Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama | Preview (Channel 4)
Channel 4 has commissioned Chalkboard to create a dramatic reconstruction of the Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney court case that gripped the nation this year.
Dubbed the #WagathaChristie case when it first unfolded on social media in 2019, this two-part drama-documentary will recreate the high court defamation case that followed.
Using the real court transcripts verbatim, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will bring viewers all of the incredible and unbelievable moments from a case that was not allowed to be televised.
Scenes from the courtroom will be juxtaposed with analysis from the media and on social media, while actors will play the parts of the main protagonists including Rebekah Vardy, Coleen Rooney, Wayne Rooney, and Jamie Vardy.
BAFTA-winning actress Chanel Cresswell (This is England, Trolled) is Coleen Rooney and Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, 10.000KM) as Rebekah Vardy as they go head-to-head in this summer’s High Court trial.
Award-winning actor Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Quiz) can be seen in wig and gown, playing Coleen Rooney’s high profile barrister David Sherborne alongside Simon Coury (The Professor and the Madman) who plays Rebekah’s barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC (now KC).
Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment, Channel 4 said, “More outlandish than a storyline from Footballers Wives, this High Court case gripped the nation. Now, using court transcripts, this factual dramatisation will allow viewers to see for themselves the courtroom drama in one of the most infamous trials of recent times, bringing to life a case that encapsulated so much about the British cultural landscape in the 21st century.”
Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama airs Wednesday 21st December at 9pm on Channel 4.