Torvill and Dean

ITV announces Torvill and Dean biopic

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The film has been written by prominent writer of film, television and theatre William Ivory (Made in Dagenham, Burton and Taylor), and will be directed by Gillies MacKinnon (Hideous Kinky, Small Faces)

Dramatising the story of Jayne Torvill and Chris Dean’s partnership, it will feature a host of British acting talent.

The story follows the pair’s motivations for taking to the ice, as Torvill found confidence in her dancing, and Dean channelled his anger from his parents’ separation into skating.