PERIOD SET SERIES TRAILER
Britbox has released a trailer for their new period set drama HOTEL PORTOFINO which starts streaming January 27th! Starring Natasha McElhone, it follows a British family who open a hotel for upper class
travellers on the magical Italian Riviera during the ‘Roaring 20s’.
The Hotel has only been open a few weeks, but the guests including the imperious Lady Latchmere (Anna Chancellor), are demanding and hard-to-please. Bella Ainsworth (McElhone) the co-proprietor and moving spirit behind the hotel,
quickly finds herself being targeted by a scheming and corrupt local politician, Signor Danioni (Pasquale Esposito), who threatens to drag her into the red-hot political cauldron of Mussolini’s Italy.
The Hotel demands all of Bella’s resources, energy, and focus, but she’s being pulled in other directions, as she
tries to coax her wounded son, Lucian (Oliver Dench), and her widowed daughter, Alice, towards health and happiness in the traumatic aftermath of World War 1. And then there’s Bella’s aristocratic but caddish husband, Cecil (Mark Umbers), who’s obsessed with arranging an advantageous marriage
for Lucian to secure the future of the Ainsworth family’s estate back in England, and with finding the money to pay for his dilettante lifestyle. Daniele Pecci stars as charismatic Count Carlo Albani, Lorenzo Richelmy
as his son, Roberto. And Rocco Fasano plays anti-fascist activist Gianluca Vitali. The series will later on air also on ITV and PBS Masterpiece for American audience.
|The series will stream exclusively on Britbox January 27th|
|Natasha McElhone leads the cast of the new series|
|Gorgeous Oliver Dench is Lucian Ainsworth, Bella's son|
|The series will stream in six hourlong episodes|
|After Britbox, the series will probably air mid February on ITV|