Michael Sheen to Star in TV Adaptation of James Graham Play Quiz

Film & TV News   Michael Sheen to Star in TV Adaptation of James Graham Play Quiz
 
The Broadway alum will co-star with Fleabag’s Sian Clifford in a series, about the U.K. Who Wants to be a Millionaire? cheating scandal.
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Broadway alum Michael Sheen will star in the upcoming television adaption of James Graham’s stage play Quiz.

Deadline reports the series will follow Sheen (Frost/Nixon, Amadeus) as British Who Wants to be a Millionaire? host Chris Tarrant during a cheating scandal. The true story takes place in the early aughts, when Charles Ingram reached the £1 million prize with the help of his wife, Diana, and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock.

Succession star Matthew Macfadyen will play Ingram opposite Fleabag’s Sian Clifford as Diana. Michael Jibson, who won an Olivier Award for playing King George in the West End production of Hamilton, will portray Whittock. Also joining the cast are Catastrophe star Mark Bonnar and Harry Potter film series alum Helen McCrory.

AMC and British network ITV will partner to air the series, directed by Academy Award-nominate Stephen Frears (The Queen, The Grifter) with Left Bank Pictures producing.

The adaptation of the West End play has yet to announce a premiere date, but filming for the three-part series is already underway in London.

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