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Anna Friel to star in ITV drama about transgender child

From BBC - September 14, 2017

ITV is to make a three-part drama about a schoolboy who identifies as a girl.

The mini-series, titled Butterfly, will tell the story of 11-year-old Max, who chooses to live as a girl at home and decides he does not want to hide it from others.

Broken and Marcella actress Anna Friel will play his mother Vicky.

ITV's head of drama Polly Hill said it was a "heartwarming and emotional script" about "one boy's search to be recognised for who he really is".

Butterfly will be written by Tony Marchant, who has previously tackled family issues like ADHD (Kid in the Corner), adoption (Bad Blood) and fertility (The Family Man).

In its announcement, ITV described Butterfly as "a powerful family drama about this life changing decision in a boy so young".

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