Torvill & Dean: trailer released for ITV drama

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ITV have released the trailer for their biopic about ice skating duo Torvill & Dean, set to broadcast on the channel this Christmas…

Torvill & Dean tells the story of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s (played by Poppy Lee Friar and Will Tudor) early years and the creative impetus that finally drove them to become ice dancing royalty.

The drama explores their humble beginnings and family life in Nottingham; how Chris, following the breakup of his parents’ marriage, channelled his anger into skating and how Jayne, was outwardly reserved, and determined to explore her inwardly passionate nature.

Anita Dobson will star as Miss Perry, Jayne’s first coach at the Nottingham Ice Stadium, while Stephen Tompkinson  will play Jayne’s father, George. Jo Hartley plays her mum Betty.
Dean Andrews and Christine Bottomley are in line to play Chris’s parents, Colin and Mavis, while Jaime Winstone will play Janet Sawbridge, the ice dancing instructor who pairs Chris and Jayne together for the first time. Susan Earl has been cast in the role of Betty Dean.
The trailer looks something like this..

We’ll bring you news of a release date when we get one…