Sophie Neville remembers making original Swallows and Amazons film as remake is released

Originally posted by the East Anglian Daily Times:

A new Swallows and Amazons film, based on Arthur Ransome’s children’s outdoor adventure tale, is due for release on August 19. But how will it measure up to the 1974 original?

Sophie Neville, who appeared in that 1974 film, spoke to Sheena Grant about this classic novel.

More than 40 years ago, at the age of just 12, Sophie was chosen to play Titty Walker in a film version of Arthur Ransome’s classic outdoor adventure tale, Swallows and Amazons.

What followed were seven glorious weeks in the early 1970s, filming scenes of sailing, camping, fishing and even a bit of piracy as the “Swallows” and “Amazons” meet, battles ensue and friendships are forged in the kind of carefree, idyllic summer that childhood memories…

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