Netflix 'Anatomy of a Scandal': 5 things you didn't know about Sienna Miller
Follow the courtroom drama that occurs when a box of lies and secrets threaten to ruin a seemingly perfect man's life after scandal erupts
Netflix has a great roster of psychological thrillers that can be tuned in to anytime, that audiences have been loving. Adding to the excitement the streaming giant is getting ready to debut another highly anticipated series as well and this one looks amazingly intriguing!
'Anatomy of a Scandal' is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan and traces the tricky yet important subject of consent. When James Whitehouse, one of the Ministers in Parliament who seems to have a spotless and perfect upward trajectory is accused of rape, it opens up a box of secrets and lies that have been buried by privilege. The Netflix miniseries will showcase the courtroom drama that unfolds as all those around him, especially his wife Sophie Whitehouse try to uncover the truth. So read on to know more about the cast who will bring to life the scandalous story!
Sienna Miller as Sophie Whitehouse
Sienna Rosie Diana Miller is an American-English who began her career as a photography model for Italian Vogue. Miller's screen debut came in 2001 with the romantic comedy 'South Kensington' which she followed up with supporting roles in 'High Speed', 'The Ride', 'The American Embassy' and 'Bedtime'. She made her breakthrough in the 2004 movies 'Layer Cake' and 'Alfie'.
Following a few tabloid scandals, she took a sabbatical for a few years and worked in Broadway productions. She later made a strong comeback with works like 'Foxcatcher', ' Mississippi Grind','The Loudest Voice', 'The Lost City of Z', and 'The Girl' which won her nominations for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Miniseries or Television Film. She is also quite charitable and is the Global Ambassador for the International Medical Corps along with an ambassador for the UK branch of the Starlight Children's Foundation. Miller will play the female lead role of Sophie Whitehouse in 'Anatomy of a Scandal'.
Rupert Friend as James Whitehouse
Rupert William Anthony Friend is a British actor and screenwriter, director, and lyricist who began his career in 2004 and made his acting debut as Billy Downs opposite Johnny Depp in the film 'The Libertine', for which he was named "outstanding new talent" at the 2005 Satellite Awards. He then followed it up with his starring role in the film adaption of 'Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont' and then in Joe Wright's version of 'Pride & Prejudice'. At the young age of 22, he was even was offered a screen test for the part of James Bond after Pierce Brosnan stepped down, but turned it down as he felt he lacked the experience that was needed.
Some of his works include 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas', 'Homeland', 'Starred Up', 'The Death of Stalin', 'To Write Love on Her Arms', and more. He will also be seen in the upcoming series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'. Friend plays the male lead of James Whitehouse in the Netflix miniseries.
Other cast members
The rest of the cast consists of Michelle Dockery as Kate Woodcroft, QC, Naomi Scott as Olivia Lytton, Josette Simon as Angela Regan, QC, Ben Radcliffe as Young James Whitehouse, Geoffrey Streatfeild, and Joshua McGuire.
'Anatomy of a Scandal' is set to release on April 15, 2022, on Netflix.