Cathy Lomax, Christine Keeler, Dameon Priestly, De Montfort University, Fionn Wilson, Leicester, Leicester Gallery, Phoenix Leicester, Profumo Affair, Sal Jones, Scandal, Scandal '63 Revisited, Stephen Woolley, Steve Chibnall
Scandal, the 1989 movie dramatising the Profumo Affair, is showing at the Phoenix Leicester at 7:30 pm this Friday, March 3rd, introduced by producer Stephen Woolley with an onstage Q&A. Whatever you may think of the narrative, Scandal boasts terrific performances by John Hurt as Stephen Ward and Joanne Whalley as Christine Keeler (seen above with Bridget Fonda); surprising cameo turns (Leslie Phillips as Lord Astor!); and a fabulous retro soundtrack topped by Dusty Springfield’s comeback hit, ‘Nothing Has Been Proved.’
The screening is in partnership with Leicester Gallery on the De Montfort University campus, where a new exhibition, Scandal ‘63 Revisited: Reframing the Profumo Affair via Art and Artefact, opens on Friday, following a private view from 6 pm – 8 pm on Thursday with Christine Keeler’s son, Seymour Platt. (If you plan to attend the preview, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Continue reading
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