A NEW drama, which was partly filmed in Chester, depicting the early life of legendary actor Cary Grant is not available to view on ITVX.

Archie stars Jason Isaacs as Archibald Leach, who would leave Bristol as a young man to become an icon of the silver screen in films like Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday and North by Northwest.

Despite his reputation as a suave and confident leading man, Archie digs into Cary Grant's traumatic formative years which feature a dark secret which was kept from him by his father.

The series, which features filming locations from across the North West, was in part filmed on Albion Street, Chester in September.

Chester and District Standard: Albion Street in Chester is set to feature as a filming location for a new ITV biopic about Cary Grant.

Written by Jeff Pope, critically acclaimed for The Widower, Mrs Biggs, A Confession and the Oscar-nominated films Philomena and Stan & Ollie, the new show's scripted has been given the blessing of Cary Grant's daughter, Jennifer, and ex-wife Dyan Cannon

The screenwriter said of Archie: "As with many of my projects, I started at the end and worked backwards. I discovered that, at the height of his fame, Cary Grant retired to look after his young daughter. Intrigued, I started to dig into why he had become a single father. What had happened?

"My journey led me to Bristol, and a young boy called Archie Leach. Cary Grant became one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century, beloved by presidents and paupers. The key to everything, lay in his childhood."

The full series is now available to watch via ITVX at: https://www.itv.com/watch/archie:-the-man-who-became-cary-grant/.