Billie Piper was snapped on set of new Netflix film Scoop this weekend as she began filming for the upcoming release – which will depict the famous 2019 BBC Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew.

The actress, 40, got into character as Sam McAllister, the BBC producer who secured the interview, while taking to the set.

She was dressed from head-to-toe in designer gear for the scenes, which were being filmed with a backdrop of the broadcaster’s offices.

The prominent interview was carried out over a 58-minute programme, with Prince Andrew, Duke of York interviewed by journalist Emily Maitlis about his relationship with the American convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

Starring Gillian Anderson as Emily, who carried out the interview, the film will also feature Rufus Sewell as Prince Andrew.

Scoop FIRST LOOK: Billie Piper gets into character as BBC producer Sam McAllister while taking to the set of new Netflix film - depicting the famous Prince Andrew interview

Scoop FIRST LOOK: Billie Piper gets into character as BBC producer Sam McAllister while taking to the set of new Netflix film – depicting the famous Prince Andrew interview

Transformed: The actress, 40, got into character as Sam McAllister, the BBC producer who secured the interview, while taking to the set

Transformed: The actress, 40, got into character as Sam McAllister, the BBC producer who secured the interview, while taking to the set

Surrounded by camera crew as she took to the set, Billie sported a pair of fitted leather-look leggings with a Louis Vuitton buckle belt and leather shirt.

She layered a faux fur collared coat on top with a gold Chanel broch, adding a pair of leopard print heeled boots.

Carrying a large Louis Vuitton handbag, the actress looked the spitting image of Sam while rocking her hair in a similar curly style as the blonde producer.

Shielding her eyes with a pair of brown-tinted metal sunglasses, Billie was kitted out with a collection of gold jewellery while filming the scenes.

She was snapped walking outside of a set-up BBC Studios building – which was surrounded by fellow cast and crew.

Sam was also pictured on set as she watched Billie fill her shoes, with the pair looking extremely similar.  

BAFTA nominated interviews producer Sam has negotiated with contacts from Buckingham Palace to The White House – securing and negotiating the bombshell interview with Prince Andrew. 

Scoop is based on Sam’s memoir, Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews. 

Resemblance: Looking strikingly similar, the real life Sam was also on set as she watched Billie (pictured) fill her shoes

Resemblance: Looking strikingly similar, the real life Sam (pictured) was also on set as she watched Billie f fill her shoes

Resemblance: Looking strikingly similar, the real life Sam (right) was also on set as she watched Billie (left) fill her shoes

Bombshell: The prominent interview was carried out over a 58-minute programme, with Prince Andrew, Duke of York (pictured) interviewed about his relationship with the American convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

Bombshell: The prominent interview was carried out over a 58-minute programme, with Prince Andrew, Duke of York (pictured) interviewed about his relationship with the American convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

Designer-clad: Surrounded by camera crew as she took to the set, Billie sported a pair of fitted leather-look leggings with a Louis Vuitton buckle belt and leather shirt

Designer-clad: Surrounded by camera crew as she took to the set, Billie sported a pair of fitted leather-look leggings with a Louis Vuitton buckle belt and leather shirt

Ensemble: She layered a faux fur collared coat on top with a gold Chanel broch, adding a pair of leopard print heeled boots

In character: Carrying a large Louis Vuitton handbag, the actress looked the spitting image of Sam while rocking her hair in a similar curly style as the blonde producer

Ensemble: She layered a faux fur collared coat on top with a gold Chanel broch, adding a pair of leopard print heeled boots

In the film, Netflix is going to detail the behind-the-scenes account of what has been dubbed the ‘news interview of the decade’.

While Keeley Hawes will also star in the release, portraying Amanda Thirsk, the former Private Secretary to Prince Andrew. 

Not long after the interview, the royal stood down from public duties. 

While in 2022, The Queen announced that he would be stripped of his royal titles, patronages and military affiliations – as he faced a US civil action lawsuit over sexual assault allegations from Virginia Giuffre – which he strongly denied. 

When the news of the Netflix film was revealed, a pleased Sam tweeted out: ‘Thrilled that my book #Scoops is becoming a Netflix film, with an extraordinary cast. Being played by @billiepiper is beyond my wildest dreams.’

The film’s synopsis reads:  ‘The inside track of the women that broke through the Buckingham Palace establishment to secure the scoop of the decade that led to the catastrophic fall from grace of The Queen’s favourite son. 

‘From navigating Palace vetoes, to breaking through to Prince Andrew’s inner circle, the high stakes negotiations and intensity of rehearsal – to the jaw dropping interview itself.’

Directed by Philip Martin, Scoop has no official air date yet.

Journalist Emily Maitlis (left) and producer Sam McAllister (right) pictured in 2021

Journalist Emily Maitlis (left) and producer Sam McAllister (right) pictured in 2021

Studios: She was snapped walking outside of a set-up BBC Studios building - which was surrounded by fellow cast and crew

Studios: She was snapped walking outside of a set-up BBC Studios building – which was surrounded by fellow cast and crew

Stars: Rufus Sewell (pictured in 2021) will portray Prince Andrew in the new release

Stars: While Gillian Anderson (pictured in 2022) while take on the role of journalist Emily

Stars: Rufus Sewell (left in 2021) will portray Prince Andrew in the new release, while Gillian Anderson (right in 2022) while take on the role of journalist Emily 

Expert: Sam got involved in the production process, placing headphones on as she stood to the side of the cameras

BAFTA nominated interviews producer Sam has negotiated with contacts from Buckingham Palace to The White House - securing and negotiating the bombshell interview with Prince Andrew

Expert: Sam got involved in the production process, placing headphones on as she stood to the side of the cameras 



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