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The Trial of Christine Keeler: Ellie explains why Mandy and Christine ‘didn’t really get on’

The Trial of Christine Keeler: Ellie explains why Mandy and Christine ‘didn’t really get on’

The Trial of Christine Keeler has had viewers hooked on the story of one of the biggest ever political scandals in the UK, The Profumo Affair. As the series edges closer to its conclusion, viewers will see the trial played out on screen. Best friend Mandy has been a key ally to Christine, and actress Ellie who plays her in the series, opened up on how the two became friends.

Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press, Ellie explained: “It was so great to portray their friendship.”

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Digital Spy: The Trial of Christine Keeler star explains how show turns infamous sex scandal on its head

Digital Spy: The Trial of Christine Keeler star explains how show turns infamous sex scandal on its head

One of the stars of BBC One’s new drama series The Trial of Christine Keeler has explained how the show turns the infamous sex scandal on its head.

The six-part series premiered on Sunday night (December 29) and follows the events of the 1963 Profumo Affair, which ultimately saw Keeler, the 19-year-old mistress of married politician John Profumo, jailed.

While Keeler is played by Sophie Cookson (Gypsy, Red Joan), her friend Mandy Rice-Davies is portrayed by Nocturnal Animals star Ellie Bamber.

And, speaking to Digital Spy recently, Ellie explained how the show “gave the girls their own narrative” by telling the story from Keeler’s perspective.

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Watch the full interview for ‘This Morning’

On (December 19), Ellie was on ITV’s ‘This Morning’. In her first TV interview, Ellie spoke about The Trial of Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies, and why she was the misunderstood heroine of the scandal and the importance of retelling events from a female perspective in the MeToo era. Watch the full interview below.

METRO: Ellie Bamber untold Mandy Rice-Davies story

The Trial of Christine Keeler launches on BBC One tonight and with it comes a charming performance from Ellie Bamber as real-life rebel Mandy Rice-Davies, best friend of the titular model. Mandy subsequently found herself at the centre of the world’s biggest scandal as her best friend had sexual relationships wth both War Minister John Profumo and Soviet naval attache Captain Yevgeny Mikhailovich Ivanov during the Cold War.

Naturally, Christine’s flings sparked a national security inquiry as the Conservative Party lead by PM Harold Macmillan feared the dancer could have passed vital information between the two sparring sides, which subsequently caused the collapse of the government.

Mandy and Christine were both dancers at Murray’s Cabaret Soho Club where they first met the well-connected Dr Stephen Ward who introduced Mandy to her lover Peter Rachman.

While Mandy never met Profumo, she gained notoriety during Stephen’s trial when he was found guilty of living off immoral earnings – Mandy and Christine’s ‘immoral earnings’. Essentially, the osteopath worked as a pimp to climb the social rankings of London. The girls were mere teenagers, but proved themselves as ferocious women when the government, the press and the public deemed them as ‘trash’. No wonder then, Ellie thinks her subject is ‘f**king great’.

‘I just think she’s so brave,’ she told Metro.co.uk. ‘It’s a really special quality to have. I think that was thing the thing: she was always able to smile through it and she had this incredible sense of humour.’ Ellie never got meet her new idol, but she was fortunate enough to get a rare insight into Mandy from her daughter, Dana. ‘I only spoke to her after [filming] but she gave me some incredible stories,’ Ellie continued.

‘To give an explanation of Mandy, they were driving and the police stopped them and Mandy just switched into this French accent and started speaking to the police and started saying, “Sorry, I don’t know where? What you’re talking about.” And dana was saying, “what are you doing with that accent?” So I got these beautiful special stories from her.’

Mandy died in 2014, and subsequently had no idea the BBC were going to explore her teenage years again for a six part drama. Christine, however, was told about The Trial of Christine Keeler shortly after production got the green light before her death in 2017.

The Trial of Christine Keeler starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One.