Quiz: first look at Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant

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Can’t unsee it…

ITV has shown off a first image from Quiz, its upcoming three-part series about the 2001 coughing scandal on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Michael Sheen (Good Omens) stars as host Chris Tarrant in the show, which was created by James Graham and directed by Stephen Frears. Matthew Macfadyen (Succession) stars as Major Charles Ingram, and Sian Clifford (Fleabag) is Diana Ingram. The first pic from the series copies the moment Tarrant arrived at Southwark Crown Court in March 2003 to give evidence at the Ingrams’ trial.

Per TVWise:

Quiz tells the story of Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, who was sitting in the audience, who were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on the most popular game show on earth in 2001. The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple choice questions posed by Chris Tarrant.”

Mark Bonnar (Line Of Duty), Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders), Michael Jibson (The Thirteenth Tale) and Aisling Bea (This Way Up) round out the rest of the cast.

Here’s Sheen on Alan Carr’s game show, There‚Äôs Something About Movies, doing an eerie impression of Tarrant: