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Swallows and Amazons

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Synopsis

Set over an idyllic English summer holiday, the four Walker children and their sailing rivals, the Blacketts, run amok in their boats against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District. The Walkers sail the agile Swallow and the Blacketts commandeer The Amazon, making camp on a nearby island. Their world is one of imagination – filled with pirates and canons, where boats are captured and the enemy has to walk the plank. But when family friend, Uncle Jim is revealed to be a spy, our motley crew are forced to put down their imaginary swords and band together to protect him from his Soviet enemies.
An inspiring adventure for all the family, based on Arthur Ransome’s beloved children’s classics.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
97 mins
Director
Philippa Lowthorpe
Producer
Nick Barton, Nick O’Hagan, Joe Oppenheimer
Executive Producer
Christine Langan, Natascha Wharton, Danny Perkins, Jenny Borgars, Hugo Heppell, Alexa Seligman, John Jencks, Peter Watson, Steve Milne, Ian Maiden
Editor
David Thrasher
Screenwriter
Andrea Gibb (screenplay), Arthur Ransome (novel)
Director of Photography
Julian Court
Production Designer
Suzie Davies
Music
Ilan Eshkeri
Principal Cast
Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, Seren Hawkes, Hannah Jayne Thorp, Jessica Hynes, Harry Enfield

Production Company

A BBC Films and Harbour Pictures production with support of BFI, HanWay Films, StudioCanal, Screen Yorkshire, Electric Shadow Company, Maiden Investments

BBC Films
BBC Broadcasting House
7th Floor, Zone A
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
+44 (0)203 614 4445
bbcfilms@bbc.co.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Harbour Pictures
Bankstock Buildings
2nd floor
42-44 De Beavoir Crescent
London
N1 5SB
+44 (0)20 3150 2748
info@harbourpictures.com
http://www.harbourpictures.com

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com