Feeling daylight on you and drinking and having a lust for life. I wanted to be a sports journalist, I thought I was going to be a football reporter because then I'd get to watch the football for free. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies - we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. That takes an enormous amount of courage, energy, commitment and passion, and will inspire anyone watching. They definitely put the hours in on and off the ice. We explore how Chris and Jayne clashed as they separately and together tried to establish a new language for ice dance — one which won gold medals but also spoke to their private, intense relationship.
Jayne grew up in Clifton on what was once Europe's largest housing estate while Christopher lived in Calverton, the North-East of the city. Before their big Olympic win, Jayne worked as an insurance clerk and Christopher was in the Nottinghamshire Police force. International distribution will be handled by Endemol Shine International. This drama is reminding people of that glory. Chris and Jayne are such fascinating characters: sports people and athletes with all the grit and determination that entails, but real artists, too, engaging in deeply felt creative and emotional battles.
The drama will receive funding support from Northern Ireland Screen and will be produced by leading television production company, Darlow Smithson. Together, Torvill and Dean transformed themselves and pushed to make their dream a reality. They did everything we asked them to do and I was really proud of how far they came along in such a short space of time. The pair wanted to bring technical accuracy to the ice skating seen in the film. The Nottingham duo made sporting history Image: Manchester Evening News Jayne is married to husband Phil and has two children Kieran, 16, and Jessica, 12 and Chris, who now lives in Colorado Springs with partner and former Dancing On Ice judge Karen Barber and has two grown-up sons, Jack and Sam. So we had great fun researching the role — especially watching all the routines, which are just stunning.
Have you known them long? As the speed skater Elise Christie learnt earlier this year when she crashed out in Pyeongchang, any performance that falls short of expected success is treated like a failure of national infrastructure, like the bins not being collected. Who else is in the show? Life is short you've only got so many things you can write in your life time. I think it's a hard life. Tudor has previously been seen in Game of Thrones as Olyvar and has also acted in Shadowhunters, Humans and Tomorrow. In an exclusive interview with Express.
Get the most important news straight in your inbox before 9am every day - sign up to Nottinghamshire Live's newsletter. When I come into Nottingham I always grab a copy of the Post. Eastenders actress Anita Dobson will also star as Miss Perry, Jayne's first coach, as well as Stephen Tompkinson, Jo Hartley, Dean Andrews and Christine Bottomley. By submitting your information, you agree to the and. Jayne was shy, but she began to explore her passionate nature through ice dance. So being able to put a story behind these routines, and how they might have got to that point, was really exciting. I thought she was amazing.
But it is a drama so his own thoughts are in there as well. No complicated forms to fill out, just enter your email address in the black box at the top of this page. Jayne and Christopher's performance has become world renowned as the legendary Bolero routine which also earned them the title of the highest-scoring figure skaters of all time based on a single performance. Christine Bottomley Mavis Dean Poor Mavis is forced to leave home when her husband has an affair with a family friend, and she becomes estranged from her son, which leads to much heartache for both of them. No but they are instead great friends who continue to work together more than 30 years after their Olympic win.
Taking to the ice as Jayne Torvill is Ackley Bridge star Poppy Lee Friar alongside Games of Thrones actor Will Tudor as Christopher Dean. Chris and Jayne are such fascinating characters: sports people and athletes with all the grit and determination that entails, but real artists, too, engaging in deeply felt creative and emotional battles. But then, there are these other things we need to serve as well. Indeed the wordsmith who is also responsible for critically-acclaimed comedy-drama Made in Dagenham, claims it is a film as much about Nottingham as it is about the legendary ice dancing duo. The drama will depict the forming of their extraordinary relationship which led to their incredibly successful ice dancing partnership. Anita Dobson, Stephen Tompkinson and Jaime Winstone will also appear in the drama, to be written by William Ivory.
We'd also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. But According to The Sun, the actors who play the Winter Olympic champions, Will Tudor and Poppy Lee Friar, in order to learn how to ice skate for their respective roles. So when they rang about the audition, I thought, 'Good lord, this is going to require a lot of work. Share They spent hours with scriptwriter William Ivory, telling him the inside story behind their success. Will Tudor, from Game of Thrones and Humans, will play Dean, while Ackley Bridge's Poppy Lee Friar plays Torvill. But while you might think you know their story, Tudor is convinced that parts of the drama will surprise you. Susan Earl So Awkward, I Want My Wife Back, Reggie Perrin takes the role of Betty Dean.
Ivory said he hoped he could shed light on the pair as people and how their unique partnership came about. What are Torvill and Dean most known for? The one-off programme tells the life stories of legendary British ice skating duo, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean. Game of Thrones actor Will Tudor will be portraying a young Christopher Dean and Poppy Lee Friar of Ackley Bridge fame will be taking on the part of Jayne Torvill in the drama. I think Nottingham gets a really bad press and has done over the years and I think anything that shows the city off in a good light I am excited by. The film will track their journey and the countless hours of practice ending with Olympic victory in 1984 when they did their famous dance to the Bolero which secured them a score of 12 perfect 6. Friar starred as Missy Booth in Ackley Bridge as well as appearing in Mr Selfridge, In The Club and Eve.