Channel 4’s factual drama, Partygate, is centred around two fictional Special Advisors Grace Greenwood (Georgie Henley - The Chronicles of Narnia ) and Annabel D’acre (Ophelia Lovibond - W1A) and based on meticulous research of real events inside Downing Street. There will also be a guest appearance of impressionist Jon Culshaw as the voice of former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
It will tell the inside story in dramatic re-enactments interwoven with news archive footage and documentary interviews, showing the horrors of Covid unfold across the nation, while staff at Number 10 kicked back at a string of parties lubricated by quantities of alcohol.
Alongside Culshaw, Partygate will star Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia), Rebecca Humphries (Ten Percent), Hugh Skinner (The Windsors), Charlotte Richie (Ghosts), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), Tom Durant-Pritchard (The Windsors), Anthony Calf (New Tricks), Alice Lowe (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Kimberly Nixon (Fresh Meat), Alice Orr-Ewing (This Is Going to Hurt), Naomi Battrick (Jamestown) and Edwin Flay.
From the makers of the BAFTA-winning dramas Killed by my Debt, The Left Behind and Murdered by my Father, Partygate will juxtapose the revelry inside the nation’s seat of power with the hardship and sacrifice being experienced across the rest of the country.
For more information, email Gerard Corvin at GCorvin@Channel4.co.uk