Scandal is a 1989 British historical drama film, directed by Michael Caton-Jones. It is a fictionalised account of the Profumo affair that rocked the government of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. It stars Joanne Whalley as Christine Keeler and John Hurt as Stephen Ward, personalities at the heart of the affair.
An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his wide range of contacts and his parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. A scandal develops when her affair with the Minister of War comes to public attention.
|events||Christine Keeler Profumo Affair sex scandal|
|genre||drama historical political|
|keywords||conservative party defence minister minister of war osteopath osteopathy stripper|
|nomination||Young European Film of the Year|
|productionCompany||British Screen Productions|