Swallows and Amazons

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Swallows and Amazons follows four children who dream of escaping from the tedium of a summer holiday. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they arrive, they... read more
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Swallows and Amazons follows four children who dream of escaping from the tedium of a summer holiday. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they arrive, they discover they may not be alone and a desperate yet whimsical battle for ownership of the island ensues, where both skill and luck play a hand. Simultaneously, the dangers of an adult world, on the brink of war, encroach on their paradise and intertwine with their lives, in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner. The children must ban together from both groups, learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the all-important value of friendship to save a family member. Steeped in the wonder of a child’s imagination and set against a breath-taking backdrop, this is an exhilarating adaptation of a treasured classic.

Original Release

08/19/2016

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Cast

Rafe Spall Captain Flint
Kelly MacDonald Mrs. Walker
Andrew Scott Lazlov
Jessica Hynes Mrs. Jackson
Harry Enfield Mr. Jackson
Richard Bremmer Old Billy
Orla Hill Susan Walker
Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen Tatty Walker
Dane Hughes John Walker
Bobby McCulloch Roger Walker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Philippa Lowthorpe

Writers

Andrea Gibb, Arthur Ransome

Cast

Rafe Spall Captain Flint
Kelly MacDonald Mrs. Walker
Andrew Scott Lazlov
Jessica Hynes Mrs. Jackson
Harry Enfield Mr. Jackson
Richard Bremmer Old Billy
Orla Hill Susan Walker
Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen Tatty Walker
Dane Hughes John Walker
Bobby McCulloch Roger Walker
John Henshaw Harbour Master
Jamie Darlington Naval Officer
Nicola Simonds onlooker
Seren Hawkes Nancy Blackett
Hannah Jayne Thorp Peggy Blackett
Sophie Wardlow Gertie
Richard Varley Naval Officer
Jade-Olivia Gadd Onlooker
Caf Smith Fair stall holder
Ashley Davis Pierrot Clown

Producers

Jenny Borgars Executive Producer
Patrick Fischer Executive Producer
Hugo Heppell Executive Producer
John Jencks Executive Producer
Ian Maiden Executive Producer
Steve Milne Executive Producer
Beth Pattinson Executive Producer
Alexa Seligman Executive Producer
Danny Gulliver Executive Producer
Dan MacRae Executive Producer
Nick O'Hagan Executive Producer
Peter Watson Executive Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Danny Perkins Executive Producer
Thorsten Schumacher Executive Producer
Natascha Wharton Executive Producer
Nick Barton Producer
Danny Gulliver Producer
Nick O'Hagan Producer
Joe Oppenheimer Producer
Jenny Borgars Producer
Hugo Heppell Producer
Beth Pattinson Producer

Editors

Dave Thrasher

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