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Tom Conti outraged by 'The Palace'

Tom Conti outraged by 'The Palace'

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Actor Tom Conti is reportedly furious after ITV commissioned new drama The Palace.

The Shirley Valentine star said he had planned a similar show about a fictional royal family but his idea was rejected by the channel.

He is said to have spent years working on his project, which would depict events at Buckingham Palace in a similar style to hit US series The West Wing.

A source told The Daily Telegraph: "Tom couldn't believe it. We all think it's outrageous. I can't think this kind of thing would ever happen in America".

The Palace features Rupert Evans as the King and Jane Asher as his alcoholic mother.
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