‘I’d like to go to Africa,’ I declared as a little girl, ‘and see forests full of parrots.’ This I did. Everything I had ever hoped to see was spread out before me and the experience left a profound impression… Continue reading My Family’s Roots in East Africa
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
On a wet but beautiful day in Cumbria we set off on a quest to find some of the locations used in Richard Pilbrow’s 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons… Continue reading #TBT – In Search Of The Real Swallows and Amazons – Part 1
In 1974, I was one of six children to appear in Claude Whatham’s film version of Swallows and Amazons, based on the novel by Arthur Ransome. Continue reading Whatever happened to the original cast of Swallows and Amazons?