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Denmark’s DR, Sweden’s SVT become latest broadcasters to check into Hotel Portofino

Hotel Portofino is being distributed by Beta Film

MIPCOM: DR in Denmark and SVT in Sweden are among the European broadcasters to have acquired the latest period drama from UK commercial broadcaster ITV and streamer BritBox.

Hotel Portofino is executive produced by Eagle Eye’s Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino and was commissioned by ITV and BritBox, with PBS Distribution taking North American rights.

Germany’s Beta Film is shopping the 6×60’ drama at Mipcom in Cannes this week and has also sealed deals with NRK for Norway, YLE for Finland and SYN for Iceland, as well as Dutch national broadcaster NPO.

Set against the backdrop of the rise of fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, the series centres on a British family who emigrate to the country to open a high-end hotel.

It stars Natascha McElhone (Ronin, Californication, Designated Survivor), Mark Umbers (King Arthur, Home Fires) and Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings and A Funeral, The Hour), as well as Italian actors Daniele Pecci (Orgoglio), Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo) and Rocco Fasano (Skam Italia).

Created and written by Matt Baker, Hotel Portofino is directed by Adam Wimpenny (Blackwood). Shooting wrapped in Portofino, Italy, and along the Croatian coastl this summer.

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