The greatest ice skater of all time, John Curry transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not fully legal.
Always outspoken and often controversial, Curry was as rebellious as he was charming; ferociously ambitious yet seemingly edging towards self-destruction. 'The Ice King' charts his journey from young contender to Olympic Champion and his subsequent dream of founding a touring skating company.
While those who were closest to him remember his life and tragically early death, Curry himself is returned to the screen through archive interviews, candid personal letters and the stunning footage of an athlete and artist on ice.
★★★★ "A thoughtful insight into the pressure involved in sporting and artistic success" - David Parkinson, Empire
★★★★ "Unflinching and compelling" - Trevor Johnston, Time Out
★★★★ "A well-crafted documentary" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★ A delight" - Kevin Maher - The Times