To Olivia FIRST LOOK: Keeley Hawes and Hugh Bonneville star in Sky Original film

The first trailer for Sky Original film To Olivia was unveiled on Thursday.

Keeley Hawes and Hugh Bonneville star as real-life husband and wife Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl, and the true story of their struggle with their grief following the loss of their eldest daughter Olivia to measles aged seven.

Opening with Hugh’s Roald narrating the story of his family history, he says: ‘My name is Roald Dahl and this is my wife Patricia Neal, star of stage and screen. We had two daughters, Olivia and Tessa, but a story can have many pages.’

Emotional: Keeley Hawes starred as Patricia Neal opposite Hugh Bonneville's Roald Dahl as they struggle with the death of their daughter in To Olivia's first trailer, released on Thursday

Emotional: Keeley Hawes starred as Patricia Neal opposite Hugh Bonneville's Roald Dahl as they struggle with the death of their daughter in To Olivia's first trailer, released on Thursday

Emotional: Keeley Hawes starred as Patricia Neal opposite Hugh Bonneville’s Roald Dahl as they struggle with the death of their daughter in To Olivia’s first trailer, released on Thursday

Patricia and Roald appear to be very much in love as they kiss and she tells him: ‘You’re one big kid, and the day you stop is the day we divorce.’

Snippets of their happy family life are quickly made sombre by Olivia’s sudden illness, she tragically passed away from encephalitis caused by measles – just a week after contracting the disease.

Speaking to his son Theo, Roald appears withdrawn as he reflects on Olivia’s passing and scenes of her funeral are shown on screen.

Moving: The film tells the true story of the husband and wife's struggle with their grief following the loss of their eldest daughter Olivia to Measles at the age of seven

Moving: The film tells the true story of the husband and wife's struggle with their grief following the loss of their eldest daughter Olivia to Measles at the age of seven

Moving: The film tells the true story of the husband and wife’s struggle with their grief following the loss of their eldest daughter Olivia to Measles at the age of seven

Honest: Opening with Hugh's Roald narrating the family's history, he claims a 'story can have many pages' as it shows the family in happier times before their daughter's sudden illness

Honest: Opening with Hugh's Roald narrating the family's history, he claims a 'story can have many pages' as it shows the family in happier times before their daughter's sudden illness

Honest: Opening with Hugh’s Roald narrating the family’s history, he claims a ‘story can have many pages’ as it shows the family in happier times before their daughter’s sudden illness

His depression is evident not only to the audience but also those around him, as a colleague comments: ‘The spark’s gone out of you, hasn’t it Dahl?’ 

Keeley’s Patricia also tries to console her husband, as she tells him: ‘Its not just you who’s lost. We have to fix it, before it’s so broken we can’t fix it anymore.’

In mourning, Roald is seen staring into the distance and remaining in bed, while Olivia’s death also has an impact on his children and wife.

Family: Patricia and Roald appear to be very much in scenes from prior to Olivia's death as they kiss and she tells him: 'You're one big kid, and the day you stop is the day we divorce'

Family: Patricia and Roald appear to be very much in scenes from prior to Olivia's death as they kiss and she tells him: 'You're one big kid, and the day you stop is the day we divorce'

Family: Patricia and Roald appear to be very much in scenes from prior to Olivia’s death as they kiss and she tells him: ‘You’re one big kid, and the day you stop is the day we divorce’

Tragic: Olivia passed away from encephalitis caused by measles - just a week after contracting the disease

Tragic: Olivia passed away from encephalitis caused by measles - just a week after contracting the disease

Tragic: Olivia passed away from encephalitis caused by measles – just a week after contracting the disease

But Theo appears to try and reassure his father, as he tells him: ‘We all become stories in the end, don’t you think she’d want to be remembered with a happy one.’

In the wake of Olivia’s death, Roald continues to write his beloved children’s novels including Charlie And The Chocolate Factor, which appears to be partially inspired by his eldest child.

Patricia gushes that she loved the book, as he proudly claims: ‘I rather think she would have loved it as well.’

Mourning: Roald fell into a deep depression after Olivia's death, and in the trailer Patricia tells him: 'Its not just you who's lost. We have to fix it, before it's so broken we can't fix it anymore'

Mourning: Roald fell into a deep depression after Olivia's death, and in the trailer Patricia tells him: 'Its not just you who's lost. We have to fix it, before it's so broken we can't fix it anymore'

Mourning: Roald fell into a deep depression after Olivia’s death, and in the trailer Patricia tells him: ‘Its not just you who’s lost. We have to fix it, before it’s so broken we can’t fix it anymore’

Helpful advice: His son Theo appears to try and reassure his father, as he tells him: 'We all become stories in the end, don't you think she'd want to be remembered with a happy one'

Helpful advice: His son Theo appears to try and reassure his father, as he tells him: 'We all become stories in the end, don't you think she'd want to be remembered with a happy one'

Helpful advice: His son Theo appears to try and reassure his father, as he tells him: ‘We all become stories in the end, don’t you think she’d want to be remembered with a happy one’

Roald’s novels James And The Giant Peach and The BFG were dedicated to Olivia, the latter being published 20 years after her passing.

While the film explores Roald’s struggle with grief, in real life the author remained silent about her death until his own passing, and his feelings about the loss were only revealed in a notebook that was discovered 28 years later.

To Olivia is set to be available on Sky Cinema from 19 February 2021.

In her honour: Roald's novels James And The Giant Peach and The BFG were dedicated to Olivia, the latter being published 20 years after her passing

In her honour: Roald's novels James And The Giant Peach and The BFG were dedicated to Olivia, the latter being published 20 years after her passing

In her honour: Roald’s novels James And The Giant Peach and The BFG were dedicated to Olivia, the latter being published 20 years after her passing

One to watch: To Olivia is set to be available on Sky Cinema from 19 February 2021

One to watch: To Olivia is set to be available on Sky Cinema from 19 February 2021

One to watch: To Olivia is set to be available on Sky Cinema from 19 February 2021

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