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Hotel Portofino | Preview (ITV1)

Hotel Portofino, starring Natascha McElhone, Mark Umbers and Anna Chancellor, is a historical family drama, set in the 1920s on the Italian Riviera.

Natascha McElhone (Ronin, Californication, Halo) leads the cast as Bella Ainsworth, the daughter of a wealthy industrialist who moves to Portofino to set up a quintessentially British hotel in the breathtaking beautiful town of Portofino.

Mark Umbers (Home Fires) plays her charming aristocratic but dangerous husband Cecil and Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Hour) plays the hotel’s most influential but very hard to please guest, Lady Latchmere.

The series also features Italian star Daniele Pecci (Orgoglio) as charismatic Count Carlo Albani and rising star Rocco Fassano (Skam Italia) takes on the role of anti-fascist activist Gianluca Vitali. At its heart Hotel Portofino is a high-octane family drama full of emotional highs and lows, with a classic ‘whodunit’ mystery woven through, which builds to a dramatic climax.

Created and written by Matt Baker the series captures the longestablished literary tradition of comic and idiosyncratic, British ‘innocents abroad’ but also reveals darker more serious storylines, set against the historical backdrop of the rise of Mussolini’s fascism.

Embracing themes of sexual and racial liberation Hotel Portofino will deliver a heady cocktail of subplots in a breathtaking Italian setting.

Hotel Protofino begins week commencing 30th January on ITV1.

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