It’s hard to find a politician these days who hasn’t been embroiled in an affair or other problematic development that puts their ability to do their job in serious question. In some cases, it’s merely a lapse in judgment that loses the trust of constituents and friends, but it can also be much more than that. Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal presents a complex portrait of one lawmaker whose actions come under serious review and are indicative of deeper and more disturbing events.
Actor Rupert Friend, well-known for roles as diverse from his Emmy-nominated turn as Peter Quinn on Homeland to the hapless Vasily Stalin in The Death of Stalin, takes on the part of disgraced politician James Whitehouse, acting opposite Sienna Miller.
We had the chance to speak with this talented actor about mirroring real-life onscreen, his formidable costars, and a tease of two high-profile upcoming projects, Obi-Wan Kenobi and High Desert.
All episodes of the limited series Anatomy of a Scandal are currently streaming on Netflix. Rupert Friend is Emmy eligible for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.