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Claire Foy arrives on set as she transforms into the Duchess of Argyll for filming

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Claire Foy was seen arriving on the set of A Very British Scandal as she filmed the first scenes of the new BBC drama on Tuesday.

The actress, 37, who plays the role of the Duchess of Argyll, oozed glamour in a blush jacket which she wore with a dress and matching fascinator.

The second series of the programme will follow a similar format to the first, which was a dramatisation of the Jeremy Thorpe scandal.

First day! Claire Foy was seen arriving on the set of A Very British Scandal as she filmed the first scenes of the new BBC drama on Tuesday

First day! Claire Foy was seen arriving on the set of A Very British Scandal as she filmed the first scenes of the new BBC drama on Tuesday

While appearing on set, Claire oozed 1950s style in the sophisticated ensemble, which she accessorised with a pearl necklace and a pale grey clutch bag.

Claire’s character – Margaret – sported a quaffed hairstyle and a full face of make-up enhanced her porcelain complexion, which also boasted a slick of red lipstick.

In one image, Claire was seen getting out of the back of a chauffeur-driven vintage car at the filming location in London.

Arriving in style: In one image, Claire was seen getting out of the back of a chauffeur-driven vintage car at the filming location in London

Arriving in style: In one image, Claire was seen getting out of the back of a chauffeur-driven vintage car at the filming location in London

1950s style: The actress, 37, who plays the role of the Duchess of Argyll, oozed glamour in a blush jacket which she wore with a dress and matching fascinator

1950s style: The actress, 37, who plays the role of the Duchess of Argyll, oozed glamour in a blush jacket which she wore with a dress and matching fascinator

Dramatisation: The second series of the programme will follow a similar format to the first, which was a dramatisation of the Jeremy Thorpe scandal

On set: At one moment Claire appeared to be going through her script while off camara

Dramatisation: The second series of the programme will follow a similar format to the first, which was a dramatisation of the Jeremy Thorpe scandal

Details: While appearing on set, Claire oozed 1950s style in the sophisticated ensemble, which she accessorised with a pearl necklace and a pale grey clutch bag

Details: While appearing on set, Claire oozed 1950s style in the sophisticated ensemble, which she accessorised with a pearl necklace and a pale grey clutch bag

While in other images she was being shielded from the sun’s rays with a large black umbrella by crew members as they filmed during the British heatwave.

Claire will star opposite Paul Bettany, 50, who will play her husband the Duke of Argyll, however he was not pictured on set that day. 

The three-part drama will follow the couple’s marriage from 1951 to their subsequent divorce in 1963. 

Speculation surrounding the divorce involved an explicit photograph and suggestions Margaret had consorted with more than 80 men, some of whom were cabinet ministers and members of the royal family. 

Chic: Claire's character sported a quaffed hairstyle and a full face of make-up enhanced her porcelain complexion, which also boasted a slick of red lipstick

Side profile: Claire looked very elegant as Margaret

Chic: Claire’s character sported a quaffed hairstyle and a full face of make-up enhanced her porcelain complexion, which also boasted a slick of red lipstick

Sheltered: While in other images she was being shielded from the sun's rays with a large black umbrella by crew members as they filmed during the British heatwave

Sheltered: While in other images she was being shielded from the sun’s rays with a large black umbrella by crew members as they filmed during the British heatwave

There was a media frenzy surrounding the separation and BBC One have teamed up with Amazon Studios to depict the real life events on screen.  

The events have been described as one of the 20th Century’s most notorious and brutal legal cases.

Public attention was drawn to the case due to Margaret, Duchess of Argyll’s  charisma, beauty and style – which also regularly made the front pages.

There is currently no air date for the Sarah Phelps written drama.

Co-star: Claire will star opposite Paul Bettany, 50, who will play her husband the Duke of Argyll, however he was not pictured on set that day

Co-star: Claire will star opposite Paul Bettany, 50, who will play her husband the Duke of Argyll, however he was not pictured on set that day

Plot: The three-part drama will follow the couple's marriage from 1951 to their subsequent divorce in 1963

Plot: The three-part drama will follow the couple’s marriage from 1951 to their subsequent divorce in 1963

In a statement, writer Sarah said: ‘Writing the story of Margaret’s life and the events leading up to and including her divorce from the Duke has been a passion project of mine since 1993 when I first heard her name. 

‘I felt very strongly that she’d been punished for being a woman, for being visible, for refusing to back down, be a good girl and go quietly. This drama is my tribute to her.’ 

Meanwhile, WandaVision’s Paul who will play the Duke, said: ‘I’m delighted to be working with the remarkable Claire Foy to tell the fascinating and scandalous story of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and their very complicated lives.

‘I’m also extremely happy to get the chance to once again be working with the wonderful teams at the BBC and Amazon Studios.’ 

Allegations: Speculation surrounding the divorce involved an explicit photograph and suggestions Margaret had consorted with more than 80 men, some of whom were cabinet ministers and members of the royal family

Allegations: Speculation surrounding the divorce involved an explicit photograph and suggestions Margaret had consorted with more than 80 men, some of whom were cabinet ministers and members of the royal family

Interest: There was a media frenzy surrounding the separation and BBC One have teamed up with Amazon Studios to depict the real life events on screen

Interest: There was a media frenzy surrounding the separation and BBC One have teamed up with Amazon Studios to depict the real life events on screen