First trailer for Channel 4’s Wagatha Christie court drama sees tension rising

The first trailer for the Channel 4 drama based on the Wagatha Christie case shows tensions rising as the legal battle rages in the courtroom.

The 20-second trailer for the highly anticipated series, titled Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, stars This Is England actress Chanel Cresswell as Coleen Rooney and Harry Potter star Natalia Tena in as Rebekah Vardy.

In the clip, Rooney looks at her phone suspiciously as her voice actor says: “For several years now, someone I trust has been constantly informing The Sun of private posts. my private”.

As the movie shifts to the courtroom, Good Omens actor Michael Sheen, playing Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborne, cross-examines Vardy as she walks into the witness box.

He asked, “Mrs. Vardy, did you say that you respect the privacy of others?” to which she replied “Yes, I have”.

Mr. Sherborne’s previous clients include Diana, Princess of Wales, Hollywood actor Michael Douglas and model Kate Moss.

He also represents Johnny Depp in the actor’s 2020 defamation lawsuit against The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspaper (NGN).

Vardy’s lawyer, Hugh Tomlinson, will be played by Simon Coury, who famously appeared in The Professor And The Madman.

His previous clients include The King, easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and tycoon Roman Abramovich.


Dion Lloyd as Wayne Rooney and Chanel Cresswell as Coleen Rooney in the upcoming series Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama (Channel 4/PA)

The Channel 4 two-part drama will also see Dion Lloyd playing former Manchester United midfielder Wayne Rooney and Marton Nagyszokolyai taking on current Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

The channel said its project “recreates a dramatic, highly dangerous Supreme Court defamation case” based on court minutes.

It also imagines “huge impact on the lives of its two central women.”

In a trial that shocked the nation this summer, Vardy, 40, lost his battle against Rooney, 36, in a post that went viral on social media after a Supreme Court judge Cao thinks that is “basically true”.


Natalia Tena as Rebekah Vardy and Marton Nagyszokolyai as Jamie Vardy in the upcoming two-part TV series (Channel 4/PA)

In a widely shared October 2019 post, Rooney said she had performed “injection surgery” lasting months and accused Vardy of revealing “false stories” about her private life. she to the press.

Her investigative efforts earned her the nickname “Wagatha Christie” in reference to the famous detective writer Agatha Christie and the term for sportsmen’s wives and girlfriends – wags.

The High-Level Case has also been adapted into a West End play, with stage actress Lucy May Barker playing Vardy and Laura Dos Santos, who has appeared in Doctor Who, playing Rooney. The show is running at the Wyndham Theater until January 10.

In August, Disney+ confirmed it was also creating a three-part documentary series about the court battle with “exclusive access” to Rooney.

Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will air on Channel 4 in December. First trailer for Channel 4’s Wagatha Christie court drama sees tension rising

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