The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Shieldinch to Scandal: Soap star on scene-stealing turn in Profumo drama

- Sophie Cookson in The Trial Of Christine Keeler

For Charlene Boyd, being part of prime-time series The Trial Of Christine Keeler last year was a special moment. She played Ronna Ricardo in the BBC drama about the Profumo affair, previously fictionali­sed in the 1989 movie Scandal, and Charlene had a number of memorable scenes including a tense courtroom showdown. “I loved doing it, and even though it was a smaller part,

the way it was filmed meant I had to go to Bristol for filming several times,” said River City actress Charlene, who starred alongside Sophie Cookson as Christine Keeler. “Ronna was an amazing character and I felt really lucky to audition for it. I’d sent a tape in but never heard anything, so thought it must have gone. But, out of the blue, my agent called and said I had a piece of feedback from the producer, so I did the audition again and got it.

“There were lots of highprofil­e actors and they were all lovely, especially James Norton. It’s made me want to do more things like that.”

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Charlene Boyd as Ronna Ricardo in courtroom scene
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