Prince Andrew seen rolling in Windsor amid reports his Newsnight interview will be made into a movie

Prince Andrew was pictured on a morning horseback ride in Windsor today following reports that his infamous BBC Newsnight interview will be made into a film.

The 62-year-old royal, who was accompanied by another biker, was also pictured driving his car.

Dressed in a casual blue shirt and slacks, Prince Andrew shielded his eyes from the glare of the sun behind a pair of sunglasses as he stepped out.

His appearance follows reports this week that his Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis – widely considered one of the most disastrous in royal history – is set to be the focus of a new film.

Prince Andrew was seen riding through Windsor this morning wearing a casual blue outfit and a pair of dark glasses

The royal (pictured) who appears to be smiling, was accompanied by a second rider, believed to be a groom

The royal (pictured) who appears to be smiling, was accompanied by a second rider, believed to be a groom

He was also seen driving his car.  The sighting came amid reports that Prince Andrew's infamous Newsnight interview will be dramatized in a new film called Scoop

He was also seen driving his car. The sighting came amid reports that Prince Andrew’s infamous Newsnight interview will be dramatized in a new film called Scoop

The prince looked relaxed during an early morning horseback ride in Windsor today, during which he was accompanied by another rider

The prince looked relaxed during an early morning horseback ride in Windsor today, during which he was accompanied by another rider

Titled ‘Scoop’, it will be based on the new book by Sam McAlister, the woman who landed the meeting with the Duke of York over her friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Your honorary screenwriter Peter Moffat is writing the film adaptation, which will tell the story of the genesis of the interview.

News of the film sparked casting speculation, leading to rumors that Hugh Grant could play the role of Prince Andrew.

But the Notting Hill actor, 61, quashed the rumours, taking social media to distance himself from the role, writing on Twitter: “No I’m not”. Never heard of it.’

While Grant had been touted as a potential cast for Prince Andrew in a report by entertainment news site Deadline, it’s not yet clear who could play Ms Maitlis.

Fans took to social media to offer their own suggestions, with The Crown star Gillian Anderson, 53, and British actress Dame Emma Thompson, 63, among them.

Prince Andrew’s BBC Newsnight interview (pictured) – widely regarded as one of the most disastrous in royal history – is set to be at the heart of a new film with Hugh Grant tipped to play the Duke of York

But Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant, 61, took to social media (pictured) to distance himself from suggestions he should be cast as Duke of York, writing:

But Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant, 61, took to social media (pictured) to distance himself from suggestions he should be cast as Duke of York, writing: ‘No I don’t am not”. Never heard of it.’

In the now infamous encounter with presenter Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew denied having sex with Virginia Giuffre, who said she was trafficked by Epstein on three occasions, including when she was 17 – still a minor under US law.

The Duke denied having slept with Ms Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims, on three occasions, twice when she was underage.

He said a meeting in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.

The Duke also said the same alleged sexual affair, which the American says started with the royal sweating as they danced at London nightclub Tramp, was factually wrong as he had a medical condition at the time. , which meant that he was not sweating.

The Duke denied having slept with Ms Roberts (pictured), one of Epstein's victims, on three occasions, twice when she was underage

The Duke denied having slept with Ms Roberts (pictured), one of Epstein’s victims, on three occasions, twice when she was underage

He said a meeting in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking (pictured) for a party

He said a meeting in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking (pictured) for a party

He questioned the authenticity of a photo which appears to show Andrew with his arm around Miss Roberts' waist when he was a teenager (pictured here with Prince Andrew in 2001)

He questioned the authenticity of a photo which appears to show Andrew with his arm around Miss Roberts’ waist when he was a teenager (pictured here with Prince Andrew in 2001)

He questioned the authenticity of a photo which appears to show Andrew with his arm around the waist of teenage Miss Roberts.

Andrew came under renewed pressure last month to tell the FBI about his pedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein after Ghislaine Maxwell was jailed.

His victims say the Duke and other “cowardly” associates of Epstein who “hide behind power and prestige” should be targeted by the authorities.

Andrew has largely withdrawn from public life since reaching a £12million out-of-court settlement this year with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), who accused the Duke of to have raped. He has always denied the allegations.

Clyde P. Johnson