Impeachment: American Crime Story: who is in cast of Bill Clinton drama with Clive Owen - and UK release date

The third series of the crime anthology drama follows the events that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton

The third season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story returned to BBC Two on 19 October.

The crime anthology drama follows the events that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

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With an all-star cast, the show gives viewers a full dramatisation of the Monica Lewinsky scandal that nearly ended a presidency.

Here’s all you need to know about the cast of the series, and when you can watch it on BBC.

Who’s in the cast?

Clive Owen - President Bill Clinton

Clive Owen plays Bill Clinton in Impeachment. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

British actor Clive Owen plays President Bill Clinton in the TV drama. Owen is best known for his roles in Inside Man, Children of Men and King Arthur.

Beanie Feldstein - Monica Lewinsky

Beanie Feldstein plays Monica Lewinsky in Impeachment. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Variety)

Beanie Feldstein stars in the Impeachment: American Crime Story as Monica Lewinsky. Lewinksy was the White House intern at the centre of the scandal. She has gone on to become an anti-bullying activist, and was a producer of the TV show. Feldstein is best known for her starring role in Booksmart.

Sarah Paulson - Linda Tripp

Sarah Paulson plays Linda Tripp in Impeachment. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Sarah Paulson returns to star in another Ryan Murphy TV drama in the role of Linda Tripp. Tripp was the US civil servant who served as Lewinsky’s confidant. Paulson previously appeared in The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story as Marcia Clark, and Ratched as Nurse Ratched.

Edie Falco - Hillary Clinton

Playing the role of Bill Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is Edie Falco. Falco is best known for her starring roles in Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos.

Annaleigh Ashford - Paula Jones

Playing the role of Paula Jones is Tony-winning actress Annaleigh Ashford. Jones was the Arkansas state employee who sued President Clinton in 1994. The lawsuit proved to be a powerful foreshadowing of the later Lewinsky scandal.

Cobie Smulders - Ann Coulter

How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulder plays the controversial right-wing author Ann Coulter. A former lawyer, Coulter provided legal advice to Linda Tripp, and went on to be  a political pundit on the news circuit.

Billy Eichner - Matt Drudge

Having already appeared in two seasons of American Crime Story, Billy Eichner appears in Impeachment at Matt Drudge. Drudge was the face behind the online aggregator Drudge Report, which was the first site to break the news about the Lewinsky Scandal.

Judith Light - Susan Carpenter-McMillan

Another Ryan Murphy favourite, Judith Light stars as Susan Carpenter-McMillan. Carpenter-McMillan was Paula Jones’s spokesperson and headed her legal fund. She played an instrumental role when Jones rejected a reported $700,000 settlement from Clinton.

Margo Martindale - Lucianne Goldberg

Margo Martindale returns to the TV screen after he role as Bella Abzug in Mrs. America to plan Lucianne Goldberg. Goldberg was a literary agent who helped coerce Linda Tripp into taping her phone calls with Monica Lewinsky.

When is Impeachment: American Crime Story out on BBC?

Impeachment: American Crime Story airs each Tuesday evening on BBC Two. On 9 November it airs at 9.15pm, then at 9.10pm the following Tuesdays.

The 10-episode programme premiered on 19 October.

What is American Crime Story season three about?

Impeachment: American Crime Story is a dramatisation of the Monica Lewinsky scandal - the event which led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998.

Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on 19 December 1998 on the grounds of perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice.

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