Ghislaine Maxwell, who grew up in Oxford, is to be the subject of a TV documentary and a drama mini series.

A feature-length Channel 4 film, Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell? will chart her life, growing up with her father, the tycoon and former Oxford United director Robert Maxwell.

It will also look at her life as a New York socialite, focusing on when she met businessman Jeffrey Epstein.

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At the same time, The Sony Pictures Television-backed Eleventh Hour Films is planning a drama mini-series based on the Hunting Ghislaine podcast presented by journalist John Sweeney.


Maxwell is facing charges in Manhattan relating to her alleged involvement in her late friend's sex trafficking of minor girls. She denies the charges.

Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for July.

In a recent bail application, she revealed she had set aside $7.7m to be spent on lawyers out of $22.5m in assets belonging to herself and her husband.

Tycoon Robert Maxwell was chairman of Oxford United at the time of one of the club's biggest triumphs - when they won the Milk Cup in 1986 and he was happy to celebrate with the players and the fans.

He took over the club in 1982 and was chairman as they rose through the ranks from the third division to the top tier.


He resigned in 1987, handing over to his son Kevin Maxwell. Robert Maxwell died in 1991.

The tycoon received support from his daughter Ghislaine Maxwell and aged just 22 she was made a director of the club in 1984.

She became a familiar figure at matches sitting alongside her father in the directors' box, wearing a yellow and blue United scarf and cheering on the team.

In an interview with The Oxford Times, she revealed that she had started an United supporters' club at Balliol College, where she was studying modern history with languages.


She had already attracted 160 members and had arranged a discount for them to attend United matches.

Her interest in football was recognised by her father, who invited her to become a director.