Swallows and Amazons (2016) – appearing in an opening scene

Kelly Macdonald starring as Mrs Walker and Andrew Scott as Lazlov, with me, Sophie Neville, as a dithering lady in a hat and rusty-coloured jacket getting into the steam train behind Roger at Portsmouth Station. Blink and you’ll miss me.

So opens the new film version of Arthur Ransome’s story ‘Swallows and Amazons’ (2016) directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe, which is coming out in cinemas around the UK on 19th August.

Meanwhile, here’s one I made earlier:

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Steam train 1928

Author: Sophie Neville

Writer and charity fundraiser

7 thoughts on “Swallows and Amazons (2016) – appearing in an opening scene”

  1. I shall go to see the new film but the original cannot be beaten! I’m not keen on sport and the Olympics so when there is nothing I want to watch guess what I’ve been watching? the one and only Swallows and Amazons original! I love it. Glad you have a part, if small, in the new one! Pam Moore age 79


  2. Brilliant – I love it when film makers do this sort of thing! We’re going to Keswick for a week at the end of August, so hopefully we’ll see the new film ‘on location’, as it were. I’ll be taking the DVD of your version as well, so looking forward to a S&A themed week!

    (We went to see the new Star Wars film at the Alhambra there at New Year and when Catbells and the lake appeared, there was a big cheer in the cinema!)

  3. I did manage to catch you in the film clip! I am a huge fan of the original which will be a very hard act to follow; but even so, I can’t wait to see the new version.

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