Anatomy of a Scandal: Netflix Drama Filmed in Cuckmere Haven Brighton News

A NETFLIX drama partially filmed in Sussex has been a hit with viewers.

Anatomy of a Scandal, a courtroom psychological drama starring Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery, has been one of Netflix’s most-watched TV schedules for over a month.

It was released on April 15.

The six-part series was filmed in part at Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Haven in November 2020.

Sienna Miller and Rupert Friend were pictured filming a scene on the pebbles alongside child actors Amelie Bea Smith and Sebastian Selwood.

The Sussex beauty spot featured in the drama as a summer retreat for the family.

The series is an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan.

The book, which was published in the UK in 2018, follows a Westminster politician whose marriage begins to unravel after being accused of sexual misconduct, while his wife fights to prove his innocence.

Sienna, 40, plays Oxford University graduate Sophie Whitehouse, the wife and mother of two who finds herself at the center of the scandal.

The actress said: “I was a huge fan of the book and my character Sophie.

“She’s multi-faceted and dealing with the consequences of the decisions she’s made in her life of privilege, which are catching up with her.

“I loved the arc and the journey it embarks on and was thrilled to be part of such a talented cast and crew.”

Michelle Dockery, best known for playing Lady Mary Crawley in the period drama Downton Abbey, plays criminal lawyer Kate Woodcroft, who specializes in prosecuting sex crimes.

Actor Rupert Friend plays junior minister James Whitehouse, who is married to Sophie.

David E. Kelley, who wrote the HBO drama Big Little Lies starring Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep, helmed production with House Of Cards showrunner Melissa James Gibson.

David said, “Sex. Able. Privilege. Based on Sarah’s addictive book, the show tackles law, truth, and the limits of consent.

“It’s been a joy to partner with Netflix on this and see SJ bring it to such a rich and nuanced life.”

Anatomy of a Scandal is available to watch on Netflix now.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-17 16:00:00

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