First look at Michael Sheen playing Chris Tarrant unveiled

16 Novembre, 2019, 20:55 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Major Charles Ingram with his wife Diana arriving at Southwark Crown Court where they and college lecturer Tecwen Whittock are on trial accused of cheating their way to the top prize on TV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

AMC revealed a first look at Michael Sheen as TV Presenter Chris Tarrant in the upcoming three-part drama, Quiz. The image recreates the famous shot of Tarrant arriving to give evidence in the Ingram trial at Southwark Crown Court in March 2003.

Charles Ingram, a former major in the British Army, appeared on the ITV quiz show in 2001, winning the maximum one million pound prize.

The ensuing court case found Ingram, his wife and Whittock guilty of procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception, given £15,000 fines and two-year suspended sentences, and later were also made to pay additional defence costs.

Whittock will be played by Michael Jibson and Ingram's wife, Diana, will be played by Fleabag actress Sian Clifford.

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Michael Sheen is no stranger to transformations when it comes to certain roles.

. Directed by globally renowned director Stephen Frears (A Very English Scandal, Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena, The Queen) and written by playwright James Graham (Brexit: An Uncivil War, Ink, This House, Labour of Love), Quiz tells the extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an "audacious heist" on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Other names listed for the drama's cast include Aisling Bea and Helen McCrory.

Quiz is due to air on ITV in 2020.

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