Magazine article Screen International

Andrew Scott Joins Rachel Weisz in 'Denial' as Shoot Begins

Magazine article Screen International

Andrew Scott Joins Rachel Weisz in 'Denial' as Shoot Begins

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Principal photography has begun this week in London on Denial, based on Deborah E. Lipstadt's book History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier.

Rachel Weisz (The Lobster) will star alongside Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton) and Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner).

Andrew Scott, star of Spectre, Pride and Sherlock joins the cast in the role of solicitor Anthony Julius.

Supporting cast includes Caren Pistorius (Slow West), Jack Lowden (War and Peace), Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van) and Harriet Walter (Suite Francaise).

Adapted for the screen by David Hare (The Reader, The Hours), the book recounts Lipstadt's legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust Denier.

In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused; therefore, it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust happened. …

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