First Look At Maxine Carr Drama Sees Actress Transform Into Fiancé Of Soham Killer Ian Huntley

A NEW drama about Maxine Carr has seen actress Jemma Carlton turn into Ian Huntley’s fiancé.

Former teaching assistant Carr – often referred to as Britain’s most hated woman – was the betrothed of child killer Ian Huntley.

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Actress Jemma Carlton has been transformed into Maxine Carr for a new TV dramaCredit: Mark Doyle
Scott Reid plays murderer Ian Huntley, Maxine's fiancée

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Scott Reid plays murderer Ian Huntley, Maxine’s fiancéeCredit: Not known, clearly with photo agency

She was jailed for three and a half years for giving the evil Huntley an alibi after he murdered ten-year-old schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in England in 2002.

Twenty years after the double murder that shook the world, filmmakers plan to tell the couple’s story in Maxine, which is set to air on TV later this year.

Locals in Bray, Co Wicklow in Ireland were shocked to see how much actress Jemma Carlton resembled her as she shot scenes on the coast.

A witness told The Irish Sun: “It was horrifying. They didn’t want to cast someone too high-profile actress to play Maxine, but Jemma sums up her gruff look perfectly.”

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Vile Huntley is played by rising star Scott Reid, 27.

The Glasgow actor has been praised for his role as Michael Farmer in season four of the BBC police drama Line of Duty.

Holly and Jessica were found in a ditch two weeks after disappearing from a family barbecue, with Huntley locked up for at least 40 years.

Carr had to go into hiding in 2020 after the new identity she was given after her release from prison was revealed online.

Channel 5 chose to tell the story of the mean couple through Maxine’s eyes.

A statement said: “This three-part drama will examine their tumultuous relationship from Maxine’s perspective.

“Why she lied to him and how she became Public Enemy No. 1, reflecting the magnitude of the police investigation and ensuing media frenzy surrounding the biggest manhunt ever in British history.

“Maxine will investigate the investigation of school assistant Maxine Carr and her nurturing fiancé Ian Huntley, who was later incarcerated for the double murder of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, the tragic case that shook the nation.”

Maxine Carr lied to the police to give her fiancé an alibi

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Maxine Carr lied to the police to give her fiancé an alibiCredit: Cambridgeshire Police
The killer was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison

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The killer was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prisonCredit: PA: Press Association
Holly and Jessica were murdered by the evil Huntley after they disappeared from a family barbecue

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Holly and Jessica were murdered by the evil Huntley after they disappeared from a family barbecueCredit: Collect

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