Steve Coogan will play paedophile TV presenter Jimmy Savile in a new BBC One drama titled The Reckoning.
“To play Jimmy Savile was not a decision I took lightly,” Coogan said in a statement.
A release date for The Reckoning has yet to be announced.
“I feel sure that Steve Coogan’s powerful performance as Savile will create a debate around how the cult of celebrity cloaked him from scrutiny.”
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