Three-part drama Ordeal by Innocence was originally lined up to broadcast over Christmas 2017. But in November, one of its stars – Ed Westwick – was accused by two women of sexual assault. Ed Westwick denies the allegations.
The BBC made the decision to remove Ordeal by Innocence from the schedules, but later confirmed that scenes involving Westwick as Mickey Argyll would be re-shot.
Christian Cooke joined the rest of the cast on location at Ardgowan Estate in Scotland in early 2018. Director Sandra Goldbacher told Radio Times: “The scenes were difference because Christian played it differently [to Westwick]… both performances had weight and integrity, but they were very different.”
Credits include Where the Heart Is, Demons, Trinity, Magic City, Witches of East End, and Cemetery Junction. He previously starred in Channel 4 drama The Promise, directed by Wolf Hall’s Peter Kosminsky, and took on the role of Stewart Gilmour in Iain Banks adaptation Stonemouth.
The actor’s film credits include Electricity, Romeo & Juliet, and Love, Rosie.
Bonus fun fact: Cooke’s cousin is Mel B from the Spice Girls.