Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama premieres on Foxtel

Vardy V Rooney

The drama is based on the actual court transcripts in the case of football WAGs Rebekah Vardy V Coleen Rooney

Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama is set to premiere on Sunday, January 15 at 8:40 pm Fox Arena on Foxtel.

It will bring viewers all the incredible and unbelievable moments from the infamous #WagathaChristie case that kept the public and media gripped from when it first unfolded on social media in 2019.

The 90-minute film, based on the actual court transcripts, recreates the high drama and high-stakes defamation case that catapulted the two feuding women and sparring legal teams into the spotlight, where their every move in the courtroom was dissected and scrutinised in the press. 

Vardy V Rooney

Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama stars BAFTA-winning actress Chanel Cresswell (This is EnglandTrolled) playing Coleen Rooney, WAG and wife of English professional football manager and former player Wayne Rooney, and Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, 10.000KM) playing Rebekah Vardy, fellow WAG and wife of English football player Jamie Vardy

Lauded for his talent for playing real-life figures, the award-winning actor Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Quiz) plays Rooney’s high profile barrister David Sherborne.

Simon Coury (The Professor and the Madman) plays Vardy’s barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC (now KC) who has famously represented a ‘who’s who’ of clients including King Charles III.

Vardy V Rooney

Wayne Rooney is played by Dion Lloyd (The Light in the Hall, Hidden) and Jamie Vardy is played by Márton Nagyszokolyai (FBI: International, Shadow and Bone). 

Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama is made by Chalkboard (Logan High, Cold Call & One Question, Murder, Mystery and My Family).

The factual drama was commissioned for Channel 4 by commissioning editor Tim Hancock with head of factual entertainment, Alf Lawrie. Tom Popay is executive producer for Chalkboard, with Oonagh Kearney (Five Letters) directing and Chris Atkins (Who Killed the KLF) writing.

Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will premiere 8:40pm on January 15 on Fox Arena on Foxtel

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