishaw plays Norman Scott, the former male model who was the subject of the alleged assassination attempt by Thorpe.

Ben was born on October 14 1980, making him 38 years old.

He is perhaps most famous for playing Q in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre.

He voiced also voiced Paddington Bear in Paddington and Paddington 2.

Who plays Peter Bessell?

Alex Jennings plays Peter Bessell, who was the former Bodmin MP who was Jeremy Thorpe's confidante.

Born May 10, 1957, Alex is an English actor, who has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.

A three-time Olivier Award winner, he won for Too Clever by Half, Peer Gynt, and My Fair Lady.

He is also known for starring in  The Lady in the Van and The Queen.

Who plays David Napley?

Jonathan Hyde plays David Napley, a solicitor.

Jonathan is an Australian actor, born on May 21, 1948.

He is known for playing Culverton Smith in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Warren Westridge in Anaconda and Sam Parrish/Van Pelt in Jumanji.

Who plays Gwen Parry-Jones?

Eve Myles plays Gwen Parry-Jones.

She is a Welsh actress born July 26, 1978.

Afterr appearing in the first revival episode of Doctor Who, the actress won a lead role in the science fiction drama's spin-off series Torchwood, in which she portrayed the character Gwen Cooper for four series between 2006 and 2011.

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Who plays Emlyn Hooson?

Emlyn Hooson is played by Jason Watkins, a Welsh Liberal and then Liberal Democrat politician.

Jason, born 30 July 1966, is a BAFTA award-winning and Olivier Award-nominated English stage, film and television actor.

He is best known for playing William Herrick in Being Human, Gavin Strong in Trollied, Simon Harwood in W1A and Gordon Shakespeare in the Nativity film series.

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