Sophie Neville became inadvertently well known for starring as ‘Titty’ in ‘Swallows and Amazons’ (1974), the classic movie streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix Europe. After her ebook on ‘The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons’ became an Amazon bestseller, she was commissioned to write ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons’, which The Lutterworth Press has just launched as an audiobook. Her illustrated memoirs: Ride the Wings of Morning, and Funnily Enough, which won a Rubery Book Award, are also available online. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
In 2014, Sophie became president of The Arthur Ransome Society and began speaking at yacht clubs, cinemas and literary festivals. She was commissioned to write DVD Extras for Revelation Film, along with forewords for ‘Swallowdale’ by Arthur Ransome, ‘Swallows, Amazons and Coots’, ‘An A-Z of Cumbria and The Lake District on Film’, ‘Boats Yet Sailing’ and a book by Arthur Herbertson. Since then, she has contributed chapters to books such as Write Well and Merry Christmas Everyone, while writing feature articles for magazines and newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph.
Sophie has been speaking on BBC Radio and nearly capsized on ITV News. You can listen to her on Radio Cumbria here and find recent shots of her appearing on BBC Television here.
After starring in two an adventure movies, and appearing in the Two Ronnies whilst at Durham University, Sophie went into television production. She spent five years assisting on BBC drama serials such as ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Eastenders’ before making her first documentary for Channel 4 in Kenya. After directing comedy dramas for BBC Education, she produced an Inset series, set up a Blue Peter exploration of South Africa, and worked freelance for the BBC Natural History Unit in Botswana and Namibia. A long-distance rider, she organises challenge rides in Southern Africa where she was based for twelve years.
The Lutterworth Press bring you an interview with Sophie Neville here