Profumo Affair drama readies to film

Christine KeelerA new drama based on the notorious political scandal of the early 1960s known as the Profumo Affair is in pre-production with filming due to begin in November. 

The Trial of Christine Keeler is from Ecosse Films for delivery to BBC One as a six-part series.

It is written by Amanda Coe, whose credits include drama Kudos’ drama Apple Tree Yard with Ben Chaplin and Emily Watson. 

John Profumo was the secretary of state for war in Harold Macmillan’s government.

The scandal began with the news that Profumo had embarked on a brief relationship with a 19-year-old aspiring model Christine Keeler, whom, it was later revealed, was possibly also involved with a Soviet naval attaché at the same time, thus potentially compromising national security. 

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for more details on The Trial of Christine Keeler including the casting director, line producer, production designer and location manager, as well as details of shoot dates and key filming locations. 

Photo: Getty Images/Hulton Archive/Central Press. 


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