Magazine article Screen International

BBC to Re-Shoot Ed Westwick Drama with New Actor Following Allegations

Magazine article Screen International

BBC to Re-Shoot Ed Westwick Drama with New Actor Following Allegations

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Christian Cooke takes over from Ed Westwick in Mammoth Screen’s Agatha Christie drama.

Ed Westwick in ‘Chalet Girl’

The BBC is to air its shelved three-part Agatha Christie drama Ordeal by Innocence with a new actor taking over from Ed Westwick.

Mammoth Screen is to re-shoot scenes with British actor Christian Cooke in the role of Mickey Argyll (reports Broadcast). Cooke’s previous credits include Channel 4 drama The Promise and Film 4 movie Cemetery Junction.

The drama had been completed last year for a Christmas tx, but was pulled following sexual allegations by two women made against Westwick, and replaced in the schedules by The Forge’s two-parter The Miniaturist.

Fellow cast members including Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, Anthony Boyle and Alice Eve will join Cooke on location in Scotland to shoot the new scenes. …

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