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Butterfly (ITV 2018, Anna Friel)

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Butterfly follows the story of an 11-year-old boy, Max, who makes the huge decision that he wants to live life as a girl. He has always dressed as one at home, but now he doesn’t want to hide who he is.

This is a powerful family drama about this life changing decision in a boy so young – how do you decide what is best for your child as you try to support and protect him?

His mum, Vicky, played by Anna Friel, and father, Stephen, no longer live together, which puts additional pressure on Max who yearns for an idyllic home life.

Acclaimed screenwriter Tony Marchant is well known for creating and writing many popular and award-winning TV dramas throughout his career including The Secret Agent, Leaving, Public Enemies, Garrow’s Law, Great Expectations and the BAFTA award winning Mark of Cain (with RED Production Company).

crew details
Writer: Tony Marchant
Producers: Louise Sutton, Anna Friel
Executive Producers: Caroline Hollick, Adam Kemp
Director: Anthony Byrne

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: ITV – Red – Aenon (Our Zoo)
Duration: x60 minute episodes
Aired From: In production





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