BBC Four finds itself in a Tight Spot
Freezing is a modern, urban comedy about what happens when fame and promise start to fade away.
Elizabeth is American and an Oscar–nominated actress who was discovered by Robert Redford. She's acted in numerous successful films with people like Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Robert de Niro. That was then.
Now she lives in a West London suburb with her publishing husband Matt. She spends a lot of time worrying about where the next job will come from. So does Matt because he's just been replaced by his assistant at the publishing firm where he worked for 15 years.
As a result – and for the first time in their marriage – Matt and Elizabeth now have to spend their days together at home – two freelancers seeking work.
Freezing has a stellar cast including Hugh Bonneville as Matt, Elizabeth McGovern as Elizabeth, Tom Hollander as Leon and Ben Miles as Stephen, with cameos from Richard E Grant, Joely Richardson and Alan Yentob.
Written by James Wood, directed by Simon Curtis and produced by Kenton Allen and Simon Curtis.
Freezing is a BBC production.