‘A time of innocence’ – Virginia McKenna on making Swallows and Amazons – The Telegraph

Virginia McKenna, the star of the 1974 adaptation of Swallows and Amazons, fondly remembers making the Vintage Classic on location in the Lake District. It was 43 years ago when Claude Watham, the director of the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons, asked if I’d like to play the part of Mrs Walker… Continue reading ‘A time of innocence’ – Virginia McKenna on making Swallows and Amazons – The Telegraph

‘Sitting in front of the same black and white notes as Beethoven and Wagner is terrifying’ – we talk to top film composer Ilan Eshkeri – Classic FM

Ilan Eshkeri has written music for blockbusters including Stardust and Still Alive. His latest soundtrack is for the film Swallows and Amazons – we asked him to introduce the music, play some clips and tell us how he overcomes the fear of the blank page… Continue reading ‘Sitting in front of the same black and white notes as Beethoven and Wagner is terrifying’ – we talk to top film composer Ilan Eshkeri – Classic FM

Video: BBC Interview with Dick and Desmond Kelsall

With today’s release of the new Swallows and Amazons, the BBC Archive has posted the following video on Arthur Ransome from 1984, which features Dick and Desmond Kelsall: With the Swallows and Amazons movie released today, here is a nice little piece from 1984 on author, Arthur Ransome.https://t.co/Xuq1RtE4Qo — BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) August 19, 2016 Originally posted by the Nancy Blackett Trust. Continue reading Video: BBC Interview with Dick and Desmond Kelsall

Harry Enfield Stars In Our Exclusive New Swallows and Amazons Clip – Yahoo Movies UK

British literary institution ‘Swallows and Amazons ‘ is being adapted for the big screen once again, so it’s only fitting to find another British institution in its cast. Comedy icon Harry Enfield of Kevin and Perry, Tim Nice-But-Dim, and Loadsamoney … Continue reading Harry Enfield Stars In Our Exclusive New Swallows and Amazons Clip – Yahoo Movies UK