Watch Sky’s trailer for Christmas film Roald & Beatrix

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Sky has released the trailer for its Christmas feature film based on the story of when a young Roald Dahl went to meet his favourite author Beatrix Potter.

Dawn French, Harry Tayler and an all-star cast feature in the trailer of the Sky Original Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse.

Roald & Beatrix on Christmas Eve

The Sky Original comedy drama will air on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV at 8.15pm on Christmas Eve.

The trailer features Dawn French as Beatrix Potter, Harry Tayler as the young Roald Dahl, Jessica Hynes as Roald’s mother Sofie, Rob Brydon as Beatrix’s husband William Heelis, Nina Sosanya as publisher Anne Landy, Bill Bailey as a Bona Fide Gent, as well as Alison Steadman and Nick Mohammed.

The fim is inspired by the true story of when a six-year old boy set off on a big adventure to meet his favourite author, Beatrix Potter.

“It’s a magical story of what can happen when you are brave enough to follow your dreams…” Sky said.

This heart-warming Sky original, is produced by Hartswood Films (Sherlock, Dracula) for Sky Studios.

Roald & Beatrix is one of a number of notable commissions as Sky continues to invest in original productions, having recently committed to double its investment in original drama, comedy and documentary through Sky Studios, the commissioning and production arm of Sky.

Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe and is the creative home of Sky’s award-winning and much-loved Sky originals.