Cilla – ITV trailer starring Sheridan Smith

ITV has unveiled a new trailer for the Cilla Black three-part biopic drama, Cilla – penned by acclaimed writer Jeff Pope.

Starring award-winning actress Sheridan Smith (who is singing too!) as the famous Liverpudlian songbird; Aneurin Barnard as Cilla’s husband Bobby, Ed Stoppard as Brian Epstein, John Henshaw as Cilla’s father, John White and Melanie Hill is Cilla’s mother.

Cilla’ tells of her rocky rise to fame and will capture the essence of 1960s Liverpool, the atmosphere of promise and excitement as the Merseybeat music scene was on the verge of exploding in a blaze of tight-fitting skirts, stiletto heels, and beehives.

A young, unknown Cilla works in the austere environs of the typists’ pool at a local company, dreaming of stardom. The drama looks at how she met the two men who came to love her and ultimately fought over her – future husband Bobby Willis and legendary manager Brian Epstein, the tragic young businessman who also guided the career of The Beatles.

Cilla comes to ITV soon.

Watch the trailer below…