John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympia. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, this is a man forever on the run: from his father's ghost, his country, and even his own self. Above all, he is an artist and an athlete whose body time and time again –sometimes against his will– becomes a political battlefield.
James Erskine is an award-winning writer, director and producer. As well as directing a number of well-known UK drama series, he has a highly successful track record in feature documentaries including One Night in Turin (2010), Battle of the Sexes (2013), Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014), Building Jerusalem (2015), and the upcoming Sachin (2017).