Scandal (1989) is a British drama film, a fictionalised account of the Profumo affair. Starring Joanne Whalley as Christine Keeler and John Hurt as Stephen Ward, personalities at the heart of the affair, the film details the scandal which in 1963 rocked the government of UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and may have contributed to the defeat of the ruling Conservative Party at the following year's general election. The cast also includes Sir Ian Mc Kellen as John Profumo, Britt Ekland as Mariella Novotny, Bridget Fonda as Mandy Rice-Davies, Leslie Phillips as Lord Astor, and Roland Gift as Johnnie Edgecombe.
Scandal, or Priscilla's Kindness is a satirical novel by A. N. Wilson first published in 1983 about a British politician's rise and fall, the latter caused by a relationship with a prostitute. Although the title is the same and there are similarities in the subject-matter, Wilson's book is not the literary basis of the 1989 film Scandal.
Scandal is a novel by the Japanese author Shusaku EndÅ, which was published in 1986.
Scandal is the English title of the Japanese film é†œèž (Shubun), aka ã‚¹ã‚ãƒ£ãƒ³ãƒ€ãƒ« (Sukyandaru, the Japanese render for "scandal"), written and directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1950.
Scandal is the fourth single from Queen's 1989 album The Miracle. Written by Brian May but credited to Queen, the song is about the unwanted attention May and singer Freddie Mercury received from the press in the late '80s involving May's divorce and marriage to actress Anita Dobson and Mercury's growing health problems (he had yet to tell the public he had HIV and/or AIDS). Queen had several bad experiences with the British tabloids throughout their career.