The Ice King, directed by James Erskine, is in cinemas now. The documentary is a tribute to the late British sportsman John Curry who was the first openly gay Olympian gold medalist. Curry transformed figure skating in the mid-70s before contracting Aids and dying at the early age of 44.
Through a combination of letters, archive interviews and rare footage the documentary provides a stirring insight into, not only John’s career, but also his troubled family life and sexuality. The Ice King is a portrait of the man who turned ice-skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form.
“The film movingly conveys both Curry’s brilliance and his inner torment” **** Total Film
“Moving and earnest” **** The Times
“Ambitious…stirring” Sight & Sound
“A searing documentary about a lost cultural icon” British Council
James Erskine is an award-winning writer, director and producer of documentaries including his Emmy nominated The Human Face, the acclaimed Who Killed the Honey Bee?, One Night in Turin and Battle of the Sexes .
The Ice King is in cinemas now, to watch the trailer click here.