Written by Bafta award-winning novelist and screenwriter Amanda Coe (Apple Tree Yard, Room at the Top, Life in Squares) and directed by Andrea Harkin (Come Home, Clique), The Trial of Christine Keeler takes a fresh look at one of the most infamous British stories: the chain of events in the 1960s that came to be known as the Profumo Affair.
At the centre of the storm was 19-year-old Christine Keeler (Cookson) – a young woman whom the powerful, male-dominated establishment sought to silence and exploit, but who refused to play by their rules. The Trial of Christine Keeler takes viewers behind the headlines to tell a human story about the sexual and cultural politics of one of the most revealing and iconic stories of modern times.
HOW WE ACHIEVED IT
Our work primarily consisted of environment changes; including removing on-screen modern elements that were post-1960 to recreate the era. The project also included various green screen replacements, particularly in the scene of Promufo leaving the Old Bailey, getting into a taxi and subsequent car interiors.
The series was shot in Bristol, so a lot of our work included turning Bristol into London. Set extensions and crowd replication were used for the shots within the House of Commons and substantial compositing was used to recreate Christine’s mother’s house and its location as well as creating an airport out of a suburban location. Another aspect of our work involved enhancing make-up prosthetics and various other cosmetic clean up to create a convincing appearance.